MSc in Finance (Fintech and Financial Analytics) Programme Orientation 2022 and Industry Sharing

The new academic year has started! More than 50 students joined the programme orientation on campus with 20 students joining online. Mr. Alan Cheung (Senior Director, Trust and AI Technologies of ASTRI), Ms Alice So (Head of Entrepreneurship of Cyberport), Ms Jenny Chow (Chairperson of Regtech Association of Hong Kong), Dr Lawrence Ma, (Founder and President of Hong Kong Blockchain Society), and Professor of Practice Samson Tai (former Distinguished Engineer & Chief Technology Officer of IBM China/Hong Kong) joined a discussion on “How Fintech transforms the finance industry”, facilitated by the Programme Director, Professor Aris Stouraitis, and the Associate Programme Director, Ms Queenie Lee. The guests also shared their industry experiences and insights with our new students. Everyone enjoyed the evening and treasured the dialogue with industry experts.

Webinar: “From Crypto to NFT where is it heading”

Thanks to Mr. Zen Fong, the Head of Cryptocurrency at Hong Kong Digital Asset Exchange (HKD.com), and Mr. Galen Law-kun, Co-Founder of Hong Kong Digital Asset Society and Founding Partner at Double Peak for a great presentation on the topic of “From Crypto to NFT where is it heading”. Our students got a lot of insights from their sharing.

Numerous Guest Lectures from the Fintech class

Thanks to Mr Emil Chan (Chairman, The Association of Cloud and Mobile Computing Professionals), Ms. Juni Yan (MD, Fintech Business, International, WeBank), Mr Raymond Mak (Associate Director, Tencent), Raymond Chan (Managing Director, 9F International Holdings), Mr Charleston Sin (Executive Director, MIT HK Innovation Node), Mr Simon Yeung (Head of Strategic Initiative, Hashkey Group) as well as Mr Walter Cheung and Frank Ho (Co-Founders, Contrendian) for sharing their experiences with our students. Special thanks to Dr. Dorothy Chau for making this happen. It was no doubt a highlight of the first trimester to the students.

Some notes from the students: "In total, there were seven different guest lectures with professionals talking about virtual banking such as WeBank, trading platforms for investment recommendations or cloud and mobile computing to name a few. As a blockchain and crypto enthusiast, I especially enjoyed the sharing of Mr. Simon A. Yeung from Hashkey Group about digital assets and NFTs" and "Through the Industry Sharing from the practitioners, we know what is expected from us as Master Students in the corporate world. I have also developed a great passion for entrepreneurship in the FinTech and Data Analytics field through the expert industry practitioners sharing".

MSc in Finance (Fintech & Financial Analytics) exhibited in the Fintech week 2021

With commitments to help develop the Fintech ecosystem, the program exhibited in the Fintech week in Hong Kong. Stay connected with the Fintech industry is vital to the programme and the students. Thanks to all visiting our booth, including but not limited to Mr. Authur Au, Deputy Commissioner for Innovation and Technology and Mr. Paul Pong, Chairman and Founder of the Institute of Financial Technologists of Asia in the picture above.

Bloomberg training and sharing from Bloomberg Intelligence

Thanks to the representative from Bloomberg Intelligence for sharing the Bloomberg Fintech research with our students during our visit to Bloomberg in Central. Our students got great overview of various Fintech developments, ranging from internet banks and virtual banks to digital payments in Asia (including Japan) from the sharing. They also received comprehensive training on Bloomberg there. Thank you.

First “Lunch with Executives” event

Thanks to Mr Kenneth Chau (Chief Technology Officer of Welab), Mr Emil Chan (Chairman of FinTech Committee of Smart City Consortium) and Mr Gilbert Tse (Senior Advisor and ex-CEO of iMaobo.net) to share their thoughts on virtual banking as well as regulatory issues in relation to digitalisation with our students. Our students were excited and a lot of their questions were addressed in a relaxed setting.