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Datarama in RegTech 100

1 Nov, 2017

Datarama is proud to be recognised as one of the 100 best and most innovative RegTech companies in the world.

The 100 companies were chosen by a panel of industry experts who reviewed an analysis of 416 RegTech companies that was undertaken by FinTech Global, a data and research firm. The selected companies were recognized and commended for their innovative use of technology to generate efficiencies and performance enhancements across the compliance function within financial institutions, which spend tens of billions of dollars on the area each year.

Many thanks to the FinTech Global team for the award!

The Business Implications Of A New Anies-Sandi Administration

19 Oct, 2017

With the departure of outgoing Jakarta governor Djarot Saiful Hidayat from political office last weekend (having served in the position for five months in place of Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, more commonly known as Ahok), City Hall officially welcomed Anies Baswedan and Sandiaga Uno as the city’s new governor and vice governor respectively on 16 October. 

Guernsey and Military-linked wealth in Indonesia

17 Oct, 2017

On 5th October 2017, Bloomberg reported that Standard Chartered bank was again under regulatory scrutiny for suspicious transactions of funds amounting to US$1.4billion from offshore tax haven Guernsey to Singapore in late 2015, linked to 81 of its Indonesian private wealth clients. Bloomberg cited people close to the transfers as saying that the clients included those who were connected to the Indonesian military.

Indonesia’s e-KTP Scandal and Implications for Investment

14 Sep, 2017

The Indonesian bureaucracy has long been haunted graft scandals, and the latest to make the headlines is the one surrounding the e-KTP.

How Do You Rationalise Business Decisions When Doing Due Diligence?

2 Sep, 2017

It is a full ten years since the global financial crisis, yet the lingering anxiety over market conditions has never quite left us. Back in 2007, the one of the causes of the subprime crisis was borrowers’ lack of understanding of the loans they were taking on, while the complexity of collateralised debt obligations (CDO) rendered even the most experienced investors clueless as to what they were really purchasing. 

Navigating the Murky Waters of China’s Grey Rhinos

25 Aug, 2017

Chinese regulators are fond of animal metaphors. From “iron roosters (铁公鸡)” for listed companies that do not reward investors with cash dividends, to “crocodiles at large (漏网大鳄)”, for tycoons with a murky web of assets, Chinese officials have used animal-inspired figures in their remarks on financial risks. In recent months, a new term, “grey rhinos 灰犀牛”, has charged into the Chinese financial vocabulary.

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