What is RegTech?

What can help you strengthen your RegTech? 
Embark on a transformative journey into the dynamic world of RegTech, guided by industry visionaries Janos Barberis and Douglas Arner, as they empower learners with actionable insights, a global perspective, and a commitment to driving innovation and compliance in the ever-evolving landscape of regulatory technology.
Many countries including the UK, In the face of the £88 billion annual money laundering challenge, imposed a £100 billion economic toll. The government has rolled out stringent anti-money laundering laws, continually evolving.
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30 mins

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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

Course Lessons


In this Chapter, we will look at what Regulatory Technology stands for, where it can be applied and the difference between RegTech and SupTech.

Topology of RegTech

In this Chapter, we will look at the evolution of regulatory reporting and monitoring over the last 50 years. You will learn about the activities that are subject to compliance obligations and how compliance became the biggest growth area of finance.

Who are the stakeholders

In this chapter, we will highlight the various stakeholders in RegTech and the supply & demand aspects of the industry. Additionally, we will look at the startups that are transforming the RegTech industry, where the most proactive regulators are, as well as the objectives of financial institutions when implementing RegTech solutions.

What are the opportunities for individuals

This chapter gives an understanding of why E-KYC is to RegTech, what P2P lending is to FinTech, and how RegTech could replace or enhance the compliance sector in banks. In addition to this, the lecturer identifies the low-hanging fruits of RegTech and the long-term opportunities.

Trends in RegTech

In this chapter, we are going to look at the time horizon of large-scale RegTech adoption, how RegTech infrastructure can be scaled, the risks it faces, and the advantages of RegTech in comparison to traditional compliance.

Meet your instructor - Douglas Arner 

Kerry Holdings Professor in Law at The University of Hong Kong

Douglas W. Arner holds the Kerry Holdings Professorship in Law and is a Senior Research Fellow in Digital Finance and Sustainable Development at the University of Hong Kong. He serves as a Senior Fellow of the Asia Global Institute, Associate Director of the HKU-Standard Chartered Foundation FinTech Academy, and is a Member of the Management Committee of the Techno-Entrepreneurship Core.
Additionally, he is the principal of the Reg/Tech Lab and Faculty Director of the Law, Innovation, Technology, and Entrepreneurship Programme (LITE). Douglas is a non-executive director of NASDAQ and Euronext-listed biotechnology firm Aptorum Group and an Advisory Board Member of various organizations, including the Global Impact FinTech (GIFT) Forum, SuperCharger Ventures, and the International RegTech Association.
He is also a co-founder and executive board member of the Asia Pacific Structured Finance Association. With a focus on the intersection of finance, technology, and sustainable development, Douglas has published extensively, including his upcoming book "FinTech: Finance, Technology, Regulation" (Cambridge 2023) with Ross Buckley and Dirk Zetzsche. Furthermore, he leads the largest FinTech online course on edX, engaging participants from nearly every country in the world.

Meet your instructor - Janos Barberis

Co-founder of Supercharger Ventures

Janos Barberis seamlessly blends academic excellence with a formidable entrepreneurial spirit, showcasing a remarkable presence in both the FinTech industry and academia. Recognized as the 32nd Most Powerful Dealmaker globally by Institutional Investors in 2018, Janos has demonstrated his prowess in driving business transformation and innovation for Tier-1 financial institutions. His academic standing is equally impressive, ranking as the 13th legal scholar globally in 2018 according to SSRN.
With a commitment to delivering actionable insights, Janos has fostered over 400 B2B partnerships between financial institutions and cutting-edge technology start-ups.
Moreover, he has played a pivotal role in nurturing sustainable innovation in financial markets by investing significantly in Human Capital development. As the architect behind 49 start-ups in his accelerator cohorts, Janos has contributed to raising over US$500 million, propelling these ventures to become leading FinTech companies on the global stage.