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Prof. Philip Treleaven

Role: Partner

Bio: Philip Treleaven is Director of the UK Centre for Financial Computing ( and Professor of Computing at UCL. Twenty-five years ago his research group development much of the early fraud detection technology and built the first insider dealing detection system for the London Stock Exchange. For the past 18 years Prof. Treleaven’s research group has developed algorithmic trading systems with many of the leading investment banks and funds, and for the past 6 years they have worked on automating Regulation, Systemic Risk and RegTech with the Bank of England, FCA and other Regulators. Current research includes the application of machine learning and blockchain technology to asset management and regulation, and legal technology. (Treleaven is credited with coining the term RegTech.) He has also launched 9 start-ups. UK Centre for Financial Computing & Analytics The UK Centre ( is a collaboration of UCL, Imperial College and London School of Economics and the major financial institutions and commercial organisations. The UK Centre has over 50 PhD students and 600 associated Masters students working on finance and business analytics, and is unique in placing them in banks, funds and companies to develop advanced analytics and software. UCL is the leading UK academic centre for AI and Blockchain research, and spun out DeepMind to Google for £400m. The Department has recently established the UCL Centre for Artificial Intelligence.