What is Fintech?

Course Difficulty

Foundation

Course Duration

60 mins

Learning Outcomes

Topics & Skills

About this Course

In the last 10 years, $200bn has been invested in Fintech startups. Alibaba launched the largest money market fund in the world. Goldman Sachs developed its own digital bank. Stripe became bigger than 99% of the banks. There are over 100 concepts that fall under the domain of Fintech, from Artificial Intelligence to robo-advisors, Blockchain to virtual banks. This course will guide you through the noise and give you the right foundation to understand the world of Fintech.

Programme Curriculum

Fintech has been a buzzword in the past 5 years, but it actually has many different meanings. In this chapter you will be learning our definition of Fintech, getting a broad overview of its technologies, applications and sectors, and its role in transitioning from old to new finance.
In this chapter, you’ll obtain a historical oversight of the origins of Fintech, as well as an understanding of the reasons for its meteoric rise to mainstream adoption.
Financial services have been around for a while. In this chapter, we will address the framework that is being built around Fintech. You will learn about Fintech’s advantages, its entry into financial services and the way it is transforming value chain and jobs in Finance.
Fintech has been a buzzword in the past 5 years, but it actually has many different meanings. In this chapter you will be learning our definition of Fintech, getting a broad overview of its technologies, applications and sectors, and its role in transitioning from old to new finance.

About the expert

Huy Nguyen Trieu

Co-Founder, CFTE
“Huy Nguyen Trieu is the Co-Founder of CFTE. He is also the CEO of The Disruptive Group, a business builder and advisory firm in innovation and finance, and Venture Partner at Mundi Ventures, an early-stage VC fund in Fintech and Insurtech. He believes that in a world led by technology, we shouldn’t forget the importance of people, which is why he co-founded CFTE to help people improve their skills and find opportunities. Prior to setting up CFTE, Huy was a Managing Director at Citi, and previously at Royal Bank of Scotland and Société Générale. Before banking, he was the CEO of Ukibi, a VC-funded startup in the US. He is a frequent keynote speaker in Europe and Asia, likes to teach and share with students and entrepreneurs, and is regularly quoted in articles on innovation and finance. He writes the blog Disruptive Finance, is an Entrepreneurship Expert at Oxford Said Entrepreneurship Centre and a Fintech Fellow at the Centre for Global Finance and Technology at Imperial College. He was also a member of ESMA’s Consultative Working Group for financial innovation and a founding member of the Asian SuperCharger, one of the largest Fintech accelerators in Asia. Huy is a graduate from MIT (US), École Polytechnique (France) and Ecole des Ponts et Chaussees (France). He is married and a happy father of 3 daughters.”

Course Curriculum

1. 

Fintech has been a buzzword in the past 5 years, but it actually has many different meanings. In this chapter you will be learning our definition of Fintech, getting a broad overview of its technologies, applications and sectors, and its role in transitioning from old to new finance.

2. 

In this chapter, you’ll obtain a historical oversight of the origins of Fintech, as well as an understanding of the reasons for its meteoric rise to mainstream adoption.

3. 

Financial services have been around for a while. In this chapter, we will address the framework that is being built around Fintech. You will learn about Fintech’s advantages, its entry into financial services and the way it is transforming value chain and jobs in Finance.

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