Lapman is a Managing Director in the Compliance and Regulatory Consulting (CRC) practice in Hong Kong with a focus on investment banking, private banking and insurance.
He has eighteen years of experience in the financial services industry both as a banker specializing in structured finance and a consultant specializing in compliance, regulatory and risk advisory.
He is part of the Duff & Phelps CRC team that consists of former regulators that were at the forefront of defining MiFID 2 and Market Abuse Regulation, law enforcement professionals, industry experts, and cybersecurity and forensic accounting experts.
Lapman specializes in:
- Financial Crime Compliance (AML, Anti-Bribery & Corruption, Sanctions),
- Conduct (selling practices, IB sponsor activities),
- Markets & Trading (algorithmic trading, best execution, cybersecurity, dark pools, MiFID 2, trade surveillance, unauthorized trading), 4) OTC derivatives reform (BCBS 261 margin requirements, Dodd-Frank Act)
On Financial Crime, he advised and was seconded to manage the flagship Financial Crime Compliance program for a leading international bank under a Deferred Prosecution Agreement. In his role as APAC lead, Lapman was overseeing the data readiness activities across the investment bank, private bank, retail bank, and commercial bank in 23 countries in APAC to arrive at a financial crime risk rating for the Asian customer of the bank’s 50 million customers.
He has worked closely over the past decade with most of the local regulators - HKMA, SFC, OCI, MPFA - on FinTech and other industry-wide strategic initiatives to ensure Hong Kong retains its position as a leading financial services hub.
In Hong Kong, he is a frequent speaker on FinTech and RegTech and engaged financial services regulators on FinTech in his role as Financial Markets Committee (FMC) member at the British Chamber of Commerce and Financial Services Business Council member (FSBC) at the European Chamber of Commerce.
Prior to his transfer to Hong Kong in 2007, Lapman was the head of Capital Markets and Credit Risk advisory at a Big 4 professional services firm in the Netherlands.