Posts by Editorial Team

Controls and Disclosures to be Implemented by Licensed Securities-Based Crowdfunding Operators

In June 2016, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) streamlined the rules applicable to capital markets services licensees offering securities-based crowdfunding (SCF), to make it easier for start-ups and small and medium enterprises to access SCF. The rule changes were calibrated to strike the right balance between improving access to capital for businesses and protecting…

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The University of Cambridge, Asian Development Bank Institute & Zhejiang University Join on the Third Asia-Pacific Region Alternative Finance Industry Survey

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) at University of Cambridge Judge Business School, Asian Development Bank Institute and Academy of Internet Finance, Zhejiang University have teamed up to launch the Third Asia-Pacific Region Alternative Finance Industry Survey. The research initiative will review all forms of alternative finance including crowdfunding, peer to peer (marketplace) lending,…

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Women in FinTech (WiF) Community Network Event, 14 December 2017

Following a successful kickoff in October 2017, SFA’s Women in FinTech (WiF) Subcommittee held its first Community Networking Event on 14 December 2017. Over food and drinks, close to 50 attendees from the wide FinTech spectrum mingled, networked and even explored potential synergies with one another. At the Community Networking Event, WiF Subcommittee Member Ginnie…

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Interview with Elena Ionenko

How is being a leader and heading a business different in a corporate versus being in a start-up? In a corporate you can focus on a certain role you’re hired for – be it marketing, finance, business development, HR or operations. In a start-up you’re responsible for everything, especially in the beginning, when the resources…

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