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Proposal for the creation of a 'Regulation Innovation' Special Interest Group #66

DavidVtFreshAIR opened this issue Sep 1, 2020 · 16 comments


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@DavidVtFreshAIR DavidVtFreshAIR commented Sep 1, 2020

The Regulation Innovation SIG will be a community of people interested in creating open source solutions for regulatory and compliance issues. Creating open source solutions to regulatory compliance is particularly important because the market is currently using custom-built, one-off solutions, that are expensive, inefficient, and costly to manage and update over time.

The proposed chair of the Regulation Innovation SIG will be Ian Hollowbread (ING) and initial sponsors will include AIR - the Alliance for Innovative Regulation, as well as representatives from 1-3 additional financial institutions. This SIG will be of particular importance to banks because of the cost and implementation of compliance is very expensive. The target audience will be compliance officers, and tech leaders responsible for compliance who are looking to create low-cost industry-wide scalable solutions.

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@mindthegab mindthegab commented Sep 10, 2020

For everyone interested in this potential group, which is now in the formation stage, please register your interest / comments / suggestions here.

/cc @toshaellison @aitana16 probably worth linking this page on for increased visibility.

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@h-grieve h-grieve commented Sep 10, 2020

We're interested!

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@pbouda pbouda commented Sep 10, 2020

We are interested, I am an NLP engineer at a RegTech startup. Interesting topics I think are open data, language corpora, language models, vocabularies, ontologies, data pipelines in regulation and compliance.

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@mikejstevenson mikejstevenson commented Sep 14, 2020

Please do include me in this too - many thanks

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@mindthegab mindthegab commented Sep 15, 2020

Great stuff - amazing to see initial interest, please keep it coming. On a related note, see input from the Community on the naming of this strategic initative - #47 (comment).

Might be one element for this SIG to decide upon, if and once created.

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@srholt62 srholt62 commented Sep 21, 2020

Really interested in this initiative on behalf of JPMorgan. Last year we worked with Tosha on some ideas for LATAM Payments reporting for regulators which showed just the tip of the iceberg in opportunities.

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@johnmark johnmark commented Sep 21, 2020

I am very interested in participating in this initiative on behalf of CapOne. I've been in touch with David and am looking forward to initiating "regulation as code" initiatives and learning how to innovate in the field of compliance

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@simonhull9 simonhull9 commented Sep 23, 2020

Interested to be part of and contribute to this initiative.

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@ianhollowbread ianhollowbread commented Oct 1, 2020

Regulation matters, enabling safer and fairer markets is important to us all. However the global complexities of embedding regulation across the ecosystem is no easy task. Technologies and Innovation are presenting us new opportunities to rethink the way we achieve compliance.

I am excited to work alongside industry experts and knowledge seekers to openly learn, share and progress under a everyday movement the way in which we manage regulation.

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@DavidCowland DavidCowland commented Oct 1, 2020

definitely interested in this initiative

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@mvanbuskirk mvanbuskirk commented Oct 1, 2020

We are very interested as well.

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@waymarktechmark waymarktechmark commented Oct 1, 2020

I am interested in this initiative on behalf of Waymark Tech

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@nigelcobb nigelcobb commented Oct 2, 2020

I am interested in this idea on behalf of REGnosys

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@kriscanonical kriscanonical commented Oct 14, 2020

I am interested to be part of this initiative.
David and Gab, thanks for proposing this initiative. It is very relevant and timely as I believe most financial institutions have been witnessing an increase in their regulatory compliance cost year on year. I very much look forward to working alongside industry experts and peer group that is passionate about open innovation in finance sector.
Ian has so rightly expressed that innovation mindset and technology presents us an opportunity to promote open source in regulatory compliance specs & implementations across a complex ecosystem.

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@aitana16 aitana16 commented Nov 2, 2020

Thank you all for registering your interest in the Regulation Innovation Special Interest Group (SIG)!

We're excited to share that the FINOS Governing Board has approved the creation of the SIG, which will be led by Ian Hollowbread @ianhollowbread and David Ehrich @DavidVtFreshAIR

A kick-off session is scheduled for Tuesday November 10th at 12pm ET / 5pm UK, please join us using the below details, and make sure to subscribe for updates by sending an email to

We also look forward to seeing you at OSSF on November 12 and 13, which will feature a Regulation, Risk & Compliance Track with talks by AIR, the CFPB, Google and JP Morgan. Register here.

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@mindthegab mindthegab commented Nov 6, 2020

Congratulations to everyone involved. On behalf of the Board I can confirm we're very excited about this group as we think there's major potential here. Kudos @DavidVtFreshAIR, Ian and everyone who participated in the formation of this group.

I'll close this issue as the group is approved - further activity will continue in this repo and meetings details are available above.

@mindthegab mindthegab closed this Nov 6, 2020
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