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Fintech Market Development and Policy Implications (FINTECH)

Financial Sector Policies

This course, presented by the Institute for Capacity Development, is designed to give participants a foundation in understanding new financial technologies (fintech) and the associated policy implications. After an overview of the fintech landscape, the course will focus on several areas that are rapidly developing in recent years: fintech payments, fintech funding, crypto assets and decentralized finance. It will discuss risks arising from fintech developments in these areas and explore possible policy responses.  In addition to lectures, the course makes use of extensive case studies and group work to ensure that participants could gain practical experience that is useful for their jobs. 

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    Target Audience

    Mid-level to senior officials from the central bank and other government agencies dealing with regulation of the financial sector. Preference is given to applicants working on issues directly related to financial development and inclusion, as well as supervision and regulation of new financial technologies.

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    Qualifications

    Participants are expected to have an advanced degree in economics or finance or equivalent work experience. It is strongly recommended that applicants first complete the Financial Sector Policies (FSP) course.

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    Course Objectives

    Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to: 

    • Define and understand fundamental Fintech concepts. 
    • Explain the economic rationale for various Fintech tools and their implications for financial service industry. 
    • Identify key risks and regulatory concerns over financial stability, financial integrity, security, consumer protection, and other aspects. 
    • Recognize international regulatory responses to Fintech developments. 
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    Upcoming Offering

    Start date End date Location Delivery Method Session No. Primary & (Interpretation) language Apply
    October 14, 2024 October 18, 2024 Ebene, Mauritius In-person Training AT 24.24 English (French) Apply online by August 16, 2024
    October 28, 2024 November 8, 2024 Singapore, Singapore In-person Training ST 24.16 English Deadline passed
    November 4, 2024 November 8, 2024 Vienna, Austria In-person Training JV 24.34 English Apply online by August 4, 2024
    December 8, 2024 December 12, 2024 Kuwait City, Kuwait In-person Training CE 24.32 English Apply online by September 26, 2024
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