The Digital Evolution of Private Markets and Their Importance for Innovation-Driven Growth Economies

Speaker : Dr. Florian M. Spiegl, Co-Founder & COO, FinFabrik

Date :   25 March 2020 (Wed)

Time :  5:30  -  6:30 p.m.

Topic : The Digital Evolution of Private Markets and Their Importance for Innovation-Driven

Private market used to be very much reserved for wealthy individuals or venture capitalists. With the advancement in financial technology, more investors can now gain access to this market. How does the technological disruption bring forth changes to the entire habitat and open opportunities for new strategies such as impact investing? How does the market benefit from these changes?

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Florian is an entrepreneur and innovator in financial services. He is the co-founder of FinFabrik, a Hong Kong-based fintech company changing how people invest in alternative assets by leveraging blockchain technology.

With his first company started as a student, Florian has seen failure and success as a founder indifferent sectors. In his corporate career at Credit Suisse and the Boston Consulting Group, he discovered the beauty of capital markets and their inner workings. Today, he operates at the intersection of these two worlds and aims to bring change to a traditional industry using applied new technologies. His curiosity centres around the fundamental drivers of change in a complex world and how to predict outcomes by applying political-economic theory.

Florian sits on the FinTech Advisory Board of the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong and is a founding member of the Hong Kong FinTech Association where he chairs the AI Committee. He is an accredited lector at the Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute and speaks regularly on topics that are re-shaping financial services. Florian holds a PhD in Political Sciences, University of Vienna.


The CUHK FinTech Seminar Series is co-organized by the Centre for Financial Engineering (CFE) and the Asia-Pacific Institute of Business (APIB). Industry practitioners are invited to campus to share their areas of expertise.  We see the advantage of bringing together the academia and industry experts, providing a platform to carry out fruitful and productive discussions, encourage the exchange of ideas and promote future collaboration opportunities.  CUHK students may also widen their exposure and receive some enlightenment in their career development.

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