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Thursday, November 29 • 4:40pm - 5:00pm
REGULATION CONFIDENTIAL: Share Your Stories & Help Build the New Economy

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Chatham House Rule  https://www.chathamhouse.org/chatham-house-rule
3 topics/3 roundtables. Each table will have 12 minutes to discuss their topic, then 2 minutes to report no more than 3 outcome(s) to the room. So choose your table, then choose your reporter, and stay focused on getting to outcomes! NCFA will send your key messages to the appropriate recipients.

TABLE 1 - KEY MESSAGES AND APPROACH:  What messages would you like NCFA to send/represent to key regulatory stakeholders.  NCFA has made several presentations but advancements have been slow.  How can we strengthen our message and have a greater impact or ideas to implement a different approach?

TABLE 2 - SELF-REGULATION?:  In the absence of supportive regulation and adequate government policies for fintech and financing innovation in Canada, compared to other jurisdictions, there have been increasing calls for self-regulation to enhance the competitiveness of these businesses in Canada and their credibility overseas. Eg, reporting standards to enhance transparency, accountability, and consumer/investor understanding; code of ethics/conduct to enhance fair treatment of customers/investors and enhance trust; operational standards for effective governance, systems and controls, risk management to help businesses prepare for scale-up and to smooth the way for discussions with regulators in Canada and overseas.
Is some self-regulation needed? If so, what are the priorities and how do we pay for them?

TABLE 3 - COLLABORATION:  Regulation in Canada can be stifling and costly. How can firms collaborate to make compliance easier?
RegTech? Outsourcing? Training? Telling our stories - story wall?

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Robin Ford

Principal, Ford Consulting
After 25 years as a public sector lawyer and regulator, Robin is now consulting in the areas of financial services regulation, governance, and compliance.  She has extensive experience working with and advising regulators and the regulated, leading projects and teams, and facilitating... Read More →

Thursday November 29, 2018 4:40pm - 5:00pm
JW Marriott Parq Vancouver 39 Smithe St, Vancouver, BC V6B 0R3, Canada