Fintech & Regulatory Innovation

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 to Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Rapid advancements in financial technology, or fintech, are opening the door to greater financial inclusion and sustainable development in Asia and the Pacific. However, the growing knowledge gap between innovators and regulators regarding fintech and business models that apply it threatens to undermine the benefits while giving rise to new challenges.

If inadequately addressed, associated risks such as fraud, data privacy breaches, and other cyber vulnerabilities could increasingly harm consumers and stability. Regulatory deficiencies could also hinder competitiveness and growth within the fintech sector. Yet, for many policy makers, particularly in the region’s developing economies, keeping pace with fintech innovation is extremely difficult given their frequent lack of specialized knowledge and skills.

Against this backdrop, ADBI, Cambridge University’s Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, and the Cambridge Judge Business School Executive Education Limited are offering an intensive 8-week Online Course on Fintech & Regulatory Innovation. The course will examine the latest advancements in fintech, its financial inclusion implications, and strategies and tools for mitigating associated risks.

Admission to the course is selective and open to qualified policy makers from Asian Development Bank developing member countries. Selected applicants will be awarded ADBI scholarships.


  • Strengthen fintech innovation and regulatory knowledge among policy makers from developing economies from across Asia and the Pacific

  • Build the capacity of policy makers to address evolving regulatory needs within the fintech sector


  • Improved policy maker knowledge of fintech and regulatory innovation

  • Greater recognition of fintech regulation capacity and development needs

  • Enhanced networking, collaboration, and cooperation among fintech experts

Organizer Asian Development Bank, Cambridge University
Related Region / Country Asia /
Related Resources Course detail  -  English (en)

Keywords Financial Inclusion, FinTech, Financial Regulations

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