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The fintech policy frontiers: What to expect from the changing regulatory environment in 2022 and beyond

In this webinar, our guest speakers from Washington Analysis offered their insights on potential policy changes in the coming months, the influence of midterm elections on the regulatory environment and how these may affect the fintech industry. 

Key topics

  • The CFPB’s near-term agenda and ultimate endgame
  • Bank-fintech partnerships and the potential for a clamp down on regulatory arbitrage
  • The growing focus on data access, harvesting and monetization—and what it means for fintech

For more info on these topics, be sure to check out the Q2 2022 Fintech Report and our Emerging Tech Indicator.

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Ryan Schoen headshot Ryan Schoen
Washington Analysis, President & CEO, Sr. Financial Services Analyst

Ryan is President and CEO of Washington Analysis, in addition to being a Senior Financial Services and Housing Analyst. He joined Washington Analysis in 2007 from Cassidy & Associates, a leading government relations firm in Washington, DC, where he focused on legislation and regulation across several sectors, including financial services. He also spent time at several research organizations in Washington, including the Brookings Institution.

Ryan completed all coursework and comprehensive examinations toward completion of a Ph.D. in political science and econometrics at George Washington University, after graduating from the University of Notre Dame with a dual degree in political science and philosophy.

John Sonsalla headshot John Sonsalla
Washington Analysis, Head of Strategy, Sr. Financial Services Analyst

John Sonsalla joined Washington Analysis in 2022 as Head of Strategy and Senior Financial Services and Housing Analyst. Immediately prior to joining Washington Analysis, he worked in the Investment Banking and Capital Markets Division of Credit Suisse, where he covered financial sponsors and executed a range of leveraged finance transactions. Before working in finance, he spent a decade in policy and political arena with experience both on and off Capitol Hill.

John received his Master of Business Administration from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, graduating with honors and majoring in Finance and Business Economics and Public Policy. He graduated cum laude from the School of Public Affairs at American University with a double major in Political Science and Interdisciplinary Studies.

James Ulan headshot James Ulan
PitchBook, Lead Emerging Technology Analyst

James Ulan is a lead emerging technology analyst at PitchBook. Prior to joining PitchBook, he worked as an equity research analyst at Credit Suisse on the number-one ranked Institutional Investor consumer finance team where he analyzed consumer lenders, digital banking and fintech. Ulan holds an MBA from the NYU Stern School of Business, magna cum laude, and attended the University of Maryland College Park, where he majored in Economics and Criminal Justice. 

Robert Le headshot Robert Le
PitchBook, Sr. Analyst, Emerging Technology

Robert Le is a senior emerging technology analyst at PitchBook, where he contributes to the firm’s Emerging Tech Research covering financial services. Le serves as PitchBook’s lead fintech and insurtech analyst, covering a wide array of technologies including payments, alternative lending and insurance marketplaces, among others. His expertise has been cited in top-tier publications such as CNBC, CNN and Forbes. Prior to joining PitchBook, he held associate positions at PwC and Silicon Valley Bank. 

Le holds an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Irvine. He is based in PitchBook’s New York office.   

Rudy Yang headshot Rudy Yang
PitchBook, Sr. Analyst, Emerging Technology

Rudy Yang is a senior emerging technology analyst at PitchBook covering the fintech vertical. His work has often been cited by top-tier publications, including Barron’s, CNBC, and Yahoo. Prior to joining PitchBook, Rudy was the lead equity research analyst covering the consumer discretionary sector at Berenberg Capital Markets. Yang holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from Rutgers University. He is based in PitchBook’s New York office.


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