ADBI-Cambridge University Online Course on Fintech & Regulatory Innovation

Event | 27 May 2020

e-Learning Course duration

27 May 2020 until 15 July 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, of who will be awarded ADBI scholarships.

  • Strengthen fintech innovation and regulatory knowledge among policy makers from developing economies across Asia and the Pacific
  • Build the capacity of policy makers to address evolving regulatory needs within the fintech sector
  • Provide policy makers an opportunity to network with other fintech experts

ADBI is looking for policy makers who are eager to develop the fintech systems of their respective countries. ADBI will offer US$ 1,800 scholarships to as many as 30 qualified applicants from Asian Development Bank developing member countries.

Women are encouraged to apply.

  • 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
How to register

Interested policy makers should register for this course and submit the below scholarship application materials to Yong Jun Baek ([email protected]) by 06 May 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)