What is RegTech

This course is an introduction to RegTech. You will get a definitional understanding of RegTech, and dive deep into its historical context and its development over time. You will be able to identify stakeholders and their role in the industry, as well as learn about the trends in RegTech.
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Online Course


120 mins





On Completion
With this online course, you will:
  • Be able to create a topology of the RegTech eco-system by Solution and Participant
  • Identify what consists of a RegTech solution and define its scope of applicability
  • Comprehend the historical evolution of regulatory reporting, monitoring, and its significance in finance
  • Get insights into scaling infrastructure and comparisons with traditional compliance
  • Distinguish between innovation solutions and bundled offering

Regulatory Technology (RegTech)

Supervisory Technology (SupTech)



Adoption and Scaling

Douglas Arner

Kerry Holdings Professor in Law at The University of Hong Kong
Douglas W. Arner is the Kerry Holdings Professor in Law and RGC Senior Research Fellow in Digital Finance and Sustainable Development at the University of Hong Kong, where he is also a Senior Fellow of the Asia Global Institute, Associate Director of the HKU-Standard Chartered Foundation FinTech Academy and a Member of the Management Committee of the Techno-Entrepreneurship Core as well as principal of the Reg/Tech Lab and Faculty Director of the Law, Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship Programme (LITE). 

He is a non-executive director of NASDAQ and Euronext listed early-stage biotechnology development firm Aptorum Group, an Advisory Board Member of the Global Impact FinTech (GIFT) Forum, SuperCharger Ventures, Policy 4.0, the International RegTech Association, the Alliance for Innovative Regulation and the Centre for Finance, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CFTE), and co-founder and an executive board member of the Asia Pacific Structured Finance Association. He leads the largest FinTech onlin course on edX, now with over 125,000 participants drawn from (almost) every country in the world. 

Douglas focuses on the interlinkages between finance, technology and broader sustainable development. He has published twenty books and more than 200 articles, chapters and reports on finance, technology, regulation and development, including most recently FinTech: Finance, Technology, Regulation (Cambridge 2023 forthcoming, with Ross Buckley and Dirk Zetzsche).

Janos Barberis

Co-founder of Supercharger Ventures
Janos Barberis skilfully combines academic rigour with an unrivalled entrepreneurial spirit. He has an established track record in the FinTech Industry (named 32nd Most Powerful Dealmaker globally, Institutional Investors, 2018) and in academia (13th legal scholar in the world, SSRN, 2018). He is driven to deliver actionable insights which have benefited the business transformation and innovation of Tier-1 financial institutions, across 400 B2B partnerships with cutting-edge technology start-ups. The 49 start-ups across Janos’ accelerator cohorts have raised over US$500 million and are regularly listed as leading FinTech companies, globally.

Janos promoted sustainable innovation in financial markets by heavily investing in Human Capital development. Regular stakeholder interactions with senior government officials and development agencies combine start-up ecosystem access with policy-minded advice.

Janos currently focuses on the financial stability implications of BigTech firms, given their “too-large-to-ignore scale” and promotes a sustainable finance agenda via start-up business models. He leads a team of 18 people across key FinTech hubs, including Hong Kong, Singapore & London.

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