MIB Workshop:Why is Israel so good at fintech?

Topic: Why is Israel so good at fintech?                飞信截图20160412101646.jpg

Time: 13:30-14:30pm, Friday Apr. 22nd, 2016                                                                  

Venue: Room A511, Pao Sui Loong Library, Xuhui Campus

Lecturer: Peter Szilagyi


Fintech is changing the world of finance. The global fintech market now stands at USD500 billion a year, and is estimated to threaten 10-40% of revenues and 20-40% of profits in retail banking by 2025. Israel is the main fintech power next to the US and the UK, with 14 R&D centers, 430 startups including global leaders in all market segments, and Tel Aviv emerging as a key global financial center is just a few years. Why is this small country of eight million people so strong in this exponentially growing industry?


Guest speaker (Bio)

Peter Szilagyi is Associate Professor of Finance and Director of the MSc in Finance at CEU Business School. Prior to joining CEU in 2014, he served seven years at Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, where he maintains a fellowship. He had previously obtained a PhD from Tilburg University and held a research fellowship at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. He has been an external fixed-income consultant to the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank, and before entering academia worked for the BBC World Service.

Peter’s research interests include corporate finance, corporate governance, international finance, and law and economics. He is Editor of the Journal of Multinational Financial Management, and Subject Editor of Emerging Markets Review and the Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions & Money. He holds one of the first research grants awarded by the SWIFT Institute.