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Understanding FinTech Training Course

Demystifying the next paradigm shift in global financial services

18 - 19 October 2018

London, UK, Venue TBC

The course is designed to provide a comprehensive overview for people either working in or interested in innovating in this space creating products and access to services supported by technology. Critical thinking is encouraged whilst the latest developments are shared and discussed.

The course will also cover blockchain, digital signatures and cryptocurrencies and the underlying mechanisms.  In order to understand the workings, we breakdown the digital ledger technology into its hashes and blocks before chaining them together to the block chain. Comparing Bitcoin to other cryptocurrencies is also addressed.

After the course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the importance of FinTech in the wider industry
  • Identify areas where FinTech will revolutionise banking and finance industry
  • Spot processes that can be enabled by digitalisation
  • Identify the threats FinTech poses to the incumbent banking and financial industries
  • Appreciate the changes required in trading and sales operations
  • Spot business development opportunities
  • Explain blockchains, digital signatures and cryptocurrencies and the future of currency
  • Explain the possibility of currencies existing without the involvement of a central bank
  • Appreciate how a cryptographic hash works (SHA-256)
  • Identify the risks and limitations of Digital Ledger Technology (DLT)
  • Understand the different cryptocurrencies
  • Identify already existing threats from non-banks

Read the full agenda for the Understanding FinTech course

Dates: 23-25 April 2018 & 18-19 October 2018
Venue: Central London
Course Leader: Petros Geroulanos

View the Understanding FinTech course agenda

In-depth discussions and practical sessions involving specific transactions

You will cover:

Retail banking; Credit assessment; Payments and correspondent banking; Commercial and corporate banking; Trading and investment banking; Corporate finance and M&A; Asset and investment management; Private banking and wealth management; Research and analysis; Insurance (InsurTech); Regulation and compliance (RegTech)

With practical exercises including How FinTech Disrupts Banking and Financial Services; plus testing some of FinTech’s new technologies in a real-life scenario

petros geroulanos

Petros Geroulanos’s area of expertise lies both in Financial Instruments with emphasis on Fixed Income Products and Derivatives and in Financial Technology.

He has worked for the consulting arm of Union PLC.  Prior to this, he had postings with Swiss Bank Corporation, working on the structuring and distribution of foreign exchange, fixed income and equity derivatives.

Petros has taught over 3,000 delegates on a wide range of subjects including trading strategies and published more than 400 FX related articles in the Swiss media.  He is co-author of two books on financial markets. He is a recognised lecturer at the ACI Institute (Forex Association) and at City University Business School, also a faculty member of IFR Seminars, International Faculty of Finance, New York Institute of Finance and The Securities Institute. He is a FinTech specialist, with his training and advice being sought after by companies globally.

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