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Matt Smith

Matt Smith

CEO at SteelEye
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Bio CEO of Compliance Technology and Data Analytics firm, SteelEye. SteelEye brings together a wealth of data under one lens, enabling firms to derive enhanced value from information and effortlessly comply with a range of regulatory mandates in one comprehensive solution. Career History I have over 19 years technology and management experience throughout North America, Europe and Asia, overseeing the deployment of RegTech and Big Data solutions.


Financial Services Regulation

Why Monitoring News to Detect Insider Trading is Now Essential

06 Aug 2020

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues, global regulators are warning financial services firms that they may need to enhance their trade surveillance activities to ensure they detect potential financial crime and insider trading. During lockdown, the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) voiced concerns about managing insider trading conduct risks with ...

Financial Services Regulation

Are we doing enough to democratise data?

01 Aug 2019

In today’s highly digitalised world, data is at the core of everything we do. The increased use of technology means that firms now produce and process more data than ever before. This is particularly pertinent in the financial sector, where the widespread adoption of technology and introduction of a number of significant regulatory mandates now re...

Financial Services Regulation

MiFID II - Moving past the challenges

10 Jun 2019

Since MiFID II was implemented at the start of 2018, financial markets have struggled to adapt to the new and rigorous regulatory requirements. Recently, high profile cases have brought the consequences of non-compliance into the spotlight, with UBS and Goldman Sachs both receiving fines of £27.6m and £34m respectively, for misreporting their data...

Banking Regulations

MiFID II - One Year On

02 Jan 2019

We are close approaching the 1st anniversary of the most anticipated regulatory change in recent years – MiFID II. Sweeping into force on January 3, 2018 MiFID II brought with it a huge overhaul of the financial services industry that aimed to increase transparency, reduce costs for investors and clampdown on market misconduct in the financial ind...