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PolyU and AMTD launch AMTD FinTech Centre of PolyU Faculty of Business

 

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), AMTD Group and AMTD Foundation jointly launch Hong Kong's first university-industry collaborated Financial Technology (FinTech) centre on 19 April 2018. The AMTD FinTech Centre of PolyU Faculty of Business (the FinTech Centre) aims for enhancing Hong Kong's capabilities to be an international and leading FinTech hub in the world.
 
The launch ceremony of the FinTech Centre was officiated by Mr Nicholas W. Yang, GBS, JP, Secretary for Innovation and Technology of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. Other members of the officiating party included Mr Calvin Choi, Chairman and President of AMTD Group, Mr Marcellus Wong, Vice Chairman of AMTD Group and Chairman of AMTD Foundation, Dr Annie Wu, SBS, JP, Chairperson of the Global Advisory Committee of AMTD Group, former Standing Committee Member of CPPCC, and Lifetime Honorary Board Member of the World Trade Centers Association, PolyU President Professor Timothy W. Tong, PolyU Foundation Governing Committee Member Mr Alex Wong Siu-wah, Ir Professor T. C. Edwin Cheng, Dean of the Faculty of Business and Professor Wilson Tong, Director of AMTD FinTech Centre of PolyU Faulty of Business. Addressing at the ceremony, Professor Tong extended his sincere gratitude to AMTD Group and AMTD Foundation for its generous donations and trust in PolyU.
 
The FinTech Centre would conduct FinTech related research, consultancy and training projects for the financial industry, provide support to start-ups, facilitate exchanges among local, Chinese mainland and overseas experts, and offer FinTech education for students, financial personnel and the public. It has cross-disciplinary support from experts of other PolyU faculties/departments including computing, engineering and applied mathematics. Moreover, it would have the strong backup from the industry led by AMTD Group.
 
AMTD Group is a Hong Kong-based comprehensive financial institution group with services coverage across the Chinese mainland and the world. As one of the largest Hong Kong-based non-bank financial institution groups, AMTD has been widely recognised as a pre-eminent capital market player with leading cross-border investment banking capability in Asia. 
 
AMTD Foundation is established with an objective to promote education, to relieve poverty, as well as to support people in need in Hong Kong and across the world.

 


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