Introduction to FinTech Security & Regulation
In this module, learners will examine the relationship between security and regulation as twin methodologies for managing and reducing risk in financial services. Issues explored will include "What is RegTech?", "What is InsurTech?", and how can we determine when regulation and security are enough or too much to achieve important social & business objectives.
Risk Management & Government Control
In this module, we explore some of the tools government use to regulate financial markets and discuss potential challenges for FinTech innovators in complying with these regulations. Some basic terms commonly used in finance such as AML & KYC are defined and described. We examine the role of different government agencies as well as alternative social objectives that influence the development of regulations over time.
Fraud, Crimes, & Security
In this module, we discuss the issues and challenges of preventing and detecting fraud and crime in financial markets. Topic discuss will include data theft and related security technologies, human challenges in implementing effective security, and electronic evidence & digital forensics issues. Recommendations for FinTech firms are provided to reduce risk of fraud and crime.
Global Trends and Government Initiatives in RegTech
In this module, learners will explore a variety of government initiatives related to FinTech & RegTech. Topics included open banking APIs in Europe, crypto-currency & ICO regulations, evolution of FinTech regulations in US & Europe, China regulations on FinTech, and regulatory issues in HK, Singapore & other jurisdictions.
In this module, learners will complete a final project for the course involving research on regulatory decisions in multiple countries regarding a specific area of FinTech. Building on what they have discovered, learners will prepare a short video/written pitch recommending FinTech policies to a regulator in a smaller jurisdiction dealing with FinTech challenges and opportunities.