India FinTech Forum had recently organised a Fintech Policy Roundtable at ISME ACE in Mumbai on 22nd January, 2018. The objective of this roundtable was to discuss the latest consultation paper from SEBI on “Amendments/ Clarifications to the SEBI (Investment Advisers) Regulations, 2013“. The event was moderated by Mr. Sachin Seth, Partner – Financial Services Advisory | Digital, Fintech & Innovation Leader at EY and was attended by 65 participants including CXOs of various robo-advisory and financial services firms. EY collated the points discussed during the Fintech Policy Roundtable and these points were shared with SEBI.
The investment space is expected to see significant disruptions with robo-advisors, algorithmic trading etc. Also interesting technology developments like Aadhar-based eKYC, UPI, eNACH will change the way the wealth management services are offered. Hence, it is important to make sure that the correct regulatory framework is in place to foster innovative solutions using the latest technologies.