FinTech for Managers


In a global economy in which interconnectivity and light-speed information transmission pose both tremendous investment opportunities and a host of risks ranging from regulatory to cybersecurity, FinTech is an area that is increasingly relevant to all areas of business.

Despite a long history rich with innovation primarily driven by financial institutions over many decades, FinTech is, however, often viewed as a new trend, and by some as a fad rife with the get-rich-schemes of charlatans.

This intensive one-day course – part of a new series of technology specific programmes – will help you separate myth from reality and gain a critical foundational appreciation for FinTech developments and associated innovations globally, with an unique focus on Asia and China in particular.

This course can be taken separately or as part of a weekly discount fee package (Week 1).

Details of the discount registration for Week 1

Details of the discount registration for Week 2

Details of the discount registration for Week 3


Using a combination of case studies, research findings, and exercises, this course packs into a single day FinTech’s history, recent global developments, the dramatic evolution of innovation, technology and regulation in emerging markets, and China’s emergence as a global FinTech powerhouse.

It will arm you with knowledge necessary to enable you to understand market developments, and set you up to capitalise on upcoming innovations, either as a consumer or market participant.

Course content will range for high-level strategic overviews to detailed insights into market and sector developments that have driven dramatic change in recent years.

Course participants will take away knowledge-based confidence to take advantage of FinTech developments for themselves and/or their organisations, and potentially even participate in or drive such change themselves.

Who is this course for?

A wide range of individuals can benefit from this course. While ideal for experienced or new middle managers, the course can also equip senior managers with the foundational knowledge necessary to understand and ride the FinTech wave. It is also ideal for anyone wishing to gain a solid overview of this fascinating subject matter.

Teaching methods

Presentations, case studies, short videos, and group exercises.

Programme details

Session 01:

  • Introduction and course objectives
  • The history of FinTech
    • Definitions
    • Historical development
    • Financial-institution-led innovation in the 20th Century
    • boom-to-bust and the birth of the modern FinTech surge
    • The current global landscape

Session 02:

  • Key themes in FinTech innovation
    • Increasing financial services competition
    • Reducing barriers to entry
    • Providing sustainable and inclusive finance
    • Artificial intelligence and robotics in finance
    • Faster payments
    • Cashless societies
    • Regulation
    • Data, privacy, and customer needs
    • Cybersecurity and cybercrime, from sanctions to money laundering and phishing to social engineering
  • FinTech leaders and laggards: case studies
    • Disruptors vs incumbents
    • Silicon Valley vs New York vs London
    • East vs West
      • Singapore and state-sponsored innovation
      • Hong Kong and laissez-faire development
      • India, Aadhaar, and banking the unbanked

Session 03:

  • The rise of the East: Go, China, and its global master plan
    • China’s FinTech Top 50 … what the key players are doing
    • The Greater Bay Area and advanced innovation
    • The Belt and Road Initiative and Chinese FinTech for the rest of the world

Session 04:

  • Riding the wave: what the future could hold, and how to spot market needs through a different lens
    • Financial functional analysis: a conceptual framework for understanding the changing financial system


The course will be structured over four sessions as shown below table, with the Session 1 acting as a brief level-setter. Sections 2-4 are intended to act as the meat of the course. All can be adapted as needed.

Session Times
Registration 8.30 – 9.00am
Session 1 9.00 – 10.00am
Session 2, Part 1 10:00 – 10:30am
Coffee break 10.30 – 11.00am
Session 2, Part 2 11.00 – 12.30pm
Lunch 12.30 – 1.30pm
Session 3 1.30 – 3.00pm
Coffee break 3.00 – 3.30pm
Session 4 3.30 – 5.00pm approx.


Participants who attend the full course will receive a University of Oxford certificate of attendance. This will be presented to you prior to the end of the course wherever possible.

The certificate will show your name, the course title and the dates of the course you attended.


Description Costs
Course fee £495.00


Fees include course materials, tuition, refreshments and lunches. The price does not include accommodation.

All courses are VAT exempt.

Register immediately online 

Click the “book now” button on this webpage. Payment by credit or debit card is required.

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If you require an invoice for your company or personal records, please contact us. The Course Administrator will then email you an invoice. Payment is accepted online, by credit/debit card, or by bank transfer. Please do not send card or bank details via email.


Larry Campbell

Larry Campbell

Partner, KPMG China

Larry Campbell is a Partner at KPMG China. He specialises in financial services strategy and business development, and is deeply involved in driving innovation, digital advancement and the financial technology (FinTech) agenda. Mr Campbell’s career spans more than three decades, much of it in the technology and financial services fields. Mr Campbell began his career as a journalist in the mid 1980s, and specialised in technology coverage in the 1990s. He became an independent publisher and entrepreneur in the mid 1990s, setting up a number of digital ventures that were subsequently sold to large investors. In 2001 Mr Campbell joined HSBC to develop a series of innovative global e-commerce and digital products and services, and subsequently became HSBC’s Group Chief Knowledge Officer. He moved to KPMG China in 2016. Mr Campbell has a Masters degree in strategic knowledge management from Middlesex University. He is an associate tutor at the University of Oxford’s Department for Continuing Education, where he teaches courses on knowledge management, change management, and FinTech.


If you would like to discuss your application or any part of the application process before applying, please click Contact Us at the top of this page.


Although not included in the course fee, accommodation may be available at our on-site Rewley House Residential Centre. All bedrooms are en suite and decorated to a high standard, and come with tea- and coffee-making facilities, free Wi-Fi access and Freeview TV. Guests can take advantage of the excellent dining facilities and common room bar, where they may relax and network with others on the programme.

To check prices, availability and to book rooms please visit the Rewley House Residential Centre website.