How has the Covid pandemic affected the Fintech industry?

On behalf of the Cambridge Center for Alternative Finance (CCAF) at the Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, the World Bank Group and the World Economic Forum, we are delighted to invite you to the launch of the Global Covid-19 Fintech Market Impact and Industry Resilience Study. This session will present the main conclusions, followed by a panel discussion.

Watch the launch here on June 28, 3pm CET

As one of the largest empirical research firms on the effect of Covid-19 on the global fintech industry, this study draws on panel data from 1,448 fintech companies from 192 countries . This study provides key insights into the medium to long-term impact of the pandemic on the fintech industry, with particular attention to fintech market performance, financial and operational performance indicators, enhanced demands for greater financial inclusion and how government can support the rapidly developing fintech industry.

This study follows the Global Covid-19 FinTech Market Rapid Assessment Study published in November 2020, which focused on the short-term effects of Covid-19 on the fintech industry. Both studies were supported by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and the Luxembourg Ministry of Finance.


Welcome and Opening Remarks:

  • André BelelieuHead of Insurance, Asset Management and Institutional Investors, World Economic Forum
  • Hunter SimsAssociate Director of Operations, CCAF
  • Anderson Caputo SilvaPractice Leader in the Finance, Competitiveness and Innovation Global Practice, World Bank
  • Arsene JacobyDirector, Ministry of Finance, Luxembourg
  • Sian ParkinsonHead of Inclusive Digital Finance, FCDO

Presentation of the results :

  • Tania ZieglerHead of Global Benchmarking, Senior Research Associate, Cambridge Center for Alternative Finance (CCAF), Cambridge Judge Business School

Round table:

  • André BelelieuHead of Insurance, Asset Management and Institutional Investors (Moderator), World Economic Forum
  • Ana Fiorella CarvajalSenior Financial Sector Specialist, World Bank Group
  • Ann-Elise FrancisHead of Growth, Turaco Insurance
  • Felipe Lega Gutierrezformer director, Unidad de Regulación Financiera (URF)
  • Corrine VitoloHead of North American Banking, Research and Innovation, Accenture
  • Gerron LeviSenior Vice President, Head of Government Affairs, American Fintech Council
  • Brian KornPartner and Head of Fintech, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips

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