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Who should attend
This programme is designed for business leaders, executives, and entrepreneurs interested in understanding the business case for and against various FinTech trends.
About the course
Finance is already one of the most digitised of all industries. FinTech—the adaptation of cutting-edge technology into financial transactions to improve performance—has become a buzzword on Wall Street, Main Street, and Silicon Valley alike.
But what is FinTech exactly? What are its main areas and technologies, and what can these technologies do?
Technology offers a dizzying array of possibilities, but not every technological possibility is a good business opportunity. As an incumbent, what are the potential threats posed by FinTech and how can they be turned into opportunities? As a challenger, which areas are promising and which areas are far-fetched?
The INSEAD Fintech Programme helps develop your understanding of the four main areas of FinTech: payment systems; lending and fund-raising; cryptocurrencies and blockchains; and technology-driven trading and investing. You will explore these technologies from a business point of view, and discover not only the potential transformative power of some technologies, but also their limitations, so that you are able to critically evaluate either the opportunity or threat that your organisation may face due to FinTech.
The programme will enable you to build a solid understanding of what FinTech is, and ultimately develop the needed strategic response relevant to your organisation.
How you benefit
- Understand the main verticals of FinTech and their underlying key technologies
- Discover the incumbent/challenger ecosystem in each vertical
- Explore the disruptive power and limitations of key technologies from a business point of view
- Evaluate business opportunities or threats arising from FinTech and formulate appropriate strategies
Lily Fang is an Associate Professor of Finance at INSEAD. Based in Singapore since 2003, she contributed to the development of the INSEAD Singapore campus. At INSEAD Professor Fang teaches corporate finance, capital markets, valuation, private equity, and entrepreneurial finance in the MBA and Ex...
Jason Davis is an Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise at INSEAD. He is an expert on digital transformation and innovation in large enterprises and the strategies of startups in digital platform ecosystems. His research has focused on issues of collaboration and adaptatio...
Bart Zhou Yueshen is an assistant professor (Finance area) at INSEAD. His research focuses on the operation, organization, and regulation of financial securities markets, with specific interests on how real-world frictions and market structure affect resource allocation and information. Bart hol...
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