Thomson Reuters to Host Third Pan-Asian Regulatory Summit in Hong Kong

9/25/2012, 10:01 AM (Source: GlobeNewswire)

Summit to be held on 27-28 November, 2012

HONG KONG, 25 September, 2012 - Thomson Reuters, the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, today announced that the 3rd Pan-Asian Regulatory Summit will take place in Hong Kong on 27-28 November, 2012.

The Pan-Asian Regulatory Summit remains Asia's leading forum for debate around mission critical issues specific to financial services regulatory challenges and reform and will deliver a comprehensive and impressive line-up of regulators and industry experts to discuss these issues.

More than 300 delegates from compliance, risk management, audit and legal are expected to attend the summit as well as significant representation from regulatory bodies such as The Hong Kong Securities & Futures Commission, Hong Kong Monetary Authority, The European Central Bank, The Financial Services Agency of Japan, China Banking Regulatory Commission, The Australian Securities and Investments Commission, Bank of Thailand, Hong Kong Exchange, Reserve Bank of India, IOSCO and the office of the Commissioner of Insurance, Hong Kong; Ashley Alder, CEO of The Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission and John Tsang, Financial Secretary of the Hong Kong SAR Government, will both be delivering keynote speeches at the event.

The summit will focus on exploring how the Asian regulatory environment evolves efficiently and effectively with key themes to be covered including: the increase and internationalization of Renminbi (RMB) business and developing the offshore RMB market, regulation of the OTC derivatives market and its reporting regime, culture and behavior relating to corporate governance, extra territorial regulation, private banking regulatory reform, structured products and retail investor banking, new insurance industry regulation, Basel III as well as the rise and evolution of alternative trading platforms.

"Thomson Reuters 3rd Pan-Asian Regulatory Summit offers a unique opportunity for direct dialogue between businesses within the financial services sector and regulators on the future of regulatory challenges and reform across Asia and the globe," said Leas Bachatene, vice president & managing director, Governance, Risk & Compliance Asia, Thomson Reuters. "The summit offers a unique platform that allows regulators to showcase their sophisticated approaches and discuss issues that are critical to the region whilst simultaneously engaging with key stakeholders, compliance and risk management professionals who are seeking regulatory clarity and understanding."

A number of other partners of the summit have confirmed their presence and support for the event in November, including Allen & Overy, Moody's Investor Services and Barclay Simpson.

"Major regulatory developments continue to dominate the financial markets agenda internationally," said Alan Ewins, partner, head of APAC Regulatory Group, Allen & Overy. "We are now seeing acceleration towards regulatory implementation, not just formulation, and there's no sign of this abating. Allen & Overy is delighted to be partnering with Thomson Reuters to help provide clarity and direction on the various reforms in this ever changing regulatory landscape."

For more information or to register, please visit the summit's web site at:

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