Complying with international standards can be a daunting challenge for a jurisdiction. Likewise, complying with local regulatory requirements can become a challenge for business and clients. And, last but not least, complying with best practice can be a challenge for business. Helen Hatton, Managing Director of Sator Regulatory Consulting, will address each of these challenges at the upcoming [International Business & Finance Summit](http://www.ibfs-bahamas.com) at the Grand Lucayan Resort in early February. Specifically, she will tackle questions such as *“Are businesses, and indeed their clients, attracted to jurisdictions with strict regulatory regimes?”* And, “*Is there a clash of ideology where a client wants low regulatory standards, yet also wants his service provider to deliver best practice administration and fiduciary care?”* BFSB’s CEO Aliya Allen says, *“How do these things balance out? Indeed, as an industry sector, how do we get that balance right? Helen will bring her expertise to the table in addressing this critical topic in an evolving regulatory environment.”*
Widely recognized as the prime architect of the modern Jersey regulatory regime, Helen Hatton retired as Deputy Director General of the Jersey Financial Services Commission in May 2009 having led the implementation of regulatory development in the island from its blacklisted state in 1999 to achieving one of the world’s best IMF evaluation results. She established Sator Regulatory Consulting which now undertakes assignments for a range of international standard setting bodies, governments, regulatory authorities and leading financial services businesses, including the World Bank, IMF and UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office.
Current regulatory authority clients include the Central Bank of Aruba and the Financial Services Commissions of Anguilla and the Cook Islands. Financial institution clients include banks, insurance companies, securities, trust and funds sector businesses. Educated at Hurst Lodge, Sunningdale and St Wilfred’s, Exeter followed by Plymouth University, Mrs Hatton lectured in Business Studies in further and higher education institutions in the south west of England until joining American Express Bank where she advised private clients on wealth management solutions from 1989 to late 1991.
Mrs Hatton is a Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Banking Regulation, and a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of International Bankers. She is a recognised international speaker on regulatory and compliance topics.
The 2015 International Business & Finance Summit (IBFS) will be hosted on beautiful Grand Bahama Island, February 5-8. Ms. Allen points out that IBFS brings together the top tier executives and management of the Bahamian financial and business community as well as senior government and regulatory representatives and officials. *”Each year, the event attracts leading global players to travel to The Bahamas and engage in dialogue about the global industry and implications for The Bahamas.”* Some of the other [international speakers](http://www.bfsb-bahamas.com/news.php?cmd=view&id=3344&pre=y) already confirmed to be in Freeport for IBFS include Carlos Rodriguez, CEO and Partner, Arthur J Gallagher (Colombia); Christopher Willis, Managing Partner, Henley & Partners Caribbean (St. Kitts); David Friedman, President, Wealth-X (Headquartered in Singapore, but active on 5 Continents); Gina Pereira, Founder, Dana Philanthropy (Canada); Daniel W. Levy, Principal, McKool Smith (US); Jean-Philippe Krafft, Wealth Planner, Pictet Group (Geneva); Mark Bridges, Partner, Farrer & Co. (UK); Robert McGraw, Partner, KPMG (US); Peter Strauss, Managing Member, The Strauss Law Firm (US); Ronald Alsop, The Trophy Kids Grow Up (US); Steven Cantor, Managing Partner, Cantor & Webb, P.A (US); and Steven Wang, Partner-Wealth Planning Team, Duan & Duan (Hong Kong).