This 3-week online course will provide legal practitioners, regulators/supervisors and academics with a and in-depth understanding of the impact FinTech has on the future shape of financial regulation and neighbouring areas of regulation. The course is designed to include both theory and hands-on experience through a balanced mix between live online activities and self-paced progression through the curriculum.
The course content will be delivered using a mix of:
pre-recorded lectures given by our four co-instructors
interviews with experts from leading market participants, such as Barclays, Revolut and London Stock Exchange Group, as well as academics from University College Cork and Oxford University;
live online classes, led by our four instructors and the team of teaching assistants, allowing for consolidation of the course material, group work on case studies and open Q&A sessions.
In between live session, in-depth learning will be facilitated by our teaching assistants supporting participants individually and during group work.
Collaborative tools will be available to ensure an interactive training experience close to the physical classroom.
Explain the panorama of financial regulation, with respect to FinTech.
Outline the general role of technology for the provision of financial services.
Illustrate recent examples of FinTech innovations in the financial services sector
Define current technology-induced market trends.
Formulate the steps necessary for innovation (as an aspect of market efficiency) in appropriate balance with the regulatory rationales.
Provide examples of use cases of AI-based financial services, for both customers and markets and conceptualise relvant opportunities and risks.
Provide exaples of use cases of crypto-assets, and identify relevant opportunities and risks.
Map the further the evolution in the regulation of artificial intelligence and crypto-assets.
Analyse the compatibility of technology-enabled financial services with data regulation and discuss the emerging EU and global regulatory framework.
Summarise the possible future evolution of RegTech and SupTech and assess the potential associated benefits.
Discuss the future evolution European and international supervisory structures for the financial market.
Understand regulation as an enabler of technology-enabled market practices, and an important element determining global competition and promoting European values.
Review the legislative proposals in the framework of the European Commission’s Digital Finance Strategy on the ‘Regulation on Markets in Crypto Assets’ (MiCA) and the ‘Digital Operational Resilience Act’ (DORA)