Friday, January 16, 2015
Friday, January 16, 2015
Helen Hatton, managing director of Sator Regulatory Consulting, will address the regulatory challenges facing financial jurisdictions at the upcoming International Business & Finance Summit (IBFS) at the Grand Lucayan Resort on Grand Bahama February 5-8.
Specifically, she will tackle questions such as ‘Are businesses, and their clients, attracted to jurisdictions with strict regulatory regimes?’ and, ‘Is there a clash of ideology where a client wants low regulatory standards, yet also wants his service provider to deliver best practice administration and fiduciary care?’
The event is organized by the Bahamas Financial Services Board (BFSB) and chief executive officer Aliya Allen says: “How do these things balance out? Indeed, as an industry sector, how do we get that balance right? Helen will bring her expertise to the table in addressing this critical topic in an evolving regulatory environment.”
Widely recognized as the prime architect of the modern Jersey regulatory regime, Hatton retired as deputy director general of the Jersey Financial Services Commission in May 2009 having led the implementation of regulatory development in the island from its blacklisted state in 1999 to achieving one of the world’s best IMF evaluation results.
She established Sator Regulatory Consulting, which now undertakes assignments for a range of international standard setting bodies, governments, regulatory authorities and leading financial services businesses, including the World Bank , International Monetary Fund and UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office.
Each year, IBFS attracts leading global players to travel to The Bahamas and engage in dialogue about the global industry and implications for The Bahamas.
Some of the other international speakers already confirmed for IBFS include Carlos Rodriguez, CEO and partner, Arthur J Gallagher (Colombia); Christopher Willis, managing partner, Henley & Partners Caribbean (St Kitts); David Friedman, president, Wealth-X (Singapore); Gina Pereira, founder, Dana Philanthropy (Canada); Daniel W Levy, principal, McKool Smith (US); Jean-Philippe Krafft, wealth planner, Pictet Group (Geneva); Mark Bridges, partner, Farrer & Co. (UK); Robert McGraw, partner, KPMG (US); Peter Strauss, managing member, The Strauss Law Firm (US); Ronald Alsop, The Trophy Kids Grow Up (US); Steven Cantor, managing partner, Cantor & Webb, PA (US); and Steven Wang, partner-Wealth Planning Team, Duan & Duan (Hong Kong).