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Worldwide financial services delivery

Worldwide financial services delivery

Professor Ross Buckley, Scientia Professor and CIFR King & Wood Mallesons Chair in International Finance Law, has an impressive track record in tackling pressing problems in the delivery of financial services across the world. His current work includes a project funded by the United Nations Capital Development Fund focused on how best to regulate the delivery of financial services over mobile devices in least developed countries. Global access to financial services – the ability to store funds securely, make and receive payments, and access emergency finance – via so-called “mobile money” is regarded by the World Bank and the UN as key to lifting millions out of poverty. Yet robust law and policy infrastructure is vital to ensuring that mobile money works effectively and attracts and retains community trust. Ross’s team of Louise Malady, Cheng-Yun Tsang and Katharine Kemp is currently working in the Solomon Islands, assisting the Central Bank with its policy and regulatory settings in this area. The team will be doing similar work in Zambia later in the year.

Alongside this work, Buckley has recently produced internationally acclaimed, ground-breaking research into the evolution of FinTech (financial technology) together with Doug Arner and Janos Barberis of the University of Hong Kong. This team is currently researching the application of RegTech (regulatory technology) solutions to the FinTech sector in developed countries.