Financial Regulation and Governance

Fintech – Innovation, Finance and Regulation

31/01/2022 - 25/02/2022

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The third edition of the online course ‘Fintech: Innovation, Finance and Regulation’ has finished this afternoon 1st October. This four week training started on 6th September feature alternated pre-recorded and live online classes, jointly with interactive online immersion sessions.

The course director Philipp Paech (LSE and Political Science), together with the instructors Peter Kersten (EC, DG-FISMA), Klaus Löber (ESMA) and Elisabeth Noble (EBA) course have provided the attendees with a broad understanding of FinTech and its impacts on regulation, both financial and in connected areas.

Furthermore, through case-study and scenario-based exercises participants reflected on current topics related to Fintech, including the emergence of technology enabled services in Europe, the opportunities and risks of superapp groups, blockchain and DeFi (decentralized finance), and the future of BigTech in finance.

This course brought together numerous participants from different countries, both in Europe and outside, working mostly in central banks, EU institutions and national supervisory authorities. ‘I found this course extremely useful as it helped me re-focus my understanding and the inter-relations of the topics. It will certainly be helpful in the future when working with new regulations.’, commented one of the course participants.

This course is the most recent addition to the activities of the FBF in analysing the evolution of regulation in the banking and finance sector.

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