HKBU MSc in Finance (FinTech and Financial Analytics) 2020-2021 intake

HKBU MSc in Finance (FinTech and Financial Analytics) 2020-2021 intake

HKBU School of Business was recently ranked in the top 25 business schools in APAC by Financial Times and is proud to announce that the MSc in Finance (#FinTech and #Financial Analytics) 2020-2021 intake is now open for admission.

We are pleased to serve on their industry advisory committee and help building a tighter collaboration. The program brings together experts from industry, professional associations (including IFTA and FTAHK) and multidisciplinary academics, covering all aspects of modern day FinTech including AI, cryptocurrency, cybersecurity, privacy, financial fraud, textual analysis and much more.

Official content from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAAP) will also be adopted to empower students with the most updated industry practices and regulations on data privacy.

The program (offers both full time and part-time mode) will provide internship opportunities in Hong Kong and Mainland International applicants may be eligible for the International Postgraduate Scholarships entitling recipients to receive full tuition waiver PLUS living allowance. Graduates of the Program have satisfied qualification requirement of IFTA and could be admitted to the CFT (Certified Financial Technologist) program for the exemption of Level 1 and Level 2 (Module 1-4).  

With close collaboration between IFTA and the program management team, we believe that this program would boost the FinTech development.

Application period for the Sep 2020 intake has started. Visit their webpage for details:



IFTA Award Winners Campus Tour (PolyU)

IFTA Award Winners Campus Tour (PolyU)

This first stop of the IFTA Award Winners Campus Tour was held successfully at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University today (29 October). We are delighted to have Mr. Isaac Li, VP of CASH Algo Finance Group, Mr. Curtis Chan, CEO of PolyDigi Limited and Mr. Raymond Chan, Managing Director of 9F International Holdings to be our speakers and share about their winning solutions. 

Thanks all for your support and special thanks to the Department of Computing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University for co-organizing the event. See you at the next stop! 

5G Revolution in FinTech Seminar

5G Revolution in FinTech Seminar

The 5G Revolution in FinTech Seminar was held successfully on 22 October. Thanks all for your support.

Special thanks to our guest speakers, Mr. Dennis Wong from Hutchison Telecoms, Mr. Bill Genovese from Huawei, Mr. Benson Kam from Manulife, Ms. Jess Mak from HTC and Mr. Daryl Li from PwC. Their wonderful and insightful sharing had provided us a deeper understanding about the 5GTechnology, how the development of 5G could impact on the FinTech industry and how FinTech could drive 5G from different perspectives.

Here are some highlights of the event.

IFTA Seminar: 5G Revolution in FinTech 

IFTA Seminar: 5G Revolution in FinTech

Welcome all professionals in Finance, Tech, FinTech, or you are just eager to learn about 5G development!

Join us on 22 October 2019 from 18:30-20:30 at WeWork Bonham Strand, 7/F, Eib Centre, 40-44 Bonham Street, Hong Kong! Reception starts at 18:00, and finger food and beverages will be served.

The seminar, 5G Revolution in FinTech, is organised by Institute of Financial Technologists of Asia (IFTA) and co-organised with FinTech Association of Hong Kong (FTAHK). 

We have invited industry leaders including Hutchison Telecommunications (Hong Kong) Limited, Huawei, PwC HK, Manulife HK, and HTC HK to introduce the latest applications and trends in 5G! 

Members and employees of IFTA, FTAHK, Hutchison Telecommunications (Hong Kong) Limited, and supporting organisations don’t forget to use your discount code! 

RSVP today on Eventbrite

IFTA Seminar: 5G Revolution in FinTech 

Approved Training Provider 

IFTA is delighted to announce BM Intelligence (BMI) as one of the approved training providers of CFT programme in Hong Kong region. The CFT Level I prep course will begin this month from 15-22 September 2019!

The course will cover 6 modules of CFT Programme Level I exam including:

Module 1: The Financial Services Industry 
Module 2: Debt
Module 3: Equity
Module 4: Project Management
Module 5: Business Analysis
Module 6: Software Engineering 

Checkout BMI website for more details:

BMI Intensive Financial Technology Course

August CFT Information Session

Meet with the IFTA for the next information session on 22 August 2019! Learn about your career path as a Certified Financial Technologist (CFT) or an Associate Financial Technologist (AFT)!

RSVP on Eventbrite

1) How to become a CFT?
• What are the prerequisites for professional designations as CFT and AFT
• Current exemptions for CFA, CFP and HKSI members

2) Details of CFT and Career Perspectives?
• Who are taking CFT currently?
CFT Global Statistics Overview

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IFTA Student Ambassador 2019-2020 Recruitment

Heads-up to students from CUHK, HKBU, PolyU, and OUHK interested in the FinTech industry! We are looking for students like you to join the IFTA Student Ambassador programme for 2019-2020! IFTA Student Ambassador is a voluntary position that delivers and supports the initiatives of the IFTA at the affiliated universities, including CUHK, HKBU, PolyU, and OUHK. Student ambassadors will also have opportunities to work closely with 26 IFTA affiliated enterprises and organisations in Finance, Tech, or FinTech industry.

Sign up today and send your resume to:
Ms. Nicole Kuo

Key Responsibilities
• Promote IFTA events/programmes to students including sending newsletters, assisting with booth exhibitions, etc.
• Manage and assist with student club operation with other student club affiliates
• Research and report on the developments of the FinTech industry to the Youth Professional Committee

Academic & Required Competencies
• Second or third year students from CUHK, HKBU, PolyU, or OUHK
• Major in Commerce, Engineering or related subjects
• Strong passion for FinTech
• Team player and strong interpersonal skills
• Outstanding presentation and public speaking skills

Application Timeline
• Deadline: 23 September 2019
• Information and networking session: To be announced in September

IFTA Student Ambassador 2019-2020 Recruitment