[eNews] Experts On Hand to Examine FinTech with Students and Practitioners

Two talks centered around FinTech were held in November to keep students abreast of the trends and opportunities in the sector.

China and the US are leading the tech revolution and Paul Schulte looked into who is winning in the Artificial Intelligence race between the two countries. Paul Schulte is the founder and editor of Schulte Research, a company does research on banks, financial technology, bank algorithms and credit algorithms. He is also a senior fellow at HKUST.

Also held in November, the Fintech Seminar Series was jointly organized by the Tongyi Industrial Group Center for Electronic Commerce of HKUST, the Professional Risk Managers' International Association (PRMIA) and the MSc in Business Analytics Program. The series aims to provide a platform for professionals to exchange and share the insights on different topics on new technology and innovation in the financial industry.

The recent series on “Trading Intelligence with Analytics & Technology” featured Dr Alfred Ma, Executive Director & Chief Investment Officer, CASH Algo Finance Group Limited, and Mr Alan Cheung, Quantitative Strategist of Bank of America Merrill Lynch. They respectively spoke on the topics: “Is your backtest result achievable?” and “Analytics with Time Series Databases”.

This was the second Fintech Seminar Series followed the one first launched in September with a focus on “Business Analytics & Innovations in Financial Services”.


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