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Financial Law and New Technologies

This course will be offered in an online setting. New technologies are constantly testing well-established principles of financial law. Investors and other users of financial services can take advantage of new FinTech opportunities to have better services at cheaper costs, but policymakers are struggling to strike a good balance between the need to foster innovation and the necessity to protect weak market participants. How can financial law cope with technological developments on blockchain, new payment services, crypto-assets, crowdfunding, high frequency trading, and robo-advice?

FinTech: Practical Introduction to Blockchain and Machine Learning in Finance

Financial technology, often shortened to FinTech, is an umbrella term for innovative technology in the financial sector. This summer course focuses on two disruptive technologies: blockchain and machine learning. It provides you with both the theoretical foundations as well as with hands-on experience. Overall, it will be a pleasant mix of understanding the technologies and discussing the new possibilities that it has to offer the financial sector.

New Financing Models for a Changing World

Since the credit crisis in 2008, banks haven been focused on improving their image and balance sheets. The standards for providing loans have been raised to such an extent that Small and Medium Sized companies (SMEs) can hardly fund new investments. Start-ups are having difficulties in raising funds. This trend will continue and therefore SMEs are increasingly sourcing their funds in alternative ways. Other financial institutions too are introducing new and innovative models. In short, the financial world is changing, and new models of financing are becoming more popular. The Covid-19 crisis has made this transition even more necessary.