Northern Ireland delivers an unbeatable combination of world-class talent, highly competitive operating costs and research excellence in a low-risk, pro-business environment, has fuelled the growth of Northern Ireland’s financial services sector.

Deep expertise in trading and payment technologies, regtech, analytics and cyber security together with pioneering activity in disruptive technologies such as blockchain and AI underpins the region’s ranking as the world’s number one destination for FinTech development investment projects(FT fDi Markets, 2018).

Northern Ireland is also leading the way in providing a wide range of solutions including fund administration, client services, investment operations, regulatory compliance, risk management and actuarial services in support of the global capital markets, asset management, banking and insurance industries. And the related professional services sector is booming.

A host of financial services giants including Citi, The Allstate Corporation, Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Visa, Vela and TP ICAP, and a dynamic cluster of home-grown entrepreneurs such as First Derivatives, Ditactics, Etain and FSCOM thrive in a supportive entrepreneurial ecosystem in which collaboration and innovation is actively encouraged and supported by government.

Northern Ireland’s two prestigious universities are producing highly skilled graduates with a depth of skills. In addition, a range of tailored and flexible government-funded support measures are in place to ensure that companies can access and develop the skills.

Invest Northern Ireland, the region’s economic development agency, works in partnership with investors to offer advice and financial assistance to support business establishment, growth, capability development and international competitiveness.

Sibos is an annual conference, exhibition and networking event that brings together over 7,000 business leaders, decision makers and topic experts from a range of financial institutions, market infrastructures, multinational corporations and technology partners. Sibos 2019 took place in London.

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Companies that attended Sibos 2019


Fast-growing Belfast-based RegTech supplies financial firms with an easy-to-use data quality & fuzzy matching platform specifically designed for business users to measure and improve data for financial regulations.

Datactics helps firms automate and simplify AML/KYC processes, connecting to a wide range of open & proprietary data types and sources for self-service counterparty validation.

Datactics are exhibiting in the Discover Zone - Booth 46A.


LinkedIn - Datactics


fscom is an award-winning boutique consultancy firm that provides compliance solutions to financial services institutions, including payment and e-money institutions, challenger banks, cryptocurrency and investment firms.

fscom's compliance services span advice, assurance and interim solutions in regulatory compliance, financial crime and cyber security.


LinkedIn - fscom

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