FinTech Pulse podcast

Exploring the latest global news, regulatory developments, trends and hot topics in the FinTech sector

In our ‘FinTech Pulse’ monthly podcast we explore the latest global news, regulatory developments, trends and hot topics in the FinTech sector.

Hosts Sean Murphy (Global Head of FinTech, London) and Catherine Hagerty (Partner, San Francisco) will be joined by our FinTech lawyers and leading industry experts from around the world to discuss their insights on everything FinTech from crypto assets and open banking to AI and blockchain, with special feature editions on InsurTech and the payments landscape. 

How to listen

Listen and subscribe to the FinTech Pulse podcast on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

Episode guide

Episode 2 (May 2021) | This month we’re joined by:

  • Jay Modrall (Partner, Antitrust and competition, Brussels) and Peter McBurney (Co-head of Technology Consulting, London) who discuss the potential impact of the recently proposed European AI regulation;
  • Tom Vita (Partner, Corporate finance, London) and Trevor Pinkerton (Partner, Corporate, Houston) who talk about the increasing use of special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) in the FinTech sector and why a SPAC might be a viable alternative to a IPO; and
  • Hannah Meakin (Partner and co-head of FinTech regulation, London), Albert Weatherill (Counsel, Financial services regulation, London) and Matthew Gregory (Counsel, Financial services regulation, London) who consider what makes the UK an attractive market for FinTechs to expand into and the related regulatory considerations.

Episode 1 (April 2021) | This month we’re joined by:

  • Don Tapscott, CEO of the US Blockchain Research Institute who talks about the report he co-authored making recommendations on the future digital strategy of the US for the Biden-Harris administration with Ron Smith (Partner, Dallas);
  • Philippa Martinelli, FinTech advisor to the UK Department for International Trade who discusses the Kalifa review with Hannah Meakin (Partner, London) and Clementine Hogarth (Partner, London);
  • Etelka Bogardi (Partner, Hong Kong) and Ai Tong (Senior Associate, Shanghai) who discuss the future of cryptocurrencies and Central Bank Digital Currencies in China; and
  • Lisa Lee Lewis (Head of risk consulting advisory, EMEA) and Alina Rotari (Compliance executive, London) compare regulatory trends across various jurisdictions relating to registering cryptoasset businesses.

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