Fintech is out to prove it’s here to stay
Fintech is having quite a good run. With attention, talent, and investment continually growing, it looks like it’s going to stay on this track of rapid growth.
But while the industry seems to currently be dominated by payment solutions, the diverse landscape of Asia requires more from Fintech. Finance is more than just making payments, after all (though it may seem like it at times), and both individuals and companies are bound to make use of the full suite of digital technology to change the way they do things – including all things finance.
Pretty soon (if some areas aren’t already), everything from loans to wealth management to insurance can be handled with a tap on the phone. Remittances will be easier and more secure. Financial institutions are easily accessible for anyone in the region.
But is the market ready? Does the market understand fintech? Will developments in fintech address the needs of the unbanked? How will fintech startups deal with various regulations and government policies of the different countries? Where are the biggest opportunities for fintech companies in Asia?
Join Veiverne Yuen (Co-Founder & Managing Director of Tryb Capital), Val Jihsuan Yap (Founder & CEO of PolicyPal), and Anson Zeall (Co-founder and CEO of Coinpip) as they talk about where fintech is now and where it is headed at Echelon Asia Summit 2017. The panel discussion will be moderated by Samuel Hall (Program Director of Startupbootcamp FinTech Singapore).
The panel discussion on FinTech will take place at the Future stage, accessible to all pass holders.
Echelon Asia Summit is a tech conference (June 28-29, Singapore) and year-long digital platform attracting international speakers, founders, investors and professionals.
New in 2017 is Echelon Asia Summit’s digital platform. Get immediate access to exclusive insights, participate in discussions and engage with the speakers and fellow attendees directly on Echelon’s digital platform, the moment you register (accessible from the Ecosystem page). What’s more, the digital platform will be accessible all-year even after the conference, so kickstart your Echelon experience today and embark on a year-long journey of discovery.
About the panel
Veiverne Yuen is a Private Equity professional who was previously a Vice President at the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC Pte Ltd). At the GIC, Veiverne was a founding member of the Integrated Strategies Group, a direct investment team focused on large and structured deals in private equity, public equities and credit. He was also involved in a number of special situations opportunities. During his 5 years at GIC, Veiverne led and worked on over US$5 billion in deals across a broad range of sectors such as financial services, technology, infrastructure and commodities. Prior to the GIC, Veiverne was the South East Asia lead for Rabobank’s Food & Agribusiness Research and Advisory desk. In this role, he led multiple deals including the China-Singapore Jilin Food Zone and the Northern Corridor Economic Region in Malaysia. Veiverne’s team also provided regular commodity price forecasts used by the bank for trade finance, equities and credit activities.
Veiverne also held roles at the Monetary Authority of Singapore in Capital Markets Supervision, and Rolls-Royce plc in the United Kingdom as a design engineer. Veiverne holds an MSc in Applied Finance from the Singapore Management University, as well as a MEng in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Bristol, UK.
Val (Valenzia) Jihsuan Yap is the Founder and CEO of PolicyPal, that uses artificial intelligence to simplify and digitise insurance for thousands people. Prior to founding PolicyPal, Val was an Assistant Vice President at OCBC Bank. Primarily focused on launching the digital initiatives and campaigns, working closely with the wealth, digital and marketing to drive innovations. Previously served as Risk Assurance Associate at PwC London office, worked with UK Financial Institutions to develop implementation plans for the changes required for USA Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) compliance and regulatory assessment.
Anson Zeall is the Co-founder/CEO of CoinPip, a money transfer service leveraging on blockchain technologies. CoinPip is backed by 500 Startups, one of the most prominent venture capital firms in Silicon Valley. Anson is also the Chairman of the Association of Cryptocurrency Enterprises and Startups Singapore (ACCESS). Prior to CoinPip, he ran a private family office in Singapore managing various asset classes, equities, derivatives and real estate. Anson is an alumni of University of New South Wales and Columbia Business School.
Samuel Hall is Program Director for Startupbootcamp and Rainmaking Innovation in Southeast Asia. Working with early and growth stage startups, he focuses in particular on business model validation, product development and go-to-market strategy. Prior to Startupbootcamp, he founded startups and worked with FinTech companies in the UK and North America. Sam previously worked as a corporate lawyer, and when he’s not working with startups and on corporate innovation projects, he claims to be a basketball aficionado.
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