Events

ASIC presents at a range of fintech meetups and events to discuss the Innovation Hub, our approach to new business models and address questions from the sector on regulation and compliance. 

Upcoming events

Helping Australian fintech and regtech startups navigate the regulatory framework

Thursday 8 November
1:00 pm AEDT

ASIC is committed to helping innovative start-ups navigate the regulatory system to facilitate innovation that has the potential to promote good outcomes for consumers and financial markets.

ASIC is equally committed to maintaining and not compromising on the key principles of that regulatory system, including the provision of important protections for consumers and investors.

In 2016, ASIC expanded its focus to include regtech and has recently been provided with $6 million of funding over the next 2 financial years to further their work in this space.

This webinar will explore:

  • ASIC’s approach to innovation
  • The provision informal assistance to innovative businesses
  • ASIC’s licensing experience with fintechs
  • ASIC fintech licensing exemption to enable concept testing (the ‘regulatory sandbox’)
  • Initial Coin Offerings and crypto-assets
  • International engagement and networks
  • ASIC’s approach to regulatory technology, current trials and upcoming initiatives.

This session will appeal to those with an interest in the changes technology is bringing to the financial services sector including the potential of regtech.

It is suited to fintech start-ups, technologists, academics, regulators, government agencies and legal and compliance professionals at all levels. 

Register for the webinar here.

Stay informed

For information on what is coming up, sign up at innovationhub@asic.gov.au.

Past events

The latest from ASIC's Innovation Hub and APRA

17 October 2018 (Sydney)
11 October 2018 (Melbourne)

A range of speakers discussed ASIC's Innovation Hub and ASIC's experience working with fintech start-ups to date, and how to promote good outcomes and create efficiencies. The audience also heard from the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) on its experiences and tips for engaging with its Licensing Unit.

Read the presentation (PDF 2 MB)

ASIC's Regtech Liaison Forum - Meeting 04

13 September 2018

Hosted in ASIC's Sydney and Melbourne offices with sites in Perth, Brisbane, Canberra and Adelaide and Hobart connected via video conference.

UK-Australia Fintech Bridge

26 June 2018

The UK Department for International Trade, ASIC, Austrade and Fintech Australia answered questions about the Fintech Bridge, how it will benefit fintech startups trying to do business between the UK and Australia and position the UK and Australia as global leaders setting fintech standards and policy. 

Initial Coin Offerings and Cryptocurrencies - regulator information sessions

6 June 2018

Perth Town Hall | Cnr Hay St and Barrack Street, Perth 6000

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC), Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC) and the Australian Tax Office (ATO) hosted information sessions on ICOs and cryptocurrencies. Questions to followed the presentation series.

Read the presentation (PDF 735 KB)

ASIC's Regtech Liaison Forum - Meeting 03

5 June 2018

Hosted in ASIC's Sydney and Melbourne offices with sites in Perth, Brisbane, Canberra and Adelaide connected via video conference.

Initial Coin Offerings and Cryptocurrencies - regulator information sessions

16 April 2018 - Melbourne 

‎6‎:‎00‎pm Stone & Chalk Melbourne (Goods Shed North) | 710 Collins St Docklands

Read the presentation (PDF 233 KB)  

26 April 2018 - Sydney ‎ 

6:‎00‎‎pm Tyro FinTech Hub - Events Space | Level 5 |155 Clarence Street 

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC), Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC) and the Australian Tax Office (ATO) will host information sessions on ICOs and cryptocurrencies. Questions to follow the presentation series. 

Read the speech, delivered at the event by ASIC Commissioner John Price.

Read the presentation (PDF 722 KB)

Read ASIC's Information Sheet on ICOs

ASIC's Regtech Liaison Forum

5 March 2018

Hosted in ASIC's Sydney and Melbourne offices with sites in Perth, Brisbane, Canberra and Adelaide connected via video conference.

Download the agenda (PDF 144 KB)

Read the Forum summary for meeting 01

Read the Forum summary for meeting 02

Download ASIC's update (PPSX 673 KB)

Download Forum presentation (PDF 3 MB)

Regtech in the Bag

Innovation Hub Coordinator Mark Adams (SYD) and Senior Advisor, Cuihua Cartwright (MEL) joined a range of experienced industry practitioners to provide perspectives on why regtech is so important, what problems it solves, who is in the eco-system and what the key opportunities are.

Sydney 13 February 2018

Melbourne 6 March 2018

ASIC's Regtech Liaison Forum

      The purpose of the Forum was to facilitate networking, discussion of regtech developments and opportunities to collaborate on initiatives that promote positive applications of regulatory technology.
    6 December 2017, ASIC Melbourne.

Sites in Sydney, Perth, Brisbane, Canberra and Adelaide were connected via video conference.

 Regtech Liaison Forum 2

Regtech Liaison Forum 1

4th Annual FinTech Summit 2017

ASIC Commissioner John Price made a keynote presentation on ASIC's perspective on the fintech sector opportunity.

2 November 2017, The Ashurst Ballroom, Sydney

Regtech and Compliance Automation for Financial Service Forum

Innovation Hub Coordinator Mark Adams presented on ASIC's approach to regtech and next steps in this area.

17 October 2017, Grace Hotel, Sydney

Regtech Forum Asic And Austrac

Regtech Forum Mark Adams

ASIC's Regtech Showcase

ASIC hosted a showcase event to stimulate engagement and explore the opportunities and barriers to regtech deployment.

18 September 2017, Tower 3 - International Towers Sydney

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The latest from the Innovation Hub

ASIC Commissioner John Price discussed the work of the Innovation Hub, including an update on informal assistance, the regulatory sandbox framework, regtech, crowd-sourced funding and international cooperation.

30 August 2017, Spacecubed 45 St Georges Terrace, Perth

Meet the regulators - Sydney event

See also Melbourne event

Representatives from ASIC, Austrac, OAIC, APRA and RBA provided an update on initiatives relating to innovation and explain how fintechs can navigate the regulatory landscape.

Topics included:

  • ASIC's informal assistance, sandbox, international network and regtech
  • Why privacy is important for new fintech businesses, and some tips on good data handling practices and conducting privacy impact assessments.
  • proposals for a phased approach to licensing banks 
  • new payments platform update
  • public-private partnerships to combat financial crime

17 August 2017, WeWork Pyrmont 100 Harris Street Sydney.

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Meet The Regulators Sydney 2

Meet the regulators - Melbourne event

Representatives from ASIC, Austrac, APRA and RBA provided an update on initiatives relating to innovation and explain how fintechs can navigate the regulatory landscape.

Topics included:

  • ASIC's informal assistance, sandbox, international network and regtech
  • proposals for a phased approach to licensing banks
  • new payments platform update
  • public-private partnerships to combat financial crime

15 August 2017, KPMG Collins Square Tower Two Level 36 / 727 Collins St Melbourne

Meet The Regulators Melbourne 2

Meet The Regulators Melbourne 1

ASIC's Innovation Hub and regtech

ASIC Commissioner John Price spoke about the work of the Innovation Hub and what ASIC is doing in the regtech space.

26 July 2017, King & Wood Mallesons, Brisbane

ASIC on Crowd-sourced Funding

ASIC Commissioner John Price spoke about ASIC's approach to the new CSF legislation and current consultation papers proposing guidance for public companies and intermediaries to assist them in using the new regime.

17 July 2017, SproutX, Melbourne
18 July 2017, Stone & Chalk, Sydney

Discussing ASIC's regulatory sandbox

ASIC Commissioner John Price, and Senior Executive Leader Mark Adams explained how it works, who is eligible and addressed questions.

13 June 2017, SproutX, Melbourne

Regtech Australia 2017

Innovation Hub Coordinator Mark Adams presented on ASIC's interest in regtech, why it is important and proposed future steps.

7 June 2017, Corrs Chambers Westgarth, Sydney

Reg Forum 7 6

Thomson Reuters Australian Regulatory Summit 2017 

Senior Executive Leader Mark Adams participated in a panel on the future of regtech, providing a regulators perspective on why it is important and what ASIC is doing in this space. 

6 June 2017, Sofitel Wentworth, Sydney 

 

Reg Summit 6 6

Fintech  Australia ECF Roadshow 

Comissioner John Price spoke on recent developments relating to ECF and the role ASIC plays. 

5 June 2017, SproutX, Melbourne 

Regtech and regulatory sandbox Q&A session

ASIC Commissioner John Price spoke about what ASIC is doing in the regtech space and explained the regulatory sandbox framework.

19 April 2017, K&L Gates, Perth

Discussing ASIC's regulatory sandbox

ASIC Commissioner John Price, and Senior Executive Leader Mark Adams discussed ASIC's regulatory sandbox, explained how it works, who is eligible and addressed questions.

6 April 2017, Stone & Chalk, Sydney

Sandbox Sydney 6 April 2017 1

Sandbox Sydney 6 April 2017 2

Sandbox Sydney 6 April 2017 3

ASIC Regtech Roundtable February 2017 

ASIC hosted a Regtech Roundtable with industry stakeholders in February 2017.

8 February 2017, ASIC offices in Melbourne and Sydney

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Adelaide Fintech Meetup

ASIC Commissioner John Price was keynote speaker and spoke about ASIC's regulatory approach to Fintech and emerging technologies.

Adelaide Fintech Meetup 11 November 2016 7.00am - 8.30am @ Kain Lawyers, Adelaide

Next Money Brisbane

ASIC's Maan Beydoun explains how FinTech interacts with the regulatory space and outlines some of the work of ASIC's Innovation Hub.

Next Money Brisbane 8 September 2016 6.00pm - 7.30pm @ QSuper,
Level 1, 70 Eagle Street, Brisbane

FinTech Perth

ASIC Commissioner John Price outlined how FinTech interacts with the regulatory space, and then explained the ASIC consultation paper on a regulatory sandbox.

FinTech Perth 24 August 2016 5.45pm - 7.45pm @ FLUX,
191 St Georges Terrace,
Perth CBD

Melbourne Money and Finance Conference

ASIC recently presented at the 21st Melbourne Money and Finance Conference 2016. The event theme was “Fintech and Financial Innovation”.

ASIC's presentation was largely focussed upon the work it has been doing to facilitate fintech and financial innovation, primarily through its Innovation Hub.

18 and 19 July 2016
Brighton Savoy Conference Centre
150 Esplanade, Brighton

ASIC regulatory sandbox

ASIC Commissioner John Price, and Senior Executive Leader Mark Adams ran through the ASIC consultation paper on a regulatory sandbox published on 8 June.

8 June 2016
KPMG Banking Chamber (Ground Floor)
147 Collins Street. Melbourne

21 June 2016
Stone and Chalk
Level 2, 50 Bridge St, Sydney

Sydney Fintech Startups Meetup

Representatives from ASIC, Austrac, APRA, RBA and OAIC shared insights on how to navigate the fintech regulatory landscape.

14 April 2016
Tyro Fintech Hub, Sydney

Meet The Regulators

Sydney and Melbourne Fintech Meetup

ASIC introduced the Innovation Hub and Digital Finance Advisory Committee (now the Digital Finance Advisory Panel) to a group of 300+ fintech startups, explained the regulatory framework and identified issues on regulation and compliance relevant to fintechs.

15 September 2015 
Tyro Fintech Hub, Sydney

15 October 2015
KPMG, Melbourne

Asic Financial Innovation 2015

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CFTC and ASIC sign FinTech Cooperation Arrangement

5 October 2018

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the ASIC have signed an arrangement to cooperate and support innovation through each other’s financial technology initiatives – CFTC’s LabCFTC and ASIC’s Innovation Hub.

Read the media release

Luxembourg and Australia enter agreement on fintech and regtech

4 October 2018

The Luxembourg Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier and ASIC have signed a Cooperation Agreement which provides a framework for cooperation to understand financial innovation in each jurisdiction.

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Helping Australian fintech and regtech startups navigate the regulatory framework

8 November

Learn about the work ASIC is doing to support innovation, and the resources and services ASIC has available for innovative fintech businesses.

Also gain an insight on ASIC's approach to regulatory technology plans for new funding announced this August.

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Podcasts

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Crowd-sourced funding

ASIC Commissioner John Price joins the podcast to discuss recent law reform around crowd-sourced funding and ASIC's role in administering the new legislation.

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Last updated: 19/10/2018 03:14