GECKO Governance – FinTech 20 Ireland

GECKO Governance – FinTech 20 Ireland

11/10/2017

The GECKO team  are absolutely delighted to announce that for the second year running we have been nominated  for the Irish Tech News FinTech 20 list. We have been within the ecosystem of some of the top Irish FinTech companies and are really excited to the event on the 26th of October at the Moores … Read More

GECKO power the new Podcast “The RegTech-nicians”

GECKO power the new Podcast “The RegTech-nicians”

09/10/2017

GECKO Governance is powering the new Podcast “The RegTech-nicians” hosted by some of the GECKO team Patrick Purcell (Business Dev) and Shane Brett (CEO) of GECKO. This Podcast aims to take a light hearted approach to discussing key trends around RegTech and Blockchain and anything to do with global financial institutions. Listen to episode 1 … Read More

GECKO Governance Exhibiting and Speaking at RegTech Summit Europe

GECKO Governance Exhibiting and Speaking at RegTech Summit Europe

21/09/2017

GECKO Governance is delighted to be  an official speaker/exhibitor of the upcoming RegTech Summit 2017 the biggest RegTech Summit in Europe. Since the companies inception we have attended the biggest conferences around the world looking to add knowledge and network with industry leaders. The RegTech Summit is no different. Europe’s biggest RegTech conference in central London, on … Read More

Regtech start-up offers blockchain solution to compliance pain

Regtech start-up offers blockchain solution to compliance pain

08/08/2017

Shane Brett (CEO) was recently interviewed by AlphaQ – “One of the key challenges I came across as a consultant was that it was not easy to use many of the existing compliance packages,” Brett says. “I struggled to find something that was easy to use, dynamic and could cope with the different work flows … Read More

GECKO Governance’s “Blockchain for Funds” event

27/07/2017

On Thursday June 8th 2017 – at Barclays RISE Center on West 23rd Street in New York City, GECKO Governance held its first Meetup. Over 150 eager guests attended and connected with fellow like minded professionals during a special evening of beers, blockchain, panel discussion and of course networking. This Meetup was an informal discussion … Read More

How Blockchain will revolutionize the Funds Industry

16/05/2017

Don’t miss our first Meetup in Rise New York at 6.30 pm on Thursday June 8th 2017. Meetup:- https://www.meetup.com/Blockchain-for-Fun…/events/239447875/ Eventbrite:- https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/how-blockchain-will-revoluti… Our first meetup takes place at 6.30 pm on Thursday June 8th 2017 – at Barclays RISE Center on West 23rd Street in New York City.  This meetup will be a free informal “Beers … Read More

GECKO Governance opens Australian office

12/05/2017

GECKO Governance is delighted to announce that it is expanding into the APAC market by opening a new office in Australia. Using Sydney as a base, to expand into the 3rd largest fund centre in the world, GECKO Governance extends its reach beyond EMEA and the US, growing a team in each of the core jurisdictions … Read More

Catch Up On Our Very Informative Webinar Discussing – How We Use Hyperledger Fabric To Manage Compliance With Regulators And Customers

28/04/2017

Join GECKO Governance at this Altoros webinar as we discuss how we use Hyperledger Fabric to Manage Compliance with Regulators and Customers. Learn how Blockchain and Hyperledger ensures regulatory compliance in the fund’s industry with a solution developed by GECKO Governance. Watch here : WEBINAR The aim of this webinar is to enable the Hyperledger community … Read More

FUTURE OF FINANCE – Finding Solutions to RegTech Challenges with Blockchain

FUTURE OF FINANCE – Finding Solutions to RegTech Challenges with Blockchain

24/03/2017

Join us for the first of HAP’s Future of Finance Breakfast Series at Greenwich Water Club Register: Eventbrite – HAP RegTech/Blockchain GECKO Governance Shane Brett, CEO of GECKO Governance, offers his perspective on the Future of Finance & 21C skill sets. He dreamed of a dashboard to simplify tracking multiple constituencies and regulatory requirements and … Read More

Siliconrepublic: An Irish startup in New York

Siliconrepublic: An Irish startup in New York

22/02/2017

This past week, GECKO Governance has published the first in a series of articles in association with Silicon Republic, describing what it’s like for an Irish startup moving to New York. In the first article, our senior business development analyst, Andris Macs, describes the steps you need to take before getting on the plane, getting … Read More

Why Hyperledger is the Blockchain choice of Big Blue and the Banks

Why Hyperledger is the Blockchain choice of Big Blue and the Banks

10/02/2017

For the last few months, GECKO Governance has been at the forefront of developing blockchain solutions for the funds industry. While a lot of businesses in the financial services sector have been looking at how to harness Blockchain, for now, the technology is still nascent in some sectors. No one big bank or technology company … Read More

GECKO Governance – Part of Deloitte Luxembourg’s RegTech Universe

GECKO Governance – Part of Deloitte Luxembourg’s RegTech Universe

19/01/2017

GECKO Governance is delighted to be included in Deloitte Luxembourg’s RegTech Universe, a list of companies that are currently operating in the RegTech arena, providing solutions for Regulatory Reporting, Risk Management, Identity Management & Control, Compliance and Transaction Monitoring. We are categorised in the Compliance area, which provides Real time monitoring and tracking of current state … Read More

GECKO Governance opens new office in New York City

GECKO Governance opens new office in New York City

06/01/2017

Fresh on the back of winning the “Best New Start” up in Ireland at the Seedcorn competition in Belfast, GECKO Governance, the Blockchain integrated fund governance solution are opening their new office in New York City on January 9th. GECKO Governance is the first RegTech solution in the funds industry to be fully integrated with … Read More

GECKO Governance eyes New York expansion – Irish Times

GECKO Governance eyes New York expansion – Irish Times

19/12/2016

This week, GECKO Governance has featured in the Innovation section of The Irish Times.   On the back of the company’s spectacular success at the Intertradeireland’s Seedcorn Investor Readiness competition, CEO and co-founder Shane Brett spoke to The Irish Times’ Fiona Alston about our expansion plans..   “Because of the delays and uncertainty with Brexit … Read More

Siliconrepublic: 30 Irish tech start-ups to watch in 2017

Siliconrepublic: 30 Irish tech start-ups to watch in 2017

19/12/2016

GECKO Governance are delighted to have been named as one of Ireland’s 30 Irish tech start-ups to watch in 2017 by Siliconrepublic. Gecko Governance solution provides fund managers with a live oversight of all their funds regulation and compliance requirements has been recognised as one of Ireland’s stand-out startups, with great potential for the next twelve months … Read More

GECKO Governance named in Irish Tech News Fintech 20 Ireland

GECKO Governance named in Irish Tech News Fintech 20 Ireland

19/12/2016

GECKO Governance are delighted to have been named in the Fintech 20 Ireland list by Irish Tech News.   The list, compiled by by a list of judges on behalf of Irish Tech News, was announced last week at an event in the Science Gallery, Trinity College Dublin.   Shane Brett, GECKO Governance CEO and … Read More

Winners! – Best New Start at IntertradeIreland Seedcorn Awards

Winners! – Best New Start at IntertradeIreland Seedcorn Awards

25/11/2016

GECKO Governance is extremely proud and delighted to announce that it has won a highly prestigious all-Ireland competition. GECKO Governance has won the Best Early Stage Company Category award and a cash prize of €50,000, at the 14th annual InterTradeIreland Seedcorn competition,  which is the island’s biggest business competition for new start and early stage … Read More

New Blockchain Fund Solution Launched at RegTech Summit New York

New Blockchain Fund Solution Launched at RegTech Summit New York

14/11/2016

This week GECKO Governance is launching its new fund regulation and compliance Blockchain solution at the US RegTech Summit. GECKO Governance is the first fund solution in the market to provide Blockchain enabled technology for managing key asset management compliance, regulation and operational processes. Our Blockchain solution manages the following key Investment Management Functions:-   … Read More

GECKO Governance wins Best New Start award at regional Seedcorn final

GECKO Governance wins Best New Start award at regional Seedcorn final

09/11/2016

GECKO Governance has won the Best New Start award at the final of the Connacht/Leinster region of the 2016 InterTradeIreland all-island Seedcorn Investor Readiness Competition. GECKO Governance, along with fellow Dundalk-based early stage company OVVO have made it through to the final at the Waterfront Hall in Belfast on Wednesday 23rd November next, where we … Read More

GECKO Governance | RegTech Summit, New York

GECKO Governance | RegTech Summit, New York

27/10/2016

GECKO Governance will be exhibiting and attending the RegTech Summit this November in New York. The RegTech Summit is the only conference that focuses on the applications of RegTech within the financial services space that end users actively use. The summit will bring together Chief Compliance Officers, Chief Information Officers, Heads of Data Analytics, Risk Managers, Heads of Regulatory Reporting, CTOs, … Read More

GECKO Governance – Winners at Louth Business Awards

GECKO Governance – Winners at Louth Business Awards

19/10/2016

GECKO Governance is very proud to announce that we have won a prestigious prize at the Louth Business Awards this past week.   GECKO Governance won the ‘Best New Business under 3 Years’ prize, sponsored by Oriel Hub,  on Saturday night last.     On what was a huge night for local businesses in County … Read More

Blockchain & the Funds Industry

Blockchain & the Funds Industry

03/10/2016

In a previous blog post, we at GECKO Governance described how Blockchain will be revolutionary for the funds industry, and not just in the banking sector. For too long, the focus of Blockchain technologies have been on cryptocurrencies. Yes, it’s true  that Blockchain has come a long way since the initial white paper by Satoshi … Read More

RegTech Summit – Insights from London

RegTech Summit – Insights from London

26/09/2016

Last week, GECKO Governance attended the Regtech Summit, the industry’s only end user driven conference that focuses purely on the applications of RegTech within the financial services space.  In this blog post, we shall present some highlights of the conference, which featured major industry players such as Deloitte, HSBC, Credit Suisse and ESMA as well … Read More

Blockchain – A huge opportunity for the Funds industry

Blockchain – A huge opportunity for the Funds industry

08/09/2016

While interest in Blockchain across financial services has been high, most of the focus has been around banking, payments and settlement. Fund managers have largely adopted a “wait and see” approach. We believe this to be a mistake. Blockchain has the potential to revolutionize many areas of the funds industry including fund regulation, record-keeping, AML/KYC, Operational Due … Read More

RegTech Summit, London, September 13-14

RegTech Summit, London, September 13-14

05/09/2016

GECKO Governance is exhibiting at the RegTech Summit in London next week, 13th-14th September. In this blog post, we shall tell you more about the event, who is exhibiting and more about Regtech.   What is the RegTech Summit?   RegTech Summit is the only conference that focuses purely on the applications of RegTech within … Read More

What is the M1 Payments Corridor?

What is the M1 Payments Corridor?

29/08/2016

This week GECKO Governance is taking part in the second National ePayments Conference as part of the M1 Payments Corridor initiative by The Mill, Drogheda. In this blog post, we shall expand in detail about the Corridor, the conference and how GECKO Governance is participating in this initiative.   What is the M1 Payments Corridor? … Read More

National ePayments Conference 2016

National ePayments Conference 2016

23/08/2016

GECKO Governance is delighted to be invited to take part in the National ePayments Conference 2016 on Friday, 2nd September 2016 at CityNorth Hotel, M1 Gormanston. GECKO Governance’s CEO and co-founder, Shane Brett will be part of a panel discussion, called “Brexit: What does it mean for Ireland’s payments sector” The conference is hosted by … Read More

RegTech – 5 Key Drivers Of Global Innovation

RegTech – 5 Key Drivers Of Global Innovation

16/08/2016

As more innovative technology solutions become available, financial institutions are seeking to adopt Regulation Technology (RegTech) to meet their compliance requirements. There are number of key trends taking place in the RegTech industry globally. These trends include:- Increased regulatory demands Since the economic crisis the huge increase in regulation throughout the financial services industry has … Read More

Siliconrepublic.com Start-up of the week: GECKO Governance

Siliconrepublic.com Start-up of the week: GECKO Governance

02/08/2016

GECKO Governance are delighted to be featured as Silicon Republic‘s “Start-up of the week”. Silicon Republic is Ireland’s No 1 resource for technology news, and one of the leading online publications in Europe in this sector. The article explains the GECKO Governance solution, the pathway, the market and our thoughts on Ireland’s startup scene. Click here for … Read More

GECKO Governance exhibiting at RegTech Summit, London

GECKO Governance exhibiting at RegTech Summit, London

25/07/2016

GECKO Governance will be exhibiting and attending the RegTech Summit this September in London. The RegTech Summit is the only conference that focuses on the applications of RegTech within the financial services space that end users actively use. The summit will bring together Heads of Compliance, CROs, CTOs, Heads of Change / Transformation, Heads of Innovation, and Heads of Audit … Read More

Featured Article: Irish Tech News – Business Showcase

Featured Article: Irish Tech News – Business Showcase

13/07/2016

Today, GECKO Governance is featured on Irish Tech News, as part of their Business Showcase. Irish Tech News’ Business Showcase features local businesses and startups, to help them gain exposure and introducing them to new customers. To check out the article, click here. Follow us on Twitter @GECKOGovernance     Featured today @GECKOgovernance in Business … Read More

Article: “Gecko Governance eye up London expansion”

Article: “Gecko Governance eye up London expansion”

11/07/2016

GECKO Governance is featured in The Irish Times ahead of our appearance in the final of the Bloomberg/IIBN Investors pitch night in London on tonight, Monday 11th July. Click here to view the interview with the CEO of GECKO Governance, Shane Brett      

Brexit & Fund Managers – What happens now?

Brexit & Fund Managers – What happens now?

06/07/2016

The impact of the recent Brexit vote in the UK is still being analysed by many international and London based fund managers. The Brexit decision has caused uncertainty in the asset management sector in London, with managers exploring the possibility of relocating to other EU member-states, in a bid to continue operating under the European … Read More

GECKO Governance wins place in London Startup Final

GECKO Governance wins place in London Startup Final

23/06/2016

GECKO Governance is delighted to announce that it has won a place at the final of Irish Start-up Pitch Night, organised jointly by Irish International Business Network (IIBN) and Bloomberg on July 11th next.   Irish Start-up Pitch Night is an unique opportunity for Irish start-ups to pitch to an invited audience of around 70 … Read More

GECKO completes Startup Next programme

GECKO completes Startup Next programme

01/06/2016

After 6 weeks of intense mentorship, GECKO Governance has completed the Techstars Startup Next programme with Google for Entrepreneurs and Bank of Ireland, with a final round called “Demo Day”. Startup Next is the world’s number 1 pre-accelerator mentorship programme to help companies become investor ready. Techstars is a global ecosystem that empowers entrepreneurs to … Read More

GECKO Governance organises from the getgo

GECKO Governance organises from the getgo

24/05/2016

Entrepreneur Shane Brett (pictured) is CEO of hedge fund consultancy Global Perspectives and co-founder of FinTech startup, GECKO. Originally designed as a programme management solution to help him project manage his own extensive consultancy business, the latest version of GECKO is ‘GECKO Governance’, specifically aimed at hedge fund managers and fund service providers, to enable … Read More

GECKO Shortlisted for Startup Awards 2016

GECKO Shortlisted for Startup Awards 2016

11/05/2016

GECKO is delighted to announce that is has been shortlisted for an award at the forthcoming Bank of Ireland Start Up Awards. GECKO are in the running for the Digital/Online Startup category in the awards at the end of May Shane Brett of GECKO told Talk of the Town they were “delighted” with the nominations. GECKO is … Read More

Presentation Tips for Startups.

28/04/2016

As a part of the Techstars Startup Next Programme sponsored by Google, the GECKO team had the opportunity to take home some very useful tips on how to present in front of your potential costumer or investor. The main speaker was Ed Fidgeon Kavanagh from clearpreso.com. He is an expert in delivering presentations and gave a brilliant display of … Read More

GECKO part of TechStars Startup Next with Google for Entrepreneurs.

15/04/2016

GECKO is delighted to announce that we have been accepted onto the TechStars Startup Next pre-accelerator program, which is supported by Bank of Ireland and Google for Entrepreneurs. Techstars Startup Next is a pre-accelerator to help tech start-ups get ready for accelerators and seed stage investment, a vital program for any young company aiming to … Read More

Data Protection – What SaaS companies need to know

23/03/2016

Data Protection has now become a central issue for Software as a Service (SaaS) – especially those Start-Ups responsible for managing internal and sensitive client data. At GECKO we manage lots of project and internal data on behalf of our clients (in partnership with Dell). A key consideration of SaaS StartUps like ourselves is keeping … Read More

Rare advice from Ireland’s most successful Tech Entrepreneur

21/03/2016

Post by Damien Cahill and Shane Brett. Author ‘The Future of Hedge Funds’. Founder ‘Global Perspectives’, Founder Tech Start-Up GECKO, Editorial Board ‘All About Alpha’. Ask most people who is the most successful tech entrepreneur living on our island and many would be surprised to find out it is Brian Conlon, founder and CEO of … Read More