RegTech Companies in Europe Driving Down Compliance Costs to Enable Innovation

In the financial services industry, compliance is not an option. It is the speed-inhibiting layers of operations that are extremely expensive and becomes even more expensive if not done correctly. In response to the severe need for efficient, tech-powered solutions, emerged one of the most outstanding segments in the FinTech industry – regulatory technology, or RegTech. RegTech refers to a set of companies and solutions that address regulatory challenges across industries, including financial services, through innovative technology.

RegTech, which uses information technology in the context of regulatory monitoring, is expanding rapidly around the world. In the past, the LTP Team has covered US RegTech industry, emphasizing innovative solutions entrepreneurs have developed to significantly bring down compliance costs and enhance the function for institutional players.

This time, leveraging data from MEDICI, FinTech’s Global Knowledge Network, we have visualized the RegTech industry in Europe (companies launched, operating, and expanded in the European region). With the United Kingdom as a leading contender, Europe currently contains over one hundred RegTech companies, and this number is growing.

As with many other segments in the FinTech industry, the lines differentiating an AI, Data Analytics, risk management, etc., startup and a RegTech startup are hardly strict given the technological nature of startups offering customized solutions across industries.

United Kingdom

Abide Financial

Founded: The United Kingdom, 2011

MEDICI profile: Abide Financial (acquired by ICAP on Oct 2016) is a regulatory platform that manages transaction reporting for financial and non-financial counterparties in the UK and Europe. It also helps market participants to meet MiFID, EMIR, REMIT, and international reporting obligations.

AlgoDynamix

Founded: The United Kingdom, 2013

MEDICI profile: AlgoDynamix is a risk analytics company that detects disruptive events in global financial markets and anticipates price movements hours or days in advance of the event. Their software provides advance warning enabling asset managers to improve portfolio metrics including lower volatility and higher risk-adjusted returns. Customers include fund & wealth managers, investment banks, and trading houses.

Ancoa

Founded: The United Kingdom, 2013

MEDICI profile: Ancoa provides contextual surveillance and insightful analytics for exchanges, regulators, and buy & sell-side firms. They provide monitoring and surveillance platform that helps firms take full control of their regulatory, reputational and operational risks across markets, functions and asset classes.

Arkk Solutions

Founded: The United Kingdom, 2009

Arkk Solutions develops statutory and regulatory reporting software.

Behavox

Founded: The United Kingdom, 2014

MEDICI profile: Behavox is a software and services company providing holistic employee surveillance solutions. Behavox provides solutions for compliance officers and forensics teams that help detect cases of market abuse, fraud, collusion, sensitive and reckless behavior early and conduct investigations faster. By linking communication (phone calls, email, IB chat, etc.) and trading data, Behavox solutions allow users to discover, visualize and quantify relationships between people, organizations, transactions, and content.

Capnovum

Founded: The United Kingdom, 2014

MEDICI profile: Capnovum is a RegTech startup challenging global consulting through the use of artificial intelligence and automation. Capnovum was founded in 2014 on the belief that clients can be more cost-effectively served by an asset-based engagement model and cognitive solutions. Embracing disruptive technology to effect change, Capnovum offers cognitive compliance management and advisory services for financial institutions. Capnovum’s platform helps clients discover regulations applicable to their business model and keep up-to-date on regulatory news.

Chartwell Compliance

Founded: The United Kingdom, 2011

MEDICI profile: Chartwell Compliance offers hands-on expertise that helps organizations thrive amidst the challenges associated with staying compliant and ahead of the curve in a complex regulatory environment. They provide integrated regulatory compliance, financial crimes prevention, and enterprise risk management services which include consulting, outsourcing, testing, and training solutions.

CheckRecipient

Founded: The United Kingdom, 2013

MEDICI profile: CheckRecipient is an email security platform to reduce sensitive information leakage by preventing highly-sensitive emails from being sent to unintended recipients.

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