在宣布这一消息时，爱尔兰基金CEO Pat Lardner说：“监管报告是2017年我们成员的主要职责，也是爱尔兰央行的重点关注领域。这一项目及与德勤共同开展的概念证明将为产业及监管机构带去诸多好处，同时也体现了爱尔兰在拥抱金融科技方面是多么的积极。”
德勤（爱尔兰）金融服务部主管以及德勤EMEA Grid区块链中心赞助人David Dalton提到：“我们很乐意同爱尔兰基金及其成员合作，来展现区块链技术在投资管理方面的价值，区块链技术在金融服务领域有巨大的潜力，能够减少成本提高效率。此次合作是技术实现是重要步伐。”
Irish Funds today announces that it is working with industry participants and Deloitte to develop a blockchain proof of concept for regulatory reporting.
The project, which will focus on the Resident Investment Fund Returns (Money Market & Investment Funds Returns Reporting- MMIF) regulation, will result in the design and development of a proof of concept leveraging blockchain and smart contract technology to create a platform for regulatory reporting accessible to the reporting entity as well as a regulator.
Moreover this proof of concept will test the application of blockchain for enhanced compliance, increasing transparency and to determine the cost benefit of the technology. The collaborative project sees multiple participants drawn from a number of leading global asset servicing and fund management institutions, including Northern Trust, State Street and Metzler. The project is being developed at Deloitte’s recently opened EMEA Grid Blockchain Lab in Dublin.
Commenting on the announcement, Irish Funds CEO, Pat Lardner said: “Regulatory reporting is a key obligation for our members and an area of priority focus for the Central Bank of Ireland in 2017. This project and the development of the proof of concept with Deloitte will benefit industry, the regulator and demonstrates how Ireland is actively embracing FinTech.”
David Dalton, Head of Financial Services at Deloitte Ireland, and sponsor of Deloitte’s EMEA Grid Blockchain Hub commented: “We are delighted to be working with Irish Funds and their members in demonstrating the value of Blockchain technology in investment management, Blockchain technology has huge potential in financial services to reduce the cost and improve efficiency. This is an important step in bringing this to reality.”
Also welcoming the initiative, and its positioning of Ireland at the forefront of blockchain development, is Keith Fingleton, IDA Ireland and Chairman of the Irish Blockchain Expert Group who said “Blockchain is a key disruptive technology that has the potential to revolutionise the funds industry. It is excellent to see Irish Funds taking the lead and developing this proof of concept, which will help prepare their members for the regulatory and technical challenges that lie ahead”.