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Fintech lecture for Master of Science in International Banking and Finance programme

HKIFA is delighted to provide a Fintech lecture – titled "A snapshot into internet finance and financial technology: Applications and Challenges" – for postgraduate students at the Department of Economics at Lingnan University.


The lecture provides an overview of some of the latest fintech products around town, and analysed the evolution of e-payment systems and their implications in Hong Kong. Issues around crowdfunding and cryptocurrency and their disruptive effect on traditional financial system is discussed.


Speakers


Mr Paul Li, President of HKIFA.

Paul is the President of Hong Kong Internet Finance Association which was founded in 2014 aimed to provide a platform for industry players in HK to interact with their mainland counterparts and to promote the collaboration of FinTech and traditional finance industry.

As an experienced banker, Paul is now working in Alibaba group as senior fintech expert managing fintech initiatives for SMEs. Before that, he had worked in various roles in banks. In 2007, seeing the opportunity for foreign banks under the WTO agreement, Paul moved from HSBC Hong Kong to Shanghai to manage the strategy department for HSBC China. He then spent the next 6 years in various cities (Shanghai, Chongqing, Guangzhou and Shenzhen) to build corporate banking franchises for HSBC and subsequently Standard Chartered.

Paul is a research fellow of Zhejiang University Academy of Internet Finance, part-time lecturer of HKU SPACE and industry commentator in FinTech & RegTech.


Ms Frankie Tam, Vice President of HKIFA.

Frankie is an international technology lawyer qualified in Hong Kong, New York State, and England and Wales. She is one of the founding members of the Hong Kong branch of international technology law firm Osborne Clarke. She has worked in major financial cities including London, Shanghai and Hong Kong in advising on technology legal matters. Frankie recently worked on a significant regulatory technology outsourcing transaction, and advised an international technology client on a high-profile data privacy matter – a project that was awarded Deal of the Year by China Business Law Journal. She obtained her Master of Laws (Corporate) (Distinction) from University College London on the prestigious British Chevening Scholarship, and her business administration and law degrees in Hong Kong. She is a co-founder and Vice-President of the Hong Kong Internet Finance Association and the President of British Chevening Scholars (HK) Association.


Ms Kitty Ng, Vice President of HKIFA.

Kitty is a corporate lawyer specializing in cross-border corporate transactions. She regularly advises technology companies on venture capital financing and general corporate and commercial matters. She has advised Japanese telecom institutions with respect to their venture capital investments into U.S. startups / early-stage technology companies. Kitty obtained a Master of Laws degree from University of Cambridge under the British Chevening Scholarships and a Bachelor of Laws degree in Hong Kong.