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The Swiss Finance + Technology Association is a proud partner of the FinTech Association of Hong Kong

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The Swiss Finance + Technology Association has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Fintech Association of Hong Kong (FTAHK). This further strengthens the collaboration between Asia and Europe. In practice this means that the two organisations will join each others’ events and they will exchange knowledge about the market and regulation. New opportunities for start-ups and investors of both countries will be created.

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SFTA meets ADGM

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On September 26 we had a great event in the Nietturm Bar with senior representatives from Abu Dhabi Global Market. Steve Barnett and Thomas Hirschi presented their organisation and explained the FinTech Regulatory Laboratory (RegLab). The audience was very interested in the FinTech ecosystem in Abu Dhabi and there were many questions in the end.

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SFTA found a strong partner in Singapore (SFA)

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The Swiss Finance + Technology Association (SFTA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Singapore FinTech Association (SFA). This means that the two organizations will work closer together in the future to improve financial innovation in both markets. In a first step, a delegation from SFTA will visit the Singapore FinTech Festival in November. Beyond this, further collaboration is planned to create new connections and share knowledge between the FinTech ecosystems of Switzerland and Singapore.

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New Partnership with Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM)

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Swiss Fintech + Technology Association now partners with Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) to improve innovation and create new opportunities. John Hucker, the president of SFTA and Richard Teng, Chief Executive Officer Financial Services Regulatory Authority of ADGM, sealed this promising agreement in August 2017. For Swiss FinTech companies, this is a good opportunity to gain new insights and ease market entry.

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Business Opportunities Canada – Follow-Up: Trade Mission Information Reception

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The Swiss Finance + Technology Association is expanding its global outreach. With our Going Global initiative, we bring the Swiss FinTech Ecosystem to new levels. Together with the Embassy of Canada, Swiss Business Hub Canada and Switzerland Global Enterprise, we organized an event on the 23rd of May. The topic of the evening was an introduction to Canadian FinTech ecosystem, current business opportunities in Canada, and an outlook to the upcoming Trade Mission to Montreal, Toronto and Sibos. We thank our partner Niederer Kraft & Frey for hosting the event.

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Past event: Quantopian event series about Algorithmic trading

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Event review of the “Quantopian event series” hosted by the Swiss Finance + Technology Association, Quantopian and the University of Zurich.

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The Swiss Finance + Technology Association welcomed Quantopian, a Boston-based Fintech platform, to a highly successful event series in May 2017 held in Zurich. Over three days our members and guests were able to gain a deeper understanding about how technology is changing the world of investing.

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Past Event: PSD2 Swiss and international perspectives

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European financial players have accumulated compelling experience in developing solutions connected with the implementation of PSD2 directive. Considering the clear direction that the Regulators have undertaken in the recent years, an exchange of information and use cases in the PSD2 area among Swiss and EU financial players would be mutually beneficial.

Swiss Finance + Technology Association and C&D Suisse have invited representatives of local financial services institutions and FinTech start-ups joining a round-table discussion with Cristiano Motto, Digital Evangelist at Barclays Bank PLC and Enrico Toso, Compliance Manager at Deutsche Bank (Italy).

The room is full, the presentation given by Cristiano Motto and Enrico Toso are interesting and detailed. They highlight the main point of the PSD2 regulation and they give to the audience the opportunity to fully understand the topic.

The discussion, moderated by Rainer Kessler, was very interesting and allowed the crowd to taste the different sentiment about the new regulation system. Many opinions raised from the participants and the speakers, as well as the moderator were able to conduct a pleasant, but tough discussion with the crowd.

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FinTech Trade Mission between Switzerland and The Netherlands – Going Global

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1 The Swiss Finance + Technology Association together with Holland FinTech organised the first Dutch-Swiss FinTech Trade Mission to Zurich on March 15th and 16th. Five events and sessions enabled Dutch based FinTechs to dive into the Swiss FinTech ecosystem and meet companies and major Swiss institutions. A delegation of 5 Fintech Startups and more than 10 people visited Zurich from the Netherlands. Our goal was to provide the opportunity to exchange information about the two ecosystems. The trade mission attracted over 100 unique visitors and consisted of more more than 40 B2B meetings between 10 Startups (Dutch and Swiss) and 5 Swiss companies, and 5 Swiss initiatives were presented. In addition, trade commissioners and investment promotion agencies from 4 countries (The Netherlands, Canada, Korea, UK) were part of the events. The counterpart trip with a Swiss delegation going to Amsterdam, will take place at a later point in time.   Read More