UCT Launches New Fintech Short Course for Business

Updated on 3 April 2018

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UCT Launches New Fintech Short Course for Business

UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB) has launched a new fintech short course. The three-day Facing the Fintech Disruption Challenge: Fintech for Financial Services Professionals course is designed for a wide array of people with no tertiary level maths training.

Dr Co-Pierre Georg, Associate Professor at the African Institute of Financial Markets and Risk Management (AIFMRM) at UCT and convenor of the new course says, “The fast-moving financial services industry is facing major digital disruption. Emerging platforms and decentralised technologies are providing new ways to transfer value and analyse information, leading to increased competition from agile and innovative start-ups. This creates entirely new jobs, challenges and opportunities in the industry,” says Georg.

According to Georg the course will offer  financial services professionals fresh insight, knowledge and practical skills.

“The course will help people working in financial planning, auditing, governance, risk and compliance positions to prepare for the changes resulting from the new technologies. They will be able to understand and identify potential shortcomings in their own skills and training, so they have a clear path for future-proofing their careers and staying relevant.”

Facing the Fintech Disruption Challenge: Fintech for Financial Services Professionals runs in Cape Town from May 7 to 9 and in Johannesburg from June 4 to 6. For more information, please contact 0860 UCT GSB or email execed@gsb.uct.ac.za.

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