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Accounting & Finance FinTech and Financial Intelligence

Executive Certificate in FinTech

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Start Date
11 Jan 2025 (Sat)
Next intake(s)
Jan 2025
4 months
English, supplemented with Cantonese
Deadline on 24 Aug 2024 (Sat)
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This programme aims to equip students with latest knowledge in innovation and applications of Internet Finance and Financial Technology (FinTech). It also focuses on the overall context in FinTech including regulatory framework, regulatory technology (RegTech), evolving digital technology and mobile commerce in finance.

ECF on Fintech - Modular Exemption
Executive Certificate in FinTech holders are eligible to apply for exemption on Module 1 – Technology Essentials (Core Level) of the Enhanced Competency Framework (ECF) - FinTech qualification.
The ECF-Fintech is a collaborative effort of the HKMA, the Hong Kong Institute of Bankers (HKIB) and the banking sector in establishing a set of common and transparent competency standards for developing a strong Fintech talent pipeline and enhancing the professional competence of existing banking practitioners who are performing functions that involve technological innovation for financial services in Hong Kong’s banking industry. This framework will facilitate banking practitioners to acquire relevant Fintech knowledge and develop professional competencies in the Fintech area more effectively. Please refer to the HKMA Circular on Enhanced Competency Framework on Fintech for details.




Ms. Frankie Tam, International Technology Lawyer​

Frankie is an international technology lawyer qualified in Hong Kong, New York State, and England and Wales. She has worked in major financial cities including London, Shanghai and Hong Kong in advising on technology legal matters. Frankie recently worked on a significant regulatory technology outsourcing transaction, and advised an international technology client on a high-profile data privacy matter – a project that was awarded Deal of the Year by China Business Law Journal.  She obtained her Master of Laws (Corporate) (Distinction) from University College London on the prestigious British Chevening Scholarship, and her business administration and law degrees in Hong Kong. She is a co-founder and Vice-President of the Hong Kong Internet Finance Association and the President of British Chevening Scholars (HK) Association. Frankie is a member of the Hong Kong Government's Buildings Energy Efficiency Disciplinary Board Panel. 



Raymond Chan

Mr. Raymond Chan, CEO & Director of an online securities brokerage firm

Raymond Chan is now CEO & Director of an online securities brokerage firm, under a NASDAQ-listed Chinese fintech group. He was first appointed as Managing Director of the fintech group in October 2018 and is responsible for applying financial and virtual bank licenses in Hong Kong, Singapore, Lithuania and China. He is also responsible for “Tech Enabling” businesses in Hong Kong and Southeast Asia markets. In October 2019, Raymond was also appointed the General Manager of a payment fintech under the same group and  responsible for applying Electronic Money Institution (EMI) licence and related business and operations in EU Area. In 2020, Raymond was selected “Leader of the Year” by IFTA.

Raymond is well-known as the founder of the first virtual banking, inMotion of CITIC Bank International, launched in Hong Kong before any virtual bank licenses was issued. In 2017, he led the Bank to successfully obtain HKMA’s approval of eKYC and changes of related laws to make it possible.  His contributions enable the first ever remote account opening in Hong Kong to accomplish without branch visits, wet signatures and address proofs.

Raymond has been working in the banking industry for more than 25 years and holding management positions in major banks. Before joining 9F, he was General Manager of China CITIC Bank International and Head of Marketing of ICBC (Asia). His career covers all areas in banking including head of e-Business, Marketing, Branch Network, Call Centre, Sales & Distribution, operations and technical services from HSBC, Standard Chartered, ICBC to CITIC.

Raymond received MBA from Chinese University of Hong Kong and BSc (Engineering) from University of Hong Kong. In 2019 and 2020, he studied China Studies Programmes in Tsinghua University and completed with Certificate of Honour. He is a Fellow Member of HKRFP and Full Member of HKIB, HKCS, HKIoD and HKMA and has professional designations include HKRFP, PMgr, CFT (Certified Financial Technologist), CFT® (Certificate in Finance and Technology), CFT (China Banking Association), Shenzhen-Hong Kong-Macau Fintech Professional and Chartered Global Fintech.



Calvin Cheng

Calvin Cheng, Founder & CEO of Wizpresso

Calvin is the founder and CEO of Wizpresso, a Hong Kong-based technology company specializing in capital markets AI and software. Wizpresso offers research, reporting, and due diligence solutions for capital markets underpinned by cutting-edge deep learning and NLP technologies. Wizpresso is the HKICT Grand FinTech Awards winner and has also won numerous accolades in recent years, including the Champion of Maker in China 2022, EPIC 2021 – Fintech champion, IFTA’s Fintech Award 2021, and etnet’s Fintech Award 2020. Wizpresso is an alumnus of the Cyberport Incubation Programme, Hong Kong Science and Technology Park’s BSFI Accelerator Programme, and Hong Kong Trade and Development Council’s Startup Express.

Calvin has 10+ years of experience in business development, strategy, and product. He previously worked in Global Banking at HSBC, covering client strategy and business development for institutional clients across Asia-Pacific. Calvin is the 1st Laureate of the BOCHK Science & Technology Innovation Prize. Calvin is also a visiting Lecturer in Fintech at HKU SPACE and an MBA mentor at The University of Hong Kong. As a Hongkonger with strong Canadian ties, he has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement by the Consul General of Canada in Hong Kong and Macao to recognize his achievements in Hong Kong. Calvin holds an Honors Business Administration (HBA) degree with distinction from Ivey Business School. Calvin is a CFA charter holder.


Guest Speakers 

Kitty Ng

Ms Kitty Ng, Corporate Lawyer​

Kitty Ng is a corporate lawyer specializing in cross-border corporate transactions. She regularly advises technology companies on venture capital financing and general corporate and commercial matters. She has advised Japanese telecom institutions with respect to their venture capital investments into U.S. startups / early-stage technology companies. Kitty obtained a Master of Laws degree from University of Cambridge under the British Chevening Scholarships and a Bachelor of Laws degree in Hong Kong.

Edmond Lau, Managing Director of Lingfeng Capital

Edmond Lau has 20 years of profound experience in investment, financing and business development, and is currently the Managing Director of Lingfeng Capital focusing on Fintech investment. He was the Head of Innovative Incubation Centre and the Head of Merger & Integration in SF-Express responsible for the establishment, due diligence and management of incumbents and investees. Prior to that, he served as the Head of Investment in FIH Mobile and the Investment Director in CLSA Capital Partners responsible for investment areas like eCommerce, mobile technologies and water resources. Edmond was previously a Vice President in Citigroup and a senior consultant in Accenture providing financing solutions and strategic advices to telecom, media and technology corporations.

Edmond holds an MBA (distinction) from London Business School, a Bachelor of Information Engineering (first class) from Chinese University of Hong Kong, and a Bachelor of Laws from China University of Political Science and Law. He is the founding board member of CFA Shenzhen Association, Co-President of Hong Kong Internet Finance Association, and a former board member of Hong Kong Society of Financial Analysts. Edmond is a CFA and a FRM.



Dr. Jacky Ting, Vice Chairman of The Association of Cloud and Mobile Computing Professionals (ACMCP)

Over the years, Dr Ting has been enthusiastic about conducting research in information management, information science, knowledge engineering, digital transformation, and medical informatics. He had worked for several sizeable corporate with senior position, including the Head of Innovation and Digital Transformation at Milton Exhibits Group, (a leading innovative event marketing services providers around the global), Head of Digital Business and Digital Services Lead of Greater China Region at Cognizant Technology Solutions (HK) Limited (a leading American multinational corporation that provides digital, technology, consulting, and operations services, which is listed in the NASDAQ-100 and the S&P 500 indices: it ranked 195 at Fortune 500), and of AVP/ Practice Leader in Digital Solutions at PCCW Solutions Limited (the largest telecommunications company in Hong Kong that is listed on Hong Kong Stock Exchange SEHK: 0008).

In 2011, he was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy degree with the research topic “Medical Informatics via Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Data Mining” from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU). Since March 2013, he has been appointed as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, PolyU, responsible for advising the department in areas of digital services, engineering management, logistics engineering and project management. In 2017, he was awarded as ISE Distinguished Alumni and an Associate Fellow at The Professional Validation Centre of Hong Kong Business Sector (PVCBS). His biographical profile has also been selected for inclusion in the IoT Heroes (of GS1 Hong Kong) and Marquis Who's Who in the World® 2015; whereas in 2012, he was honoured with the award of an Outstanding Youth ICT Achiever in the Outstanding ICT Achiever Awards 2012. In collaboration with several scholars at Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE), PolyU, his ICT works and research outcomes have been presented at 12 international conferences and published in more than 30 international refereed journals, such as Enterprise Information Systems, Knowledge-based Systems, Expert Systems with Applications, Computers in Industry. In addition to his solid academic records, Dr Ting has also won a number of awards in different local and international technology innovation competitions when he was an undergraduate student and PhD candidate at ISE Department of PolyU. Examples of these outstanding awards include: Champion of the Innovative Ideas Presentation Division of Design for Elderly Competition 2012, Champion of Microsoft Imagine Cup 2007, and Runner-up (Towngas Award) of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers - Safety Specialist Committee (HKIE-SSC) Student Project Competition 2011. He was also a recipient of the Gold Award of the Most Innovative EPC / RFID Application of Hong Kong RFID Awards 2010 U-21 Award, and was invited to introduce his system at the Hong Kong Smart City + Awards Presentation held in Shanghai Expo 2010.



Dr. Kelvin Wan, PMI Authorized Training Partner (PMI-ATP) and Approved Master Trainer

EMBA Adjunct Professor, Top 50 Universities (QS Ranking 2021)

Distinguished Trainer HK

Former Global Master Trainer and Executive Coach, HSBC

Kelvin is an experienced project professional. He has been the Head of PMO in HSBC to rollout a multi-million USD learning project to 78 countries. In his current role, his main responsibilities are overseeing the project professionals upskilling, talent management, capability assessment and curriculum development for working executives.


Ms Irene Lee

Ms. Irene Lee

Irene brings a wealth of expertise and leads in various areas such as regulatory technology, wealth management, product compliance, family office compliance & regulatory change governance. She is a talented and seasoned executive with over 14 years of extensive compliance experience in financial sectors including global private bank, commercial bank and insurance company. Ms Lee has spearheaded compliance efforts in the bank’s digitalization and regtech initiatives. Ms Lee’s primary interests lie in the application of regtech solutions in the Greater Bay Area to build the ecosystem for the digital transformation.

Irene is currently the board member of Fintech Association of Hong Kong, head up the GBA and also the board sponsor of both Regtech Committee and Greentech & ESG Committee.


Dr. Kenny Siu

Dr. Kenny Siu, Senior Advisor of Allied Environmental Consultants Limited

Dr Kenny Siu is the senior advisor of Allied Environmental Consultants Limited. He is one of the ESG pioneers in Hong Kong. Dr Siu obtained a professional diploma in building surveying from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, a master’s degree in business administration from the University of South Australia, and a doctorate degree in economics from Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Housing Managers and a professional member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Programme Details

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Hong Kong Fintech Industry Association (HKFIA) is a non-profit organisation established in Hong Kong. HKFIA leads some of the most ambitious efforts in Hong Kong to promote and advance the education of Fintech and of the use of technology for benefit of the public. We facilitate communication between Fintech practitioners and governmental bodies and promote international exchange of idea around Fintech development.


Syllabus for each module

Module 1 – Principles and Technologies of FinTech

  • Technological innovations in financial services
  • Mobile commerce in finance
  • Ecosystem in FinTech and RegTech
  • Core technologies fundamentals
  • Mobile payments
  • Cybersecurity
  • Distributed-ledger technology
  • Blockchain-based systems
  • Crypto-currencies
  • Data protection


Module 2 – Emerging FinTech Models

  • Traditional financial services business models
  • Creative disruption
  • Alternative forms of finance
  • Internet and mobile banking
  • Disintermediation
  • Peer-to-peer lending marketplaces
  • Crowdfunding platforms
  • Robo-adviser in wealth management
  • Global trends of Internet finance
  • Challenge for FinTech and RegTech companies


Module 3 – Global Financial Regulation and FinTech

  • Overview of regulation of global financial industry
  • Governance Body and public organization
  • Landscape of Hong Kong financial regulations
  • The role of regulation and globalization in international banking
  • Comparative banking and financial regulation
  • Principles and practice of global financial regulation
  • Regulation fit for the digital revolution
  • Regulatory issues in FinTech and RegTech
  • Regulatory challenges in FinTech and RegTech
  • Talent acquisition

Assessment Criteria

Each module will be assessed by one individual written assignment. All assessments will be in English.

Attendance Requirement

Students are required to achieve at least 70% in attendance for each module to complete the whole programme.


WAM Pilot Programme

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This course has already been approved as an eligible course of the Financial Incentive Scheme for Professional Training (“the Scheme”) under the Pilot Programme to Enhance Talent Training for the Asset and Wealth Management Sector (“the Pilot Programme”).  The Scheme aims to enhance the competency and professionalism of in-service practitioners within the asset and wealth management sector and to assist other practitioners within the financial services industry in acquiring the knowledge and skills required for entering the sector.  Eligible applicants will be subsidised 80% of the course fees by the HKSAR Government upon satisfactory completion of the courses approved by HKU SPACE, subject to a ceiling of HK$15,000.   Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute is appointed as the implementation agent of the Pilot Programme.  Regarding the details of eligible criteria and application procedures, please refer to the dedicated web-site of the Pilot Programme ( ). 

  • Participants who meet the eligibility criteria, attendance requirement and completion of the ECFT programme can apply for reimbursement under the Scheme.
    • Eligibility:   Please refer the details at the WAM Pilot Programme website.
    • Attendance Requirement: 
      • The minimum class attendance requirement is 70%.
      • Attend the whole programme session.
      • Participants will not be given attendance record if they are late and/ or absent from the programme session for more than 30 minutes.
      • Attendance for the entire programme is signified by the sign-in and sign-out records on the attendance form.
    • Satisfactory completion of the ECFT programme: Eligible participants who wish to apply for reimbursement under the Scheme must follow the conditions govern the award of the programme to meet the requirements under the Scheme.
      • A student must be registered on this programme.
      • A student must have paid all due fees and amounts to HKU SPACE.
      • A student must have been examined in all the prescribed course work.
      • A student must have achieved Pass grades.
      • Students should meet a minimum of 70% attendance.
      • A student must have complied with the Regulations and its amendments made from time to time.
  • Application to reimburse the course fee, together with the required documents, must be submitted within four months from the programme completion date.   For ECFT programme, eligible participants can apply for course reimbursement upon satisfactory completion of the programme.     A Letter of Completion will be issued to the eligible participants as a proof of completion of the ECFT course.    The Letter of Completion will be sent to eligible participants by post upon completion of the ECFT programme.   
  • For further information, please refer to the WAM Pilot Programme website.



Tentative Schedule ( Jan 2025 Intake)

Venue: Causeway Bay (Location will be notified by email once enrollment is confirmed)

Module 1 – Principles and Technologies of FinTech  

Lecture 1  11 Jan 2025 (Sat)  09:30am - 1:00pm
2:00pm - 6:00pm
Lecture 2  18 Jan 2025 (Sat)  09:30am - 1:00pm
2:00pm - 6:00pm

Module 2 – Emerging FinTech Models   

Lecture 1

TBC (Sat)

09:30am - 1:00pm

2:00pm - 6:00pm

Lecture 2

TBC (Sat)

09:30am - 1:00pm

2:00pm - 6:00pm

Module 3 – Global Financial Regulation and FinTech 

Lecture 1  TBC (Sat) 09:30am - 1:00pm
2:00pm - 6:00pm
Lecture 2  TBC (Sat) 09:30am - 1:00pm
2:00pm - 6:00pm
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Days / Time
  • Saturday, 9:30am - 1:00pm; 2:00pm - 6:00pm
  • 15 hours per module
  • 2 meeting(s)


Application Fee

HK$150 (Non-refundable)

Course Fee
  • HK$2900 per module
  • HK$8700 per programme

Entry Requirements

Applicants shall:

  • hold a bachelor’s degree awarded by a recognized institution or equivalent; or
  • hold an Associate Degree / a Higher Diploma awarded by a recognized institution or equivalent and have 2 years work experience.

Applicants with other qualifications will be considered on individual merits.


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Enrolment Method
  1. Complete the application form.
  2. Submit the application form with the following documents:

(a) CERTIFIED TRUE COPIES of all relevant academic and/or professional qualifications (please also bring along the originals of these documents for certification at HKU SPACE enrollment center);

(b) CERTIFIED TRUE COPIES of HKID card / passport and visa (if applicable);

(c) a non-refundable application fee of HK$150 by crossed cheque made payable to “HKU SPACE”

The complete set of application forms with all relevant supporting documents may be submitted in person to any HKU SPACE enrollment centers.

Applicants may also pay the course / application fee by VISA or Master Card including "HKUSPACE Master Card" at any HKUSPACE enrolment Centre.

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Payment Method


  1. Fees paid are not refundable except under very exceptional circumstances, subject to the School's discretion.
  2. In addition to the published fees, there may be additional costs associated with individual programmes. Please refer to the relevant course brochures or direct any enquiries of the relevant subject area for details.
  3. Fees and places on courses cannot be transferred from one applicant to another. Once accepted onto a course, the student may not change to another course without approval from HKU SPACE. A processing fee of $120 will be levied on approved transfers.
  4. Receipts will be issued for fees paid but HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of receipt sent by mail.
  5. For additional copies of receipts, please send a stamped, self-addressed envelope with a completed form and a crossed cheque for $30 per copy made payable to "HKU SPACE". Such copies will normally only be issued at the end of a course.
  6. Classes are expected to be held at HKU SPACE learning centers. The health and safety of our students is our top priority. If the situation in Hong Kong requires, HKU SPACE reserves the right to move some classes to other locations, including online teaching platforms.
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