Introduction to FinTech

Provided by University of Hong Kong (HKUx)
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Learn from leading academics and practitioners from around the world about the innovations, technology and regulation driving the transformation of finance.

Start Date:Mar 25, 2019

What you will learn

  • The major areas in FinTech, including Money and Payment, Digital Finance and Alternative Finance
  • Major technological trends, including cryptocurrencies, Blockchain, AI and Big Data
  • FinTech Regulation and RegTech
  • The fundamental role of Data and Security in data-driven finance 
  • Business and regulatory implications of technology for the financial industry
  • How regulations and RegTech are applied
  • Ways to analyse and evaluate what is driving technology innovation in Finance 
  • How new technology impacts economies, markets, companies, and individuals




Overview

Over the past decade emerging technologies, paired with massive changes in regulations, have driven an unprecedented transformation of finance around the world. This process is happening more rapidly in China and Asia than anywhere else. This course is designed to explore FinTech fundamentals and help make sense of this wave of change as it happens.

New players such as start-ups and technology firms are challenging traditional players in finance, bringing democratization, inclusion and disruption. Companies engaged in social media, e-commerce, and telecommunications, as well as, companies and start-ups with large customer data pools, creative energies, and technical capacities, have brought competition to the existing financial infrastructure and are remaking the industry.

These transformations have not only created challenges but also unprecedented opportunities, building synergies with new business and regulatory models, particularly in emerging markets and developing countries. To meet these changes, 21st-century professionals and students must be equipped with up-to-date knowledge of the industry and its incredible evolution. This course – designed by HKU with the support of SuperCharger and the Centre for Finance, Technology and Education – is designed to enable learners with the necessary tools to understand the complex interaction of finance, technology and regulation.  

In this course, through a series of video lectures, case studies, and assessments you will explore the major areas of FinTech including, beginning with What is FinTech before turning to Money, Payment and Emerging Technologies, Digital Finance and Alternative Finance, FinTech Regulation and RegTech, Data and Security, and the Future of Data Driven Finance, as well as, the core technologies driving FinTech including Blockchain, AI and Big Data. These will set the stage for understanding the FinTech landscape and ecosystem and grappling with the potential direction of future change.

Before you start

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  • Instructor-Led: course contains assignments and exams that have specific due dates, and you complete the course within a defined time period.
  • Course ends: Mar 25, 2019

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Who are your teachers?
The course is taught by a team of renowned academics and practitioners in international business, finance, law and technology. Among the key instructors are Douglas Arner (Kerry Holdings Professor in Law, HKU); Janos Barberis (Founder, SuperCharger and Research Fellow, HKU); Henri Arslanian (FinTech & RegTech Lead – China and Hong Kong, PwC and Adjunct Associate Professor, HKU); Ross P Buckley (King & Wood Mallesons Chair in International Finance Law and Scientia Professor, UNSW Sydney), Huy Nguyen Trieu (CEO, Disruptive Group and Co-Founder, Centre for Finance, Technology and Entrepreneurship), and Brian Tang (Managing Director, Asia Capital Market Institute and Visiting Lecturer, HKU), with introductions to major technologies from experts at Microsoft, Standard Chartered and other industry leaders.
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