At the 2017 Fintech Americas held on 5-6 October in Miami, Florida, Samuel Kramer, partner based in Chicago, had a fireside chat with Kevin Greenfield, Director for Bank Information Technology, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, about the regulatory framework in the region. They also discussed the challenges that both regulators and banks face when pursuing or promoting an innovation and bank transformation agenda. It also provided the point of view of the key and instrumental role that regulators play in supporting the digital transformation in the Americas.
According to our Global Transactions Forecast, we anticipate that global M&A values in the financial sector will rise to USD 616 billion in 2018, up 25% from USD 462 billion in 2017. Similarly global IPO values will grow nearly 40% to USD 84 billion, led by FinTech unicorns raising capital for disruption, many of which will be Asian based.