Regulatory Sandbox Explained

Learn more about regulatory sandbox, its distinction from an innovation hub, and the benefits of these frameworks for both regulators and industry.

About the course

What are regulatory sandboxes? How do they work and what are the benefits they offer to innovators and regulators?

Our expert, Ross Buckley, will talk you through this course with an in-depth examination of a framework that is increasingly important in the financial sector. It’s an opportunity for learners to understand the concept of regulatory sandboxes, how they work and how they can be used to promote competition and innovation in the financial industry. The course will cover the benefits that regulatory sandboxes offer to innovators and regulators, the distinction between a sandbox and an innovation hub, and real-world examples of how sandboxes are being used around the world.

Join us on this short course and get a thorough understanding of regulatory sandboxes with real-world examples.

Difficulty: Foundation
Duration: 27mins

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The expert you’ll be learning from

Ross Buckley

Professor at University of New South Wales

Ross’s research analyses the regulation of FinTech and cryptocurrencies and the challenges the algorithmic analysis of data pose for society. His Laureate Fellowship from the Australian Research Council is a $2.6 million project to explore these issues. They have a number of well-funded doctoral scholarships available for highly qualified candidates, and currently have a position open for a Postdoctoral Fellow. He has consulted to a range of government departments over the years in over a dozen countries, and to four multilateral institutions.

Course Content

The course will provide an overview of the concept of regulatory sandboxes and the purpose of the course. It will introduce the topic of sandboxes and explain their importance in the financial sector, as well as provide an overview of what will be covered in the course.
This chapter will provide a detailed explanation of what regulatory sandboxes are, including their definition, purpose, and how they work. It will also provide an overview of the benefits that sandboxes offer to innovators and regulators.
In this chapter, the course will delve into the difference between a sandbox and an innovation hub, and the various roles they play in the regulatory environment. It will cover the distinction between the two and provide real-world examples of how they are being used around the world.
This chapter will provide a deeper understanding of how sandboxes are being used in the real world and in different countries. It will examine case studies of regulatory sandboxes and their implementation, including the successes and challenges faced by regulators and innovators.
In this final section, the course will summarise the key points covered and provide an overview of the benefits of regulatory sandboxes. It will discuss how to navigate the regulatory environment for financial innovation, how to work with regulators, how to access a sandbox, and how to make the most of the opportunities provided. It will also encourage learners to continue to develop their knowledge and skills in this area.

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