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In brief

The Financial Services Regulatory (FSR) Momentum Monitor is a horizon-scanning tool enabling financial service providers to plan and prepare for coming developments across the jurisdictions in which they operate.

Grouping upcoming changes into key business-relevant themes, the FSR Momentum Monitor highlights the extent and expected impact of upcoming regulatory intervention in multiple jurisdictions across the globe.

Analysis by our experts is accessible via a heat map, and organized into the following themes:

  • Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)
  • Governance and culture
  • Operational risk and resilience
  • Fintech, AI and data
  • Financial crime

Cross-border momentum toward increased regulation, or a common approach adopted by regulators, is examined in our accompanying global commentary, available below.

The FSR Momentum Monitor is designed to complement the award-winning Global FSR Regulatory Guide on authorization and licensing requirements.

Momentum analysis

In this first snapshot, most jurisdictions are largely showing either red — denoting significant change or amber — the potential to impact affected firms. This is unsurprising given the increasing interconnectedness of global financial markets and the growing influence of international standard-setting bodies and their recommendations to regulators. Undoubtedly, the trend area now seeing most momentum is regulation around fintech and new technologies.

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Karen Man is a partner in Baker McKenzie’s Financial Services group, leading the non-contentious Financial Services Regulatory practice. Her clients include global, Chinese and local banks, fund managers, brokers/dealers, money service operators and fintech firms. Karen is admitted to practice in Hong Kong, the UK, and Australia.

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