The course aims to give an in-depth overview of the FinTech Industry, a new part of the financial industry that is radically innovating the way financial services are built and offered. The course examines the FinTech characteristics, their activities and related risks. Additionally, the course provides an overview of the main strategies that incumbents are following in the new market conditions and the main challenges in FinTech security and regulation.
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the course the student knows: · Definitions, origins and the relevance of the phenomenon · A taxonomy of the main Fintech Business Applications · Equity based financing: pure equity crowdfunding, club deals · Lending-based financing: lending crowdfunding, P2P lending, invoice lending, trade credit, club deals · Traditional financial advice and robo-advice · Cash management services, electronic moneybox · Taxonomy of cryptocurrencies · ICOs, market capitalization · Currency transfer, payment solutions · Technology innovation in insurance and business process transformation · Global trends and government initiatives in RegTech
Lesson period: Second trimester
(In case of multiple editions, please check the period, as it may vary)