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We are experts in digital finance policy and regulation and renowned executive educators with 20+ years experience.

Meet the founder

Philipp Paech is an educator, consultant and policy-maker specialising in regulation of financial services for more than 20 years. He has been researching the phenomenon of FinTech since 2015 and is the main author of the 30 Recommendations on Innovation, Regulation and Finance instituted by the EU Commission in 2018, which became one of the base documents of the EU’s current Digital Finance Strategy. He is a leading member of the Unidroit global digital asset expert group.

Philipp researches and teaches at London School of Economics and the European University Institute in Florence. He has won several prizes and awards in recognition of his electrifying, innovative educational approach. He is an associate Fellow at the British Higher Education Academy.

He is a consultant and attorney at law in Frankfurt, and a CEDR-accredited mediator in London. Philipp’s previous and current clients include the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Santander, BVBA, Università Catolica, Institute for Law and Finance, the Central Bank of Ireland, and the European Parliament.

Prof Philipp Paech Foounder of Fintech Foundation

Philipp Paech

Prof Philipp Paech giving a talk on Fintech

Why I started

Keeping up with market, policy and regulatory developments is a huge challenge for everyone. Fast moving, as we can see with AI. Overwhelming, as we can see with DeFi. Genuinely international, as we can see with the attempts to build global digital currencies. And confusing, because terminology and narratives are crafted with marketing (not substance) in mind.

What is needed is an innovative tool for learning and skills-building. And that is where my principles-based teaching approach can make a big difference: I want to use it to simplify our view on things and provide transferable, long-term perspectives. And I wanted users to benefit regardless of their professional background, geographic location or level of expertise. Which is why I created

Philipp's clients include

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20 Years Dedicated to Financial Services Regulation and Policy

Attorney-at-law & Consultant
EU Commission FISMA
European University Institute
London School of Economics
Chairman EU FinTech Regulation Expert Group

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Our Promise

Executive Education is about so much more than just putting an expert in front of your participants. To ensure long-lasting learning success, every detail of the content delivery counts. Our courses are designed to provide participants with the skills to continue developing knowledge long after our courses have finished. We believe this is a crucial element to continued personal and professional growth and success.


Anna Shoemaker

M.A., Director,

Anna has been working in higher education for more than 10 years. Before joining, she was the Programme Director for the Masters in Finance programme at London Business School. Prior to that, Anna worked in international education designing and developing custom faculty-led programmes with a focus on delivering culturally immersive experiences to international students studying in London. Anna has developed and delivered programmes across a range of fields including Business and Finance, Law and Human Rights, Theatre, Journalism and Linguistics. Anna holds a BA in Sociology from the University at Buffalo and an MA in Arts Administration and Cultural Policy from Goldsmiths, University of London.

Why You Should Choose Our Courses

Whether you’re looking to accelerate your career or are interested in investing in your employees’ futures, you have come to the right place. Our courses are designed to provide immediate results so that participants can begin using what they have learned straight away.


With our combined 20+ years of expertise in education at world-leading institutions we have taught and mentored more than 2000 master and executive students, many of them rising through the ranks in banking & financial services, central banking, and supervisory and regulatory authorities.

Documenting Success

Our courses give participants the security of a recognised certificate. All our courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service, the largest and leading independent CPD accreditation organisation working across all industry sectors.

Live Support

Join our live sessions with Dr Philipp Paech to take a deep dive into the course content, inspired by leading experts. You cannot join live? – Benefit from access to the recordings on our platform.

Designed Around the Learner

No-one can take on more daily pressure, especially since the pandemic. To make learning again a rewarding experience, we kept reshaping our course delivery methods until we found the perfect formula to fit the needs of our participants. Without compromising content, it guarantees maximum adaptability and flexibility for them. Our material is available for a long period, and in different media formats. Our live classes can be followed at different points in time, or be enjoyed in re-play.

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What Students Say

“This is an outstanding course, I gained much from my participation!”
Kenrick Wong, Hong Kong
“I enjoyed the structure of the material and the clear presentation”
Ivan Baranenko, London