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FSDC Practitioner Speakers Series - How Big Data and FinTech Changed the World of Finance

The global economy underwent substantial changes, and the rise of FinTech has brought in new financial institutions providing financial services to a large number of customers and investors, as well as changing the ways banks and corporations interact with their clients and each other.

FinTech, the application of information technology in the context of financial services, is emerging at a time when on the one hand technologies such as the Internet, smartphones, and big data analysis enable low-cost mass distribution of services, while on the other hand incumbents are withdrawing from certain customer segments because of regulatory burdens and unfavourable market dynamics.

With its large financial sector incorporating many regional headquarters operations, Hong Kong can act as a landing pad for FinTech start-ups, as a market for FinTech providing business- to-business (B2B) services, and as a launch pad for Mainland FinTech seeking international expansion.

In this session, a panel of distinguished speakers will share views and discuss how Hong Kong would secure an important role in the future of FinTech from the territory’s continued competitiveness as a major international financial centre. The forum will provide great insight for university students and young graduates preparing themselves for a career in the financial services sector.

Speakers Profile  

Mr Christopher LEE is a leading figure in the Asian investment industry with more than 26 years of broad ranged financial services experience and a proven track record in building new businesses. He founded JP Asia Partners to offer consulting and advisory services to asset management and FinTech companies. He is also a senior advisor & Director (past CFO) of a private global MedTech company. Mr Lee has worked at Morgan Stanley (FrontPoint Partners), Sun Hung Kai Financial Group, Goldman Sachs and Bankers Trust.

Dr AU King-Lun is responsible for Value Partners Group’s business and corporate affairs. He joined Value Partners in December 2016, bringing decades of asset management industry experience to his role. Currently, Dr AU is an Index Advisory Committee Member of the Shanghai Stock Exchange as well as the China Securities Index Co., Ltd. He also sits on the Advisory Committee of Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission and the Market Development Committee of the Financial Services Development Council.

Mr Alex KONG is the Founder and Chairman of TNG FinTech Group, which offers the next generation financial services to the 1.2 billion unbanked population in Asia through its various e-wallet platforms under the Global E-Wallet Alliance, including TNG Wallet, PhiliPurse, INDompet, XIN Wallet and others. In Alex’s leadership, TNG Wallet has recorded rapid development in both user base and transaction volumes, with transactions exceeding USD1 billion in the first two years of launch.

 Mr Christopher LEE

Dr AU King-Lun

Mr Alex KONG

Event Details:
Date 9 March 2018 (Friday)
Time 2:45 – 3:00 pm (Reception)
3:00 - 4:30 pm (Forum)
Venue Cheung On Tak Lecture Theatre (LT-E), Academic Building, HKUST Campus
(Please note that the venue of this event has been changed to LT-E due to overwhelming response.) 
Language English


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Arrangement of event in case of Bad weather
All programs would be suspended once the Rainstorm Black Warning or Typhoon Signal No.8 (or above) is hoisted, or there is information that the Warning or Signal would be hoisted within 1 to 2 hours before the event starts. Notification on reschedule or refund arrangement would be announced in due course.