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Topic: Fintech: What compliance officers need to know

Navigating the regulatory framework governing fintech presents complex challenges. Fintech is revolutionising the financial landscape, offering innovative solutions to serve the underbanked, expanding access to diverse financial products, and introducing alternative payment methods.

Join us for our first National Forum for the year where our speakers will delve into the relationship between fintech, compliance, and regulation.


Yurika Pistorius | Group Group Compliance Officer, Clientele

Professor Angela Itzikowitz | Executive: Banking and Finance, ENSafrica


Members: Free - invest your time in your professional development.

Non-members: R350.00 incl VAT

Event details:

Date: 27 March 2024

Time: 09.00 – 11.00


  • Angela Itzikowitz (Executive: Banking and Finance at Ensafrica)

    Angela Itzikowitz

    Executive: Banking and Finance at Ensafrica

    Professor Angela Itzikowitz is an Executive at ENS in the Banking and Finance practice. She specialises in banking and financial market regulation, including finance and regulatory reform, card and related electronic payment instruments, derivatives, loan agreements, collective investment schemes, insurance, money laundering and debt origination and securitisation.

    She has done a significant amount of work in South African Development Community (“SADC”) countries such as Uganda, Kenya and Zambia including regulatory law reform through capacity building projects. More recently, she drafted and advised on the Finance and Development Protocol for SADC in her capacity as a senior legal expert. She has also advised the World Bank on deposit insurance and bank insolvencies.

    Angela has participated in a number of financial market initiatives in Asia in collaboration with colleagues from Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and India. She also acts for a number of European banks, asset managers and investment advisors.

    Angela is a professor in banking and financial markets law at the University of the Witwatersrand and she teaches at Queen Mary College, the University of London, on legal aspects of international finance. She is the author of the Law of South Africa Banking and Financial Markets, has co-authored a number of books and has published numerous articles in local and foreign journals.

    She is a member of the Board of International Scholars, London Institute of Banking and Finance, and is a Professorial Fellow at the Asian Institute of International Financial Law, University of Hong Kong. She is also a visiting Professor at Shanghai University of Finance and Economics and Peking University, and is the recipient of a number of international fellowships and awards and sits on a number of advisory committees and company boards.

    Angela is recognised as a leading/recommended lawyer by:

    • Chambers Global Guide 2024, 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017 – Banking and Finance: Regulatory; 2015 – Banking and Finance; 2022, 2021 - Fintech (South Africa)
    • Chambers Fintech Guide 2022, 2021 – Fintech Legal (South Africa)
    • Who’s Who 2019, 2018 – Banking, FinTech - Global leader (South Africa)
    • Who’s Who 2019 – Regulatory - Global leader (South Africa)
    • Best Lawyers® 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 – Banking and Finance (South Africa)
    • The Legal 500 EMEA 2023 – Banking and Finance (South Africa)

    Angela is fluent in English, Afrikaans and German and speaks South Sotho and Mandarin.

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  • Yurika Pistorius (Group Compliance Officer at Clientele)

    Yurika Pistorius

    Group Compliance Officer at Clientele

    Ms Pistorius, graduated with two Bachelor of law degrees. She obtained various certificates in Compliance, Corporate, IT Governance and Fintech. She is also an admitted attorney, a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist, a registered Compliance Officer with the Financial Sector Conduct Authority and has been awarded the professional designation of CPrac (SA) from the Compliance Institute Southern Africa and is recognised as an Internationally Certified Compliance Practitioner / ICCP.

    She is currently the appointed Group Compliance Officer and Compliance Executive for the Clientèle Limited Group.

    She previously practised as an attorney and gained experience focussing specifically on commercial, contract, banking and insurance law. She gained international experience in the USA and Switzerland and specialises in legal, compliance, governance and risk management.

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  • Rianne Potgieter (CEO of Compliance Institute Southern Africa)

    Rianne Potgieter

    CEO of Compliance Institute Southern Africa

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