Emma Parry did not start out wishing to be in RegTech. She read English at university. At the time, she thought she wanted to be a writer or an actress. Through a very winding route, she ended up in banking and now into the fast-paced and exciting environment of RegTech.
Emma explained in the webinar that she has done a lot of different roles, mostly in financial services, which have been tremendously important in how her career has developed. She used a phrase coined by Jane Jee in an earlier RegTech Revealed episode and said she had a lot of "career capital". She has done programme management, led global client services teams, held COO roles and, most recently, led product governance and conduct roles for an investment bank.
Three plus years ago, Emma set up her own company acting as an independent conduct risk advisor and increasingly she is working with RegTech solutions providers in this space. Whilst conduct risk does not get as much interest as, for example, financial crime she was quick to point out that it is not static. We're seeing regulators evolve their thinking of conduct risk - they're very strongly linking the cultural side of a firm and understanding what that linkage is in terms of good conduct outcomes. She acknowledges there is still a lot to be done as awareness around conduct risk is still weak.
We were thrilled when Emma recognised during the webinar that the RegTech Women initiative is a highly supportive and powerful network driving change through impactive collaboration.
The full webinar is available to watch below.