Combating global greenhouse emissions and implementing the transition to net-zero requires unprecedented financial investment. Financial institutions are critical players because of their role in allocating capital and ability to act as a catalyst to achieve better ESG outcomes in society generally.
Baker McKenzie’s Latin America Financial Institutions (FI) Industry Group held the first session of Fintechfest, a series of webinars that aims to provide insights on key market trends, opportunities, and legal and regulatory challenges to guide financial institutions and technology companies on a range of issues in the rapidly evolving Fintech sector.
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.