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September 12, 2011 23:19 ET

International Regulators to Take Centre Stage at the Second Annual Thomson Reuters GRC Pan-Asian Regulatory Summit

Benchmark Forum for Asian Regulators and Governance, Risk and Compliance Leaders to Focus on the Region's Key Regulatory Challenges and Issues

LONDON--(Marketwire - Sep 12, 2011) - Leading government and regulatory speakers are set to open the 2nd Pan-Asian Regulatory Summit which will take place in Singapore at the Shangri-La Hotel, September 28-29, 2011.

With the growing impact of tighter financial regulation following the financial crisis, the Pan-Asian Regulatory Summit offers regulators across the region the opportunity to connect with leaders in the financial sector and share their assessments on the issues and events shaping the regulatory landscape.

Minister S Iswaran, Minister in Prime Minister's Office, Second Minister of Trade and Industry Singapore and Ravi Menon, Managing Director of the Monetary Authority of Singapore and Chairman of The Institute of Banking and Finance, will be keynote speakers at this key industry event.

Heading the discussions are regulators from: Monetary Authority of Singapore; Securities and Futures Commission Hong Kong; China Banking Regulatory Commission; Bank of Thailand; Securities Commission Malaysia; Securities and Futures Commission Korea; Central Bank of the Philippines; The Financial Services Authority UK; Financial Markets Authority New Zealand; Securities and Exchange Board of India; Singapore Exchange Limited; Reserve Bank Of India; Dubai Financial Services Authority; Association Française des Marchés Financiers and Qatar Financial Centre Regulatory Authority.

Ong Puay See, Chief Executive Officer of The Institute of Banking and Finance (IBF), said, "IBF is pleased to be the official Hosting Partner for the Summit. Greater demands are now being placed on financial institutions to put in place a strong culture of corporate governance, and effective systems of compliance and risk management. The Summit will provide insights and perspectives to help compliance professionals develop a full set of competencies to better manage this responsibility."

The Summit, hosted by Thomson Reuters Governance, Risk & Compliance in partnership with IBF (, will focus on key issues such as Asia's role in leading global financial regulatory reform; compliance and strategies of stock exchanges, criminal enforcement and supervision, and the role and future of credit ratings and their impact on Asian capital markets, amongst others.

Leas Bachatene, Thomson Reuters Governance, Risk & Compliance Vice President and Managing Director for Middle East, Africa and Asia said, "The second annual Pan-Asian Summit presents a unique opportunity for dialogue between businesses and regulators on the future of regulation in Asia. We are expecting a bigger event this year attracting over 400 senior compliance officers, anti-money laundering experts, risk professionals, regulators and government officials across Asia and other regions."

Event partners include Allen & Overy, Barclay Simpson Asia Pacific, BNP Paribas, Moody's Investors Service, Standard Chartered Bank, International Compliance Association, Control Risks and the Singapore Tourism Board.

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