The financial industry is experiencing an important moment of disruption. The frontiers between industries have blurred thanks to the use of technology. This has allowed new entrants, both start-ups (FinTech) and big technology players to enter activities which used to be traditionally reserved to banks.
During this course, we will focus on some of the changes that are happening in areas such as digital money and payments (with new players like Paypal or Apple), wealth management (with the introduction of robo-advisors), peer-to-peer lending or Marketplaces. We will analyze how particular technologies, such as Distributed Ledgers, especially Blockchain (which initially emerged linked to Bitcoin), Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning or Big Data, are reshaping the industry. We will also pay attention to two key aspects such as regulation and security, which are essential for any player operating in the financial sector.
During this journey, we will analyse where is the “smart money” going and how Venture Capital is helping to reshape the financial sector.