Practical Topics for All Market Practitioners in Virtual Assets


TCAE is excited to invite Waqar A. Chaudry, Senior Manager – Market Infrastructure & Products of the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA), Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) to share his insights on ‘Practical topics for all market practitioners in Virtual Assets’. 

In this session Waqar will explain the operational, technical and risk management side of running crypto markets infrastructure, impact of forks and blockchain community on ongoing regulatory compliance and the intersection between Market Surveillance and KYT technologies.

This Knowledge Series session is proudly sponsored by MNP who have been avid supporters of TCAE since its inception.

Learning outcome

  • The operational, technical and risk management side of running crypto markets infrastructure
  • Assessing platforms for use by exchanges, brokers and custodians: Custody, MPC / multiSig, KYT, front end trading infrastructure, back office and risk management
  • How forks and the community that manages a blockchain protocol impact ongoing regulatory compliance
  • Market surveillance technology vs KYT technology – where is the intersection and what are the key differences


Waqar A. Chaudry | Senior Manager, Market Infrastructure & Products, Financial Services Regulatory Authority, Abu Dhabi Global Market

Mr Waqar A. Chaudry joined the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) of Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) in September 2018. He leads the Technology Governance and Operations team within the Market Infrastructure and Products Department, which authorises and supervises Market Infrastructures, including Recognised Investment Exchanges, Recognised Clearing Houses, Multilateral Trading Facilities (MTFs) and Organised Trading Facilities (OTFs). Trading product lines include Securities, Derivatives and Virtual Assets. The team is also responsible for Recognising Remote Exchanges, Remote Clearing Houses and Remote Members.

Prior to FSRA, Waqar held management and technical roles as a consultant and was a council member with Gerson Lehrman Group. He served various positions at the Australian Securities Exchange, including a Product Manager in the Derivatives and OTC Markets. Waqar was an IBM consultant handling the banking, telecommunication and government sectors. Waqar began his career as a Software Engineer and continues to keep up with the latest in risk management and technology trends that are shaping the financial markets’ future.

Waqar has a Bachelor of IT in Software Engineering from the University of South Australia, post graduate qualification in Finance from University of Technology Sydney and MBA (Executive) from the AGSM at the University of New South Wales (Australia).


Amber D. Scott  |   Founder, CEO & Chief AML Ninja, Outlier Solutions Inc.

Amber is a compliance geek with a passion for technology. After graduating from the University of Waterloo, Amber joined the compliance group at one of Canada’s largest insurers where she focused on the implementation of technology-based processes to streamline compliance. She has since worked in in-house roles with major securities firms and banks. Somewhere along the line, she added MBA, CBP, and a few other letters after her name.

Amber joined a boutique compliance consulting firm, then larger consulting firm, before getting frustrated enough with the status quo to launch Outlier Solutions Inc. (Outlier) in 2013. Outlier specializes in anti-money laundering (AML) and privacy compliance. The company is based on one of the premises of Malcolm Gladwell’s book Outliers: that to be really good at something you need a lot of practice (about 10,000 hours). Each of Outlier’s team members has 10,000 hours or more of in-house (not consulting) compliance experience. Amber loves leading this team of entrepreneurial compliance badasses.