Regulatory compliance has become a drain on many FS organisations’ capital investment programmes. Some of the emerging surveillance and reporting issues will likely be solved using big data technologies. It would appear beneficial if the same technologies and infrastructure could be used to solve wider business growth and performance issues. This could help jump-start some of those business improvement programmes that may have been mothballed due to lack of demonstrable ROI. This presentation focuses on the merits of creating a ubiquitous advanced analytics platform that will serve both the business and the regulator, without the need for large, upfront investment programmes.