COVID-19 STATEMENT: While this virus is impacting everyone differently, this online programme is continuing as planned.
Please consider joining our global online classroom for an enriching and interactive experience to further your career.
While this virus is impacting everyone differently, this online programme is continuing as planned. Please consider joining our global online classroom for an enriching and interactive experience to further your career.

Deadline Extended

25 February, 2021

info Application deadline extended

DURATION

6 Weeks, Online
4-6 hours per week

The Nexus of Information in FinTech

FinTech innovators understand that banks, lenders, wealth managers and insurance companies are now in the business of information exchange management. These financial intermediaries are using customer and market condition data to improve the quality, speed and price at which value is delivered.

Data trading can have its dark side, as regulators work to keep pace with revolutionary disruption. Innovators who exchange and consume customer information to profit both their organisations and their clientele can make FinTech a force for good.
We will consider how information is used by FinTech firms to build insights and influence consumer behaviour:

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Behavioural Data

With 1 in 4 adults in the U.K. feeling financially squeezed, FinTech firms are using behavioural data to guide customers to better financial decisions, such as apps that auto-escalate debt repayments in line with pay rises.
SOURCE: The Behavioural Insights Team

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Nudge Solutions

The next best action (NBA) or intelligent nudge delivers results, helping 44% of participants in a London-based AI retirement solutions platform to increase their savings contributions.
SOURCE: Financial Advisor

Key Takeaways

This programme delivers value by providing participants with a broad view of FinTech and an understanding of the influence of technology on the ways data is used, misused, leveraged and shared by financial intermediaries. At the end of this six-week programme, you will be able to:

Who Should Attend?

This programme provides participants with a strategic overview of FinTech; an understanding of the impact of technological advancements such as big data, AI and blockchain; and a deeper knowledge of how technology can address information problems. Participants who will benefit most include:

Representative roles include:

  • Finance Director
  • VP of Finance
  • Financial Planning Manager
  • Finance Manager
  • Financial Analyst
  • Credit Analyst
  • Economist
  • Management Accountant
  • Investor
  • Startup Managing Partner
  • Startup Founding Partner
  • Startup CEO
  • Startup CFO
  • Fund Manager
  • Investment Director
  • Investment Strategist
  • Portfolio Manager
  • Asset Manager
  • Venture Capitalist
  • Financial Advisor
  • Algorithmic Trader
  • FinTech Advisor
  • FinTech Consultant
  • Associate FinTech Consultant
  • FinTech Strategic Advisor
  • VP/Audit & Compliance
  • Compliance Manager
  • Risk Manager
  • Audit Manager
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Syllabus

Participants should expect to devote 4-6 hours per week to the programme, including faculty lectures, activities and assigned readings.

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FinTech Examples

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Social Credit Systems

Why would Chinese citizens sign up to have an algorithm score how valuable they are as a human being?

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Digital Disruptors

Discover how the competitive landscape has changed for financial services firms like Wells Fargo.

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P2P Lending Models

Explore how organisations like Kiva provide funding for the unbanked.

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Smart Contract Technology

Discover how the largest crowdfunding in history; the DAO, raised over $150m only to fail due to a recursive call bug.

Programme Experience

Designed to reinforce the key concepts, the assignments in this programme prompt participants to brainstorm, discuss and reflect on the content. These non-graded activities are interspersed between the online videos.

This is an image depicting the Programme Experience Section. 1-Webinar Sessions with Cambridge Judge Faculty. 2-Live Faculty Lectures. 3-Knowledge Checks. 4-FinTech Examples. 5-Bite-Sized Learning. 6-Dedicated Programme Support Team. 7-Mobile Learning App. 8-Peer Learning and Feedback.
This is an image depicting the Programme Experience Section. 1-Webinar Sessions with Cambridge Judge Faculty. 2-Live Faculty Lectures. 3-Knowledge Checks. 4-FinTech Examples. 5-Bite-Sized Learning. 6-Dedicated Programme Support Team. 7-Mobile Learning App. 8-Peer Learning and Feedback.

FinTech’s Information Imperative

Where two or three goliath banks once served, hundreds of FinTech startups now compete for customers. Their currency exchange is not simply pounds, dollars or euros: it’s information. What are these startups doing more successfully when it comes to using consumer information? They focus on only one small part of the financial puzzle to fulfill the need of a customer whose habits, spending, income, debt and interests they know well. In this programme, we will consider this information imperative for intermediaries who thrive on the savvy use of consumer data. This covers cryptocurrency networks, crowdfunding, peer-to-peer lending platforms, payment systems, wealth advisory services and foreign exchange payment systems. We will explore FinTech innovators’ methods, risks and rewards as they leverage data and build AI, cloud and machine learning solutions for information and financial services problems.

Faculty

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Dr. Raghavendra Rau
Sir Evelyn de Rothschild Professor of Finance
MBA (IIM Bangalore), MSc, PhD (INSEAD)

Professor Rau is the Sir Evelyn de Rothschild Professor of Finance at Cambridge Judge Business School. He is also past president of the European Finance Association and a past editor of Financial Management.

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Certificate

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Upon successful completion of the programme, participants will be awarded a digital Certificate of Completion by Cambridge Judge Business School Executive Education.

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Note: After successful completion of the online programme, your verified digital certificate will be emailed to you in the name you used when registering for the programme. All certificate images are for illustrative purposes only and may be subject to change at the discretion of Cambridge Judge Business School.

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