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International Conference on Fintech

May 22-23, 2019

Vienna, Austria

  • The World Bank - Vienna Financial Sector Advisory Center (FinSAC) organized a two-day international conference on May 22-23, 2019 on financial technology (fintech) in Vienna, Austria.

    The objective of the conference was to convene regulators, supervisors, and central bankers across client and donor jurisdictions along with relevant counterparts in public and private sectors and academia to share their experiences and views to deepen the understanding in a few key fintech areas. The main topics covered at the conference were the following: regulatory and supervisory responses to fintech; suptech and regtech; operational risk arising from fintech; Distributed Ledger Technology; and evolution of consumer lending. The topics were distributed over the two days into eight sessions,  conducted largely in a moderated panel format. In each area, the sessions provided real-life cases and/or demonstrations of illustrative products as applicable and to discuss the trends, opportunities, and challenges for this particular audience.

    The seminar attendance was by invitation only and was targeted at Heads (or deputies) of Supervision, Financial Technologies, Risk Management and IT Payment Systems of Central Banks.

  • Event Agenda (pdf)

    Fintech overview. Emerging policy issues and challenges
    Erik Feyen | The World Bank Group
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    Rethinking regulation for digital financial services
    Santiago Fernández de Lis | BBVA
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    Zopa and P2P lending in the UK
    Christine Farnish, CBE | Zopa
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    Regulatory and Supervisory approaches to FinTech. EBA’s approach to FinTech
    Andreas Papaetis | European Banking Authority (EBA)
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    FCA Innovate
    Laura Royle | UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) Innovation Hub
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    Mexican FinTech Law and its secondary regulation
    Luis Leyva | Comisión Nacional Bancaria y de Valores (CNBV)
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    Fintech for compliance: #RegTech
    Maciej Piechocki | BearingPoint
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    Bank of Lithuania RegTech initiative
    Marius Jurgilas | Bank of Lithuania
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    Regulatory Technology. Where we stand, why we need it and which possible challenges we are facing
    Matthias Blume | Erste Group Bank AG
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    Make reporting more efficient by using innovative approaches
    Johannes Turner | National Bank of Austria (OeNB)
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    SupTech application in regulatory statistics and risk monitoring
    Jin Wang | China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission (CBIRC)
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    Data science at DNB
    Iman van Lelyveld | De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB)
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    Regtech for Regulators accelerator
    Arend Kulenkampff | BFA (R2A)
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    Addressing Operational Risk in the Fintech Environment
    Mario Guadamillas | The World Bank Group
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    Crypto-Assets and Blockchain
    Aquiles Almansi | The World Bank Group
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    Basel Committee work on crypto-assets
    Marc Farag | Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS)
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    Distributed Ledger Technology &Blockchain. Practical applications in Payment and Settlement Systems
    Harish Natarajan | The World Bank Group
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    DLT use in payment infrastructures - a central bank/oversight perspective
    Thomas Lammer | European Central Bank (ECB)
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    The landscape of Peer to peer / marketplace lending
    Kieran Garvey | Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance
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    P2P Lending and Regulation
    Christine Farnish, CBE | Zopa
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    Credit Peer-to-Peer
    Luis Leyva | La Comisión Nacional Bancaria y de Valores (CNBV)
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    Last Updated: Jun 10, 2019


  • Date: May 22-23, 2019
  • Location: Vienna, Austria
  • CONTACT: Yejin Carol Lee