Arend Kulenkampff

Arend Kulenkampff

Senior Consultant

Arend is a Senior Consultant working across BFA Global and Catalyst Fund as a policy and regulation expert. Previously, Arend was the program lead at BFA’s RegTech for Regulators Accelerator (R2A), where he helped to develop regulatory and supervisory technology (regtech, suptech) solutions for financial authorities and government across the world. Arend joined BFA Global from Fitch Ratings, where he was Director of Sovereign Ratings for Latin America, responsible for evaluating the creditworthiness of public-sector issuers across the region. Prior to that, as a Senior Economist at Swiss Re, Arend produced insights about the insurance and reinsurance industry globally, with a specific focus on catastrophe risk and insurtech in Latin America. Arend has also worked in corporate and investment banking at Standard Bank in Johannesburg, South Africa, and in financial intelligence at Business Monitor International in London. Arend holds a B.A. in economics, politics, and Russian from McGill University in Montreal, and a M.S.c from the London School of Economics. He is fluent in English, German, and Spanish.

Publications by this author

Bringing it home: understanding problems hindering fintech lending for SMEs in South Africa today
Inclusive Fintech |

Bringing it home: understanding problems hindering fintech lending for SMEs in South Africa today

Blog 6 of the Recovtech series, this post written in partnership with members of the South Africa Recovtech team....

By David Porteous
Inclusive fintech lending–Lessons from US and China
Inclusive Fintech |

Inclusive fintech lending–Lessons from US and China

Blog 5 of the Recovtech series, this post written in partnership with members of the South Africa Recovtech team....

By David Porteous
Forces and uncertainties shaping future fintech ecosystems
Inclusive Fintech |

Forces and uncertainties shaping future fintech ecosystems

Blog 3 of the Recovtech series, this post written in partnership with members of the South Africa Recovtech team....

By David Porteous
How can fintech innovation drive inclusive growth?
Inclusive Fintech |

How can fintech innovation drive inclusive growth?

Blog 4 of the Recovtech series, this post written in partnership with members of the South Africa Recovtech team....

By David Porteous
How domestic fintech ecosystems shape the nature of innovation
Policy and Regulation |

How domestic fintech ecosystems shape the nature of innovation

Blog 1 of the Recovtech series, this post written in partnership with members of the South Africa Recovtech team....

By David Porteous
Fintech forests: classifying and comparing fintech ecosystems
Policy and Regulation |

Fintech forests: classifying and comparing fintech ecosystems

Blog 2 of the Recovtech series, this post written in partnership with members of the South Africa Recovtech team....

By David Porteous
The DataStack blueprint
Policy and Regulation |

The DataStack blueprint

    The DataStack, introduced below and elaborated on in our more detailed report, is both (a) a map...

By Simone di Castri
The Emergence of ‘SupTech’ — And How it Can Move Past the Experimentation Stage
Policy and Regulation |

The Emergence of ‘SupTech’ — And How it Can Move Past the Experimentation Stage

“SupTech” is a word you’re likely to hear more about in the coming years. The term is a newfangled...

By Arend Kulenkampff
Financial Authorities in the Era of Data Abundance: RegTech for Regulators and SupTech Solutions
Policy and Regulation |

Financial Authorities in the Era of Data Abundance: RegTech for Regulators and SupTech Solutions

Financial service providers are quickly adopting regulatory technology (RegTech) to ease the burden of compliance. This white paper shows...

By Simone di Castri
R²A Case Study: AML Data Infrastructure Prototype
Policy and Regulation |

R²A Case Study: AML Data Infrastructure Prototype

The Mexican National Banking and Securities Commission (Comisión Nacional Bancaria y de Valores, or CNBV) requested a partnership to...

By R2A
R2A API Solution Creates a Faster, Direct Data Delivery Channel between Philippine Banks and the Central Bank
Policy and Regulation |

R2A API Solution Creates a Faster, Direct Data Delivery Channel between Philippine Banks and the Central Bank

THE CHALLENGE: The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (the Philippines Central Bank, or BSP) Supervisory Data Center (SDC) was receiving...

By R2A
R²A Case Study: Chatbot Prototype
Inclusive Fintech |

R²A Case Study: Chatbot Prototype

The consumer complaints system at the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (the Philippines Central Bank, hereafter BSP) was limited by...

By Simone di Castri
The RegTech for Regulators (R²A) process
Policy and Regulation |

The RegTech for Regulators (R²A) process

The purpose of this working paper is to share the RegTech for Regulators Accelerator’s (R2A) approach, process, and tools...

By Simone di Castri
R²A CASE STUDY: API AND VISUALIZATION APPLICATION PROTOTYPE
Policy and Regulation |

R²A CASE STUDY: API AND VISUALIZATION APPLICATION PROTOTYPE

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (the Philippines Central Bank, or BSP) Supervisory Data Center (SDC) was receiving incomplete, late, and...

By R2A
R2A Chatbot Prototype Helps the Philippine Central Bank Sort and Resolve Complaints – Video
Policy and Regulation |

R2A Chatbot Prototype Helps the Philippine Central Bank Sort and Resolve Complaints – Video

Teaming with fintech vendor Sinitic, BFA Global’s RegTech for Regulators Accelerator program trialed a chatbot solution for BSP’s complaints...

By R2A
The State of RegTech: The Rising Demand for “Superpowers”
Policy and Regulation |

The State of RegTech: The Rising Demand for “Superpowers”

Most financial authorities collect data monthly or quarterly or as needed. The infrequent nature of data collection is a...

By R2A