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Nirvana Farhadi
Global Head, Financial Services RegTech, Risk & Regulatory Compliance Affairs
Hitachi Data Systems

As the Global Head, Financial Services RegTech, Risk & Regulatory Compliance Affairs, for Hitachi data Systems, Nirvana is the business owner and strategic leader for Hitachi’s Financial Services RegTech business.

A thought leader and pioneer in the Financial Services RegTech sector, she is a global compliance, operations and risk expert across multiple Financial Services sectors and jurisdictions.

As the former Head of Regulatory Reporting at KPMG, she has lead the business, practice, and development for Regulatory Transaction Reporting. She has served as a lead regulatory expert across Trade, Transaction, Periodic, and Positional reporting requirement under various global regulations including, but not limited to: MiFID, MiFID2/MiFIR, EMIR, REMIT, DFA, SEC, CFTC, Hong Kong TR, Canadian TR, ASIC TR, Commodities Position Reporting, and Threshold reporting requirements. She has over 17 years of senior experience in the Financial Services industry. Most Recently, she has advised many institutions on MiFID II/MiFIR Transaction Reporting Technical Standards, and Instrument Reference Data Standards, and the Impact of Brexit, on financial services firms and their business. As an extension of her work she has been heavily involved in workshops and studies with the involvement of key market participants as well as NCA’s across Europe and the US on regulatory compliance, operations and reporting matters and finding strategic robust solutions. As a Regulatory expert in the industry, she has provided training to a broad spectrum of industry stake holders, which have included global investment banks, Asset Managers, Trading Venues, Regulators, and Members of the European Parliament. She has published various industry articles, and presented at numerous industry and client round tables and spoken at conferences in relation to her specialist area of expertise. Professional experience: Brexit implications, Compliance, Global Financial Regulations, Operations and Risk, RegTech, BD and strategic advisory. Transaction Reporting, Transaction Monitoring, Trade Reporting, UK Listing Rules, Disclosure and Transparency Rules, FSA /FCA166 Review’s, Regulations: MiFID I/II, MiFIR, AML, EMIR, CASS, TR, KYC, AIFMD, DODD FRANK, SOX, CRDIV, SMCR, MAR, FUND, COLL, COBS.

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