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Graduation Party 2023

We are thrilled to announce that the MScFin (FTFA) programme 2022 intake students have successfully completed their studies! 🎓🎉

Last Friday, we celebrated their achievements with a graduation party. It was a joyous occasion filled with laughter, cheers, and heartfelt speeches. The party was a wonderful opportunity to recognize the hard work and dedication of our students, as well as the support of our faculty and staff.

We are proud of our graduates and all that they have accomplished during their time in the programme. They have gained valuable knowledge and skills that will serve them well in their future careers.

Congratulations to the MScFin (FTFA) programme 2022 intake students! We wish you all the best in your future endeavors.👏

MScFin (FTFA) students visited the Bank of China Innovation Lab

Our MScFin (FTFA) students visited the Bank of China Innovation Lab located in the Hong Kong Science Park on May 24, 2023. The visit aimed to provide students with a firsthand experience of the latest technological advancements in banking and finance.

During the visit, the students were given a tour of the lab and introduced to several cutting-edge technologies, including the open banking ecosystem, robotic process automation, network graph platform, AI credit model, federated learning, synthetic data, and the metaverse.

The students had the opportunity to engage in a group discussion with the lab's experts, where they had a chance to ask questions and gain insights into the future of banking and finance. They also had the chance to explore the potential applications of these technologies in the industry and how they could help shape the future of banking.

The visit was a valuable experience for the students as it provided them with a deeper understanding of the latest trends and technologies in the financial industry. It also gave them an opportunity to network with experts in the field and gain valuable insights that they can apply in their future careers.

Eddid Financial Scholarship (FinTech) 2022-23

Congratulations to our student, Zhu Xuanchen, who received the "Eddid Financial Scholarship (FinTech)".

To foster more talent in the financial industry, Eddid Financial established the "Eddid Financial Scholarship (FinTech)" in the 2022-23 academic year. One MScFin (FTFA) student who achieved excellent and outstanding academic performance will receive the award, which includes a scholarship of HK$10,000.

We would like to extend our gratitude to Mr. Ricky Yeung, COO of Eddid Financial, for presenting the award to our student during the Scholarship and Financial Aid Donor Appreciation Reception 2022-23.

Prof. Christos Cabolis’ Valuable Insights to MScFin (FTFA) Students

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to Prof. Christos Cabolis, Adjunct Professor of Economics and Competitiveness and Chief Economist and Head of Operations at IMD World Competitiveness Center, for conducting a seminar for our master's class on 19 May 2023. Prof. Cabolis shared his vast knowledge and experience in Hong Kong and China in the IMD World Digital Competitiveness Ranking, which was highly insightful and informative.

The seminar was an excellent opportunity for our students to learn from a seasoned professional in the world competitiveness ranking. Prof. Cabolis provided real-world examples and practical advice, which stimulated critical thinking and intellectual curiosity among our students.

The seminar was a resounding success, thanks to Prof. Cabolis 's invaluable insights and expertise. It was an inspiring and informative experience for our students, and we are immensely grateful for Prof. Cabolis 's contribution to our programme.

Once again, we would like to express our sincere gratitude to Prof. Cabolis for taking the time to conduct the seminar and share his insights with our master's class. We hope to welcome him back to our programme in the future.

FinTech Seminar: Portfolio Management and Market Outlook

Thanks to Dr. Ana Armstrong to deliver the seminar “Portfolio Management and Market Outlook” for our master’s students on 9 May 2023. Dr. Armstrong is an Advisory Board Member of the Finance Department of Imperial College London and our MScFin (FTFA) Programme. She is also a Founder and CEO of Armstrong Investment Managers LLP. During the seminar, Dr. Armstrong shared her insights and professional experience in portfolio management, cryptopia, structured securities, etc… with our students and faculty members. We enjoyed the seminar very much.

Visit the OSL Digitial Securities

Our FinTech students visited the OSL on 5 May 2023. During the visit, a seminar and discussion on “Pursuing a Career in the Financial Services Industry” was conducted by Ms. Daisy Lo, Director – Market Development of Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute. Mr. Davin Wu, Chief Financial Officer of OSL, also shared his views on “Capturing the Future of Digital Assets” with our students during the visit.

The visit was arranged by the Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute (HKSI) and the Y. Elites Association. We would like to extend special thanks to the following members of these two organizations to arrange such excellent visit experiences for our students:

Mr. Dave Chapman, Executive Director, OSL
Ms. Daisy Lo, Director – Market Development, Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute
Mr. Davin Wu, CFO, OSL
Ms. Grace Yip, Vice President – HR Business Partner, OSL
Mr. Ken Lo, Deputy Chairman, OSL
Mr. Kenneth Sze, Director – Asset Management, OSL
Mr. Kevin Liem, Managing Director, Masan Capital; Council & Court Member, HKBU
Mr. Marble Pang, Senior Manager – Market Development, Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute
Ms. Rachel Poon, Senior Manager – HR Business Partner, OSL
Ms. Vivien Choi, Brand Activation Manager, OSL

Be a digital finance hero – Hong Kong Money Month 2023

Remote work, online learning and shopping have become the new normal. Not only did technology change our lives, but also greatly altered our financial habits and behaviours.

In the digital age, there are various personal financial management tools and online resources at our fingertips to help our money management and financial wellness. Let’s pick up new knowledge and skills and apply them towards our financial goals.

Let's power up our digital financial literacy. Take action now and become a digital finance hero!

The Hong Kong Money Month (HKMM) 2023, a territory-wide financial education campaign led by the Investor and Financial Education Council (IFEC), aims to:
• Promote digital financial literacy among the public and help people acquire the skills and know-how to effectively harness digital facilities to manage their finances.
• Help the public understand the benefits and risks of using digital financial products and services; and remind them to be vigilant about online financial scams.
• Encourage the public to keep a lookout for new investment opportunities and market trends arising from digital transformation.
• Raise awareness of the more commonplace digital-based financial solutions and encourage usage of the IFEC Money Tracker App and a suite of free online financial tools.
For more information, please the HKMM 2023 website:
https://www.ifec.org.hk/web/en/moneymonth/index.page

The MScFin (FTFA) programmes is a supporting organization of the Hong Kong Money Month 2023.

Digital Readiness Award at QS-Wharton Reimagine Education Awards 2022

We are delighted to announce that the MSc in Finance (FinTech and Financial Analytics) Programme has received a Bronze Award at the QS-Wharton Reimagine Education Awards 2022 under the category of Digital Readiness Award. Reimagine Education is a global conference and competition, open to educational innovators from all around the world. The Digital Readiness Award was given to the company or institution that offered the best program or approach to supporting digital readiness now and in the future.

IFTA FinTech and Innovation Awards 2021/2022 HKBU Campus Sharing

Thank you very much to IFTA for organizing the IFTA FinTech and Innovation Awards Campus Sharing on HKBU campus for our students. We are thankful that Mr. Paul Pong, Chairman of IFTA, took time out of his busy schedule to join the event and deliver an opening speech to our students. Special thanks to the awardees, Ms Rebecca Lim, Founder and CEO of AutoML Capital, Mr. Andre Leung, Co-founder & CEO of Aereve Co. Ltd., and Mr. Anderson Woo, CEO of Artzioneer and TamJai SamGor Souper Hero NET Project Representative, for sharing their experience and insights to our students. Our students have learned a lot from them.