Singapore University of Social Sciences
Seminars and Info-Sharing Sessions

The Rise of FinTech and Blockchain in China

September 05, 2017

5 Sep 2017 | 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm | SUSS LT B.2.17

According to a McKinsey report, the four key drivers of FinTech in China are: an open and conducive regulatory environment, a highly developed e-commerce sector (accounting for 47% of global e-commerce sales), enormous demand for inclusive finance, and the ability to afford aggressive investments in innovative digital attempts. Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent (shorthand “BAT”) are investing heavily in technologies such as blockchain and artificial intelligence to support the FinTech development. The Chinese government initiative, the Social Credit System (SCS), expected to be operational by 2020, will assign a credit score to every citizen and business in China based on their financial and social behaviour. All these will open up vast potential in China’s FinTech market.

In this meetup, Prof. Zhao Xiaoju will deliver a keynote speech on “Blockchain and ICO – The Challenges, Risk Regulation and Future Solutions”. This will be followed by a keynote speech from Dr. Pei Sai Fan on “Regulating Innovation of FinTech” and then a panel discussion on “The Rise of FinTech and Blockchain in China”, where panel members will discuss the current FinTech trend in China. This event is organised by School of Business, SUSS and co-organised by Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry.

Programme Details

1600 Registration
1630 Keynote Speech on “Blockchain and ICO – The Challenges, Risk Regulation and Future Solutions”
Professor Zhao Xiaoju
1700 Keynote Speech on “Regulating Innovation of FinTech”
Dr Pei Sai Fan
1710 Panel Discussion on “The Rise of FinTech and Blockchain in China”
Professor Deng Xin (SUFE)
– Professor Li Hong (SUFE)
– Dr Min Min (Financial and Scientific Laboratory Center, SUFE)
– Dr Pei Sai Fan (RHT Corporate Advisory)
– Professor Zhao Xiaoju (SIIFC, SUFE)
– Chair: Professor David Lee Kuo Chuen (SUSS)
1800 Coffee and Networking Session

Panel Members

ZHAO Xiaoju
Executive Dean of Shanghai Institute of International Finance Centre, SUFE

Prof. Zhao Xiaoju is currently the Executive Dean of SIIFC and a doctoral supervisor in School of Finance, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics (SUFE). Prof. Zhao serves as a Decision-Making Consultant of Shanghai Municipal People’s Government, Vice Chairman of Shanghai Pudong International Finance Institute, Executive Director of Cross-Border Financial Services Specialized Committee of China Society for Banking and Finance, Vice Director of Key Laboratory of Shanghai Financial Information Technology, Vice Director of Credit Research Center of SUFE, Director of China Society for Banking and Finance, Academic Member of China Market Credit Management Association, Expertise Member of Qualification Committee for Shanghai Senior Economic and Technology Professionals, Member of China Pilot Free Trade Zone Split Accounting Risk Assessment Committee and Expert Leader of the First Free Trade Zone Split Accounting Risk Assessment Expert Panel.

Her major research interests include banking risk management, financial regulation, the construction of International Finance Centre, banking strategy, banking competitiveness and efficiency, green financing, financial sustainable development and internet finance, etc., and she has hosted and completed series of provincial and ministerial level projects and horizontal projects.

LI Hong
Professor, SUFE

Prof. Li Hong is a Professor and post-graduate student supervisor in Finance at SUFE. He is also Academic Member of China Market Credit Management Association, Vice Director of Credit Research Center of SUFE, Research Fellow of Center for Small Enterprise Financing Studies (SUFE), Member of Shanghai Society of Finance and Shanghai Pujiang Talent. He has published 12 papers on SCI, SSCI, and CSSCI journals. His research interests are on Banking Economy, Credit Analysis, Risk Management and Financial Regulation and he serves as ad hoc referee in Journal of Management Sciences in China, Studies of International Finance, Finance and Economic Research, Economic Perspectives.

DENG Xin
Associate Professor, SUFE

Deng Xin is an Associate Professor and the Head of Corporate Finance Department in the School of Finance at SUFE. She obtained her Ph.D. in Finance from Nanyang Technological University. Her work has been published at the Journal of Financial Economics and Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis. She also holds the CFA charter.

MIN Min
Deputy Director of Financial and Scientific Laboratory Center, SUFE

Min Min, born in January 15, 1988, native of Jiangsu Yixing. He holds bachelor and doctorate degrees of Finance in SUFE, Master of Software Engineering in Fudan University. He is the Deputy Director of Financial and Scientific Laboratory Center of SUFE. His research interests include international finance, quantitative investment, Fin-Tech and internet finance.

PEI Sai Fan
Senior Consultant of RHT Corporate Advisory

Dr Pei joined SMU in April 2014 as the Associate Professor of Quantitative Finance (Practice) at Lee Kong Chian School of Business. Dr Pei is also the Adjunct or Visiting Professor at NUS, NTU, Renmin University of China and Hong Kong Financial Services Institute. Dr Pei teaches regularly at many short-term executive programs for senior public sector officials, bankers and business executives, in Singapore and abroad organised by universities, Beijing National Accounting Institute, and other training providers. Dr Pei also mentors the visiting fellows from overseas sponsored by Lien Foundation at NTU, including China’s senior central bankers from PBoC and senior regulatory officials (deputy director and above) from CBRC, CSRC and CIRC. His current research interests include central banking and monetary policy, financial stability, financial development, financial supervision and regulation, financial markets and products, commercial and investment banking, corporate governance, corporate finance, financial product innovation, risk management (market, credit, operational, liquidity and other risks) etc.

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