Wired reviews the how the wave of regulation following the financial crisis has spawned a generation of tech companies dedicated to helping the financial industry adapt.
Now, there is a range of companies offering these kinds of services. Some offer solutions for banks to help them comply, while others are aimed at helping policymakers monitor those they are regulating. Sybenetix, for example, makes behavioural analytics software to monitor individuals in financial institutions, looking out for things like unusual behaviour or suspicious activity that could be a sign of misconduct. Banks, hedge funds, exchanges or even regulators can use the technology. Another example is AlgoDynamix, a risk analytics company that detects disruptive events in financial markets. It uses a set of algorithms to predict price movements in advance.