FinEX Asia today kicked off the inaugural FINTalks.org, a new forum with global fintech CEOs about the ongoing evolution of fintech in Asia Pacific. Similar forums will be held in Taipei (18 July) and Singapore (20 July) as part of a three-city tour.
FINTalks.org is bringing together some of the leading global fintech CEOs and industry experts from the US with business, government and academic leaders in Asia Pacific to foster an engaging dialogue about the evolution of fintech in the region. FINTalks speakers included Soul Htite, CEO of Dianrong; Renaud Laplanche, CEO of Upgrade; Ron Suber, Former President of Prosper Markerplace; Perry Rahbar, CEO of dv01; Calvin Choi, Chairman of AMTD Group; and many more. The forum is organized by FinEX Asia and co-sponsored by AMTD, Dianrong, ICBC International, KPMG, NCCU and UOB.
Maggie Ng, Founder and CEO of FinEX Asia, said, “The impressive lineup of fintech pioneers and industry leaders at FINTalks today underscored fintech’s tremendous potential in Asia Pacific. I’ve worked in consumer lending most of my career and I’ve never been more excited about the opportunity to help Asian investors to better understand and embrace fintech, and to highlight how it is the bridge to attractive investment opportunities in consumer credit.” Ms. Ng will be a feature speaker at FINTalks forums this week in Taipei and Singapore.
Calvin Choi, Chairman of AMTD Group; Chairman of AMTD Strategic Capital Group, as well as Senior Assistant President of China Minsheng Investment Group; and President of China Minsheng Investment Hong Kong, said, “AMTD recognizes the raw power and high potential of fintech and AMTD Strategic Capital Group is founded especially to focus on investment in the fintech and innovative space, with portfolio companies including Dianrong, UCAR etc. as well as being one of the founding shareholders of FinEX Asia. AMTD embraces and supports FINTalks as a wide opened platform to better educate and empower Asian investors regarding latest trends and developments in the Fintech space. As we heard time and time again today, institutional and professional investors in Asia are becoming more and more familiarized with fintech. They have started to look for and embrace fintech to strengthen their portfolios and leverage lesser-known asset classes, particularly consumer credit.”
Soul Htite, Founder and CEO of Dianrong, was a keynote speaker at FINTalks Hong Kong and he provided insights into how fintech is transforming the world of finance. “At Dianrong, we believe fintech is ushering in The New Finance, which offers every investor the same access, flexibility and tools that large institutions and professional investors enjoy,” said Mr. Htite. “The New Finance delivers financial freedom to more Chinese families and businesses of all sizes. FINTalks is an exciting opportunity to share that fintech message and encourage more institutional investors to join our journey and take advantage of marketplace-lending assets.”