Modernizing Financial Regulatory Reporting: New Opportunities for Data and RegTech

Join the Data Coalition, Thomson Reuters, and government guests to explore the modernization of U.S. federal financial regulatory reporting!

September 12, 2018 · Three Times Square, New York, NY

Agenda · Speakers · Registration ·

Across all U.S. financial regimes, regulators are replacing document-based filings with standardized data. The global Legal Entity Identifier is being adopted across multiple reporting requirements, agencies like the SEC and CFTC have adopted structured data standards for the most-used corporate and derivatives reports, and the proposed Financial Transparency Act will mandate a comprehensive open data transformation. The replacement of documents with standardized data will bring new transparency and new RegTech applications for the financial industry.

Data standardization means lower compliance costs for the financial industry, more efficient enforcement for regulators, and better transparency for investors – but only if regulators work together to modernize. On September 12, join the Data Coalition and Thomson Reuters to learn firsthand what’s next.


9:00 a.m.: Registration and Breakfast Served

9:30 a.m.: Welcome

Hudson Hollister, Data Coalition

Tim Baker, Thomson Reuters

Stephan Wolf, Global LEI Foundation

9:45 a.m.: Keynote Address and Questions

Moderator: Daniel Meisner, Thomson Reuters

10:00 a.m.: Regulator Panel

Richard Berner, Former Treasury Office of Financial Research

Amias Gerety, Former Treasury Office of Financial Institutions

David vun Kannon, Treasury Office of Financial Research

Moderator: Chip Thresher, Thomson Reuters

10:45 a.m.: Break

11:15 a.m.: Financial Industry Panel

12:00 p.m.: Closing Remarks & Adjournment

Hudson Hollister, Data Coalition


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Speakers will be updated as they are confirmed.

Tim Baker
Global Head of Innovation, Thomson Reuters

Tim Baker provides the strategic direction across the large portfolio of content assets and is also involved in innovation and new business development. Prior to Thomson Reuters, Tim was a Managing Director at UBS occupying a variety of analytical and supervisory positions and boards. He originally trained as an electronics engineer at Rolls-Royce. Baker has an MBA from Bath University, and is a CFA Charter Holder.

Richard Berner
Former Director of the Office of Financial Research (OFR), Department of the Treasury

Richard Berner is Executive-in-Residence at the Center for Global Economy and Business at the NYU Stern School of Business, and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Economics. He conducts research, gives talks, and helps to advance Stern’s financial stability initiatives. He teaches a graduate course in Financial Stability and Risk Management.

Berner served as the first Director of the Office of Financial Research (OFR) from 2013 until 2017. The OFR’s mission is to promote financial stability by delivering high-quality financial data, standards, and analysis. Richard received his bachelor’s degree magna cum laude in Economics from Harvard College in 1968, and his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania in 1976.

Amias Gerety
Former Acting Assistant Secretary for Financial Institutions, Department of the Treasury

Amias joined QED as a Principal in 2017 focusing on supporting the portfolio and finding new investment opportunities.

Amias brings a deep background in financial markets, compliance, and RegTech to the QED team. Most recently, Amias served as the President’s nominee and as Acting Assistant Secretary for Financial Institutions at the U.S. Department of the Treasury. In that role, he was the lead advisor to the Secretary on policies affecting financial institutions. He also oversaw a number of programs focused on supporting small business lending and community development. Amias graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard with a BA in Social Studies.

Hudson Hollister
Executive Director, Data Coalition

Hudson Hollister founded the Data Coalition in 2012 to serve as the leading industry advocacy group for open data in government. He has helped to craft landmark U.S. government data reforms, including the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014 (DATA Act) and the Financial Transparency Act. He received the FCW Federal 100 award in 2015 and was a Fastcase 50 winner in 2016.

Daniel Meisner
Senior Director, Enterprise Platform & Head of Open Data, Thomson Reuters

Daniel Meisner is a data & analytics strategy executive and the first Head of Open Data for Thomson Reuters.  Daniel leads TR’s Open Data program and strategic direction for TR’s Enterprise Platform. Daniel is a senior leader in TR’s global platform group and has held a variety of technical and strategic roles in the Technology and Financial & Risk business units.  In addition to his day job, Daniel sits on global steering committees for Symbology, Open Data, Platform, Innovation, and Information Governance.

Prior to joining Thomson Reuters, Daniel worked in the hedge fund and trading industry as a quantitative portfolio manager and high-frequency trading specialist. Daniel holds a BS, Communications from Northwestern University.

Chip Thresher
Director, Government Affairs, Thomson Reuters

Chip Thresher joined Thomson Reuters in 2014 as director of Government Affairs in Washington, D.C. Prior to joining Thomson Reuters, Thresher held various government affairs and regulatory positions in the private and public sector spanning industries including pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, energy and finance. From 2004 to 2008, he served in the Office of the Secretary at the US Department of Commerce. Thresher holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Colorado, an MBA from Pepperdine University and a J.D. from George Mason University School of Law.

David vun Kannon
Senior Standards Specialist, Office of Financial Research, Department of the Treasury

David vun Kannon is a Senior Standards Specialist with the Office of Financial Research (OFR). He is an expert in the design of data languages for the financial services industry. David led the design of eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL) and was editor of all three versions of the specification. David has worked with regulators globally to implement XBRL including the FDIC, SEC, Bank of Japan, Bank Negara Malaysia, and others. David began his career at Goldman Sachs, leaving as a Vice President of Investment Research. David has a Masters in Computer Science from New York Institute of Technology and Bachelors in Computer Science from Hofstra University.

Stephan Wolf
CEO, Global LEI Foundation

Stephan Wolf was appointed by the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF) Board as the CEO of GLEIF.

Since January 2017, Mr. Wolf is Co-convener of the International Organization for Standardization Technical Committee 68 FinTech Technical Advisory Group (ISO TC 68 FinTech TAG). The group acts as an advisory sounding board to support and engage with the Fintech community on standards requirements, for the effective and efficient use and development of standards to support FinTechs and the broader financial services industry, delivered using a cooperative relationship approach. The focus of the FinTech TAG will be on the following areas: Financial messaging, semantic technologies, blockchain / distributed ledger technology, mobile / digital wallets, digital currencies as well as security considerations related to these topics and interoperability with existing bank-channels.

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