Singapore Fintech Festival
Step into the future of finance as MONEY FM 89.3 takes a deep dive into some of the most pertinent topics with the biggest thought leaders and experts at the Singapore Fintech Festival 2023. With the industry poised for another major transformation, thanks to recent advances in artificial intelligence - we examine what's in store in the new era of financial innovation.
22 Nov, 2023
[SFF Special] Under the Radar: Saxo’s APAC CEO sheds light on how AI is influencing investment firms, role of wealth advisors in the age of Generative AI
For this session, we’re going to talk about how artificial intelligence is influencing the way investment firms shape their business decisions. Founded in 1992, our guest Saxo is an international investment firm for investors and traders under the supervision of the Danish FSA, with a reach of over 2,500 professionals around the world including in key financial hubs such as Singapore. Touted as one of the earliest fintech in the world, the firm’s platforms provide users access to global capital markets across asset classes, while its open banking technology powers over 200 financial institutions to enhance their investment experience. With the AI fever pushing US equities to new extremes this year, what will this mean for Saxo in terms of the range of investment options it provides to users, and the companies it brings on board its platform? For one thing, the firm partnered with Jaaims Technologies in 2020 to facilitate investors to automate the management of their portfolios. But what are the reasons behind the move? What role will wealth advisors play in the age of Generative AI then? In this Singapore Fintech Festival edition of Under the Radar, The Evening Runway’s finance presenter Chua Tian Tian posed these questions to Adam Reynolds, APAC CEO, Saxo.
21 Nov, 2023
[SFF Special] Under the Radar: Visa on partnerships to ensure seamless payments, relationship with fintech players and its 30-years of experience in using AI solutions
For this session, we talk to a company whose ticker symbol only has one letter. Bingo if you’ve guessed Visa. On that note, did you know that Visa was actually founded by the Bank of America when it launched its first consumer credit card programme in the US? Well, a lot has happened since, with the firm expanding internationally in 1974 and the introduction of the debit card in 1975. Fast forward to the present, Visa is a trusted network and a world leader in digital payments, facilitating transactions between consumers, merchants, financial institutions and government entities across over 200 countries and territories. Just to give you some numbers, the company issued some 4.2 billion Visa cards as of March 2023, and oversaw 269 billion payments transactions for the 12 months ended June 2023. The firm is also seeing a number of developments of late, working with Swift to streamline cross border B2B transactions. But what is the rationale behind the move? Meanwhile, the firm also launched its advisory service to help them better tap Generative AI and improve their payment experience. Question is – how far can Generative AI drive Visa’s business in its next bound of growth? In this Singapore Fintech Festival edition of Under the Radar, The Evening Runway’s finance presenter Chua Tian Tian posed these questions to Adeline Kim, Country Manager for Singapore & Brunei, Visa.
20 Nov, 2023
[SFF Special] Under the Radar: Temus on support to help the financial industry digitalise and tap the AI trend
Supporting financial institutions in their efforts to leverage technology and transform digitally. That’s what we are going to talk about in this session with my guest from Temus. Established by Temasek in partnership with UST, Temus provides digital transformation solutions for the private and public sectors, and aspires to be a strategic partner in realising the Singapore Government’s Smart Nation vision. The Singapore headquartered firm has over 200 employees across a wide range of disciplines in strategy, design, architecture, technology, data and AI. In the field of finance specifically, Temus recently announced a transformative partnership with award-winning fintech firm Nexus FrontierTech. The collaboration aims to revolutionise the landscape of investing with the introduction of an AI-augmented portfolio management solution tailored for asset managers seeking unparalleled efficiency and performance. But what is the rationale behind this move and how far will this benefit FIs in Singapore? Meanwhile, the firm had in April signed a partnership with AI Singapore to catalyse digital transformation, promote AI adoption, and develop new AI technologies, solutions, and applications for firms based in Singapore. What will this mean for firms within the financial industry here? In this Singapore Fintech Festival edition of Under the Radar, The Evening Runway’s finance presenter Chua Tian Tian posed these questions to Marcus Loh, Director, Temus.
17 Nov, 2023
[SFF Special] Under the Radar: HSBC Global Commercial Banking’s CCO announces its partnership with Antler, months after acquisition of SVB UK
It has been close to four months since our earlier interview with the CEO of HSBC Singapore Kee Joo Wong. At the time, we talked about HSBC’s new Innovation Banking Unit carved out from the UK subsidiary of SVB, and whether HSBC would move into catering services for players in the VC and startup landscape. Kee Joo told me to keep a lookout for an interesting development out of the unit that will be announced at the Singapore Fintech Festival. The secret is now out, as HSBC Singapore announces a partnership with early-stage VC firm Antler to facilitate the growth of Southeast Asian innovation companies and entrepreneurs based in Singapore. This collaboration aims to provide startups and founders that are a part of Antler’s network access to financial expertise and banking solutions such as preferred business banking accounts, venture debt and working capital facilities designed to support their needs and enable their growth and future expansion. But what is the rationale behind working with Antler? How will HSBC assess their risk profiles and ability to repay? In this Singapore Fintech Festival edition of Under the Radar, The Evening Runway’s finance presenter Chua Tian Tian posed these questions to Jo Miyake, Chief Commercial Officer, Global Commercial Banking, HSBC.
17 Nov, 2023
Broadridge, one of the global fintech leaders, recently launched BondGPT which helps users simplify workflow and boost efficiency in the portfolio construction processes. What are the functionalities and goals of BondGPT? Is generative AI reshaping the finance industry? On Money in the Market, Hongbin Jeong speaks to Joseph Lo, Head of Enterprise Platforms at Broadridge, about BondGPT and how generative AI helps improve financial trading.
17 Nov, 2023
The rise of AI in the payment industry offers various advantages in the payment industry. How has AI contributed to the payment industry's development? But other than artificial intelligence, what other trends are there in the payment industry? On What's Trending, Hongbin Jeong speaks to Judith Loh, Head of Strategic Sales at Worldpay, about the transformative trends in the payment industry.
16 Nov, 2023
Guess what, the increasing convergence of AI advances mean that in the near future, that “what to watch next” suggestion on your Netflix could soon be possible when it comes to financial services! What will such advances mean for seed-stage startups and what do investors watch out for when deciding which startup to fund? On this special Singapore Fintech Festival edition of Morning Shot, Sheel Mohnot, Co-Founder and General Partner, Better Tomorrow Ventures shares more. Presented by: Ryan Huang Produced and edited by: Yeo Kai Ting (email@example.com)
16 Nov, 2023
[SFF Special] Under the Radar: Poland as a leading market for fintech firms, fostering collaborations with Singapore to grow the fintech pie
Did you know that Poland is becoming an increasingly attractive and leading market for activities in financial innovation due to its well-developed infrastructure, quality business environment and outstanding talent? In fact, the country boasts half a million IT professionals, the most in the Central East European region. Not only that, Poland also consistently ranks among the top three countries with the best programmers in the world. It is home to one the biggest game studios in Europe, CD Projekt - known for the Witcher series and the futuristic Cyberpunk 2077. And you know those little chat windows on websites? Poland's LiveChat is one of the companies making that magic happen. Given these assets, the country is well positioned to tap the boom in the fintech sector and has also seen global fintech eager to enter the market. For one thing, the fintech sector grew by 32% from 2020 and by as much as 79% compared to 2018. The market is also maturing with the debut of VC funds and the opening of R&D and business service centres by international financial instructions. More Polish fintechs are also taking the chance to think internationally and put themselves on the global map. But what are some success stories of Polish startups? And how can Poland and Singapore firms further collaborations to grow the fintech pie? For more, I speak with The Polish Investment and Trade Agency, or PAIH. The agency supports Polish fintechs and attracts foreign investment to the country, and is the first point of contact for investors and a partner for entrepreneurs. In this Singapore Fintech Festival edition of Under the Radar, The Evening Runway’s finance presenter Chua Tian Tian posed these questions to Lukasz Grabowski, Director at Polish Agency for Trade & Investment and Magdalena Smolak, Head of PAIH Trade Office in Singapore.
16 Nov, 2023
16 Nov, 2023
AI has made its way into the blockchain industry wherein businesses are integrating it into its operations. How does AI fit into the world of cryptocurrency? Can we expect more adoption of AI into the crypto world? On Money in the Market, Hongbin Jeong speaks to Carney Mak, Head of Investment - FinTech at FXHB Asset Management, to find out more
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