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Financial Sector Policies

Virtual : Selected Issues in the Regulation of Fintech (SIFR)

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Session No.: AT 22.14V

Location: Ebene, Mauritius

Date: March 7-11, 2022 (1 week)

Primary Language: English

Interpretation Language: French Portuguese

    Target Audience

    Mid- to senior-level officials working in the regulation, supervision and oversight, cyber and financial stability departments at the central bank and financial sector supervision and in positions with similar responsibilities.

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    Qualifications

    Participants should have experience in regulation/oversight operations and/in one or more of the following areas: payments, cyber, legal, technology, monetary policy, and financial stability.

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    Course Description

    This course is presented by the IMF's Monetary and Capital Markets Department.  The course is designed to be interactive by using a combination of lectures, case studies, and panel discussions. On FinTech, the workshop will focus on global developments in the regulation of fintech, the implications of BigTech in financial services, policy implications of a technology neutral approach to regulation, the growth of Supervisory Technology (SupTech) and the need for public-private collaboration in Regulatory Technology (RegTech). On digital money, the course will focus on the public and private digital money (such as CBDC, stablecoins, and E-money), policy implications, macro-financial effects, and risks.  On cyber, the workshop will explore best mitigation practices, international best practices, three lines of defense, information sharing, incident reporting, testing and coordination. The course will include practical case studies on the regulation of financial technology and self-assessment exercises on key aspects of digital money, providing participants with the opportunity to put learnings into practice through group exercises and presentations.

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    Course Objectives

    Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to explore such challenges, providing an overview of regulation of fintech, including challenges related to digital money and cyber risk (Note: this is a revised version based on the recent discussion with FR (Mr. Parma Bains) on the course to be provided to China IMF Capacity Development Center (CICDC)).

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