ADBI–Cambridge University Online Course on Fintech & Regulatory Innovation and Related ADBI Scholarships
26 February 2020
e-Learning Course duration
26 February 2020 until 15 April 2020
Rapid advancements in financial technology, or fintech, are opening the door to greater financial inclusion and sustainable development in Asia and the Pacific. However, the growing knowledge gap between innovators and regulators regarding fintech and business models that apply it threatens to undermine the benefits while giving rise to new challenges.
If inadequately addressed, associated risks such as fraud, data privacy breaches, and other cyber vulnerabilities could increasingly harm consumers and stability. Regulatory deficiencies could also hinder competitiveness and growth within the fintech sector. Yet, for many policy makers, particularly in the region’s developing economies, keeping pace with fintech innovation is extremely difficult given their frequent lack of specialized knowledge and skills.
Against this backdrop, ADBI, Cambridge University’s Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, and the Cambridge Judge Business School Executive Education Limited are offering an 8-week Online Course on Fintech & Regulatory Innovation. The course examines different forms of financial innovation and potential policy responses.
The course is open to select policy makers from Asian Development Bank developing member countries who will be awarded ADBI scholarships.
- Strengthen fintech innovation and regulatory knowledge among policy makers from a broad range of developing Asia Pacific economies
- Build the capacity of policy makers to address to address evolving regulatory needs within the fintech sector
ADBI welcomes applications from government policy makers who are eager to develop the fintech systems of their respective countries. ADBI will offer an US$ 1,800 course scholarship to 20 qualified applicants from Asian Development Bank developing member countries.
- Improved knowledge of fintech, its ability to drive financial inclusion, and associated risks
- Greater awareness of tools and strategies for addressing fintech innovations and regulatory needs within the sector
- Networking among fintech experts
How to register
Government policy makers interested in applying for this course and a course scholarship should submit the following documents to Yong Jun Baek ([email protected]) by 24 January 2020:
- Full CV
- Completed application materials including:
- Detailed applicant information form
- Statement of purpose indicating how the course can contribute to the work of the nominee (1,000 words)
- Recommendation form
We regret that only shortlisted scholarship applicants will be contacted.
Cambridge University’s Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) and the Cambridge Judge Business School Executive Education Limited (JBSEEL)