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Mastering Financial Markets Structural Change

6 week online programme, on-demand and live

ⓘ This course is currently being updated to reflect new major EU regulation

Lead & Decide

Mastering Financial Markets Structural Change ’ is the most complete and most advanced programme available. It will provide you with the skill to model market and policy developments in digital financial services far into the future and will equip you for taking strategic decisions and significant responsibility.

After this 6 week course you will create outstanding value for your organisation.

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Mastering the structural change of the financial services market in just 6 weeks

  • The shifting sands of financial services
  • Patterns of structural change

The course is constantly updated, therefore, course content may vary without prior notification.

Download the programme brochure for a detailed content breakdown per lesson.

Why You Should Take This Course

You are experienced in financial services policy and you grasp very well the importance of current developments – in five to ten years, financial services will have fundamentally transformed. You, and your organisation, intend to lead this departure from the status quo, instead of trying to hold out but then inevitably being dragged around by others. If you feel you should be shaping your organisation’s future, this course is for you.

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No-one needs to know everything – still, being able to foresee optionality and take relevant strategic decisions requires a solid and broad experience in the relevant field. Acquiring FinTech expertise is hard, working your way through a sheer impenetrable variety of unfiltered information on various interconnected issues … a genuine jungle of FinTech news. In our course, you will be guided to the necessary expertise, acquiring the knowledge that matters and the skill to filter relevant information now and forever. Getting that solid foundation with our method is so much more efficient and so much quicker than attempting it on your own. After only six weeks, your standing will be totally different.

Still, we need to specialise if we aspire to have impact, and to be able to take the next big step in our careers. This course opens a unique opportunity to specialise under the guidance of an experienced policy expert and top researcher. Dr Philipp Paech has helped shaping the EU’s policy response to the digitalisation of financial services and is faculty member at one of the world’s most acclaimed social science universities for more than ten years. 

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What Students Say About Us

It's a very interesting and trending topic that everyone thinks they understand, but few actually do. I am glad to say that this course has contributed to my knowledge in the relevant areas. Moreover, the logical breakdown of Professor Paech's thoughts in determining whether a product or service needs regulating could be transmitted in any given regulatory question.
Christos Papaioannou
In this well-coordinated and concisely structed course, you can get insights on how FinTech is working and how to justify difference in legal and regulatory elements (if any) between Fintech and traditional finance tools. Through discussing from rather conceptual perspectives, Philipp’s arguments are very good guidance to understand what is happening in the fields - which is not always easy by just being exposed to Fintech news/marketing materials only. He also draws on examples and cases studies from around the globe which help to understand his dense conceptual arguments. Highly recommended for both legal practitioners (who want to understand this hot topic in a nutshell) and students (who want to start his/her voyage in uncharted territory) in any jurisdictions.
Lawyer, Tokyo
The FinTech Foundations course provides you with a great opportunity to explore the current trends in the area of FinTech and to understand the discussions on how to regulate the new actors and activities in this field. Prof. Paech's teaching methodology makes it easier to understand very complex issues, in a very structured way.
Tolga Bayrak
Kabine Law Office
This course fits well both beginners and more advanced people because instead of providing concepts and definitions it gives students a map to develop knowledge and critical thinking on this subject. The mentoring classes are a must! There you will meet people from all around the world and from different industries to discuss relevant questions and concrete issues.
Francesca Romana
Excellent course which gives you a great foundation in understanding the fintech world from a regulatory perspective. High quality content, a knowledgeable and engaging professor, a very enjoyable learning experience overall as well as a great opportunity to network. If you are looking to learn more about FinTech, excite yourself in thought-provoking discussions and have fun at the same time, then here is your unique opportunity!
Maria Mouratidou
London, UK
This course offers an analytical understanding of rapidly transforming FinTech space. It covers interesting case studies from around the world. The course platform has video lectures, live coaching, mentoring and their recordings (in case you miss any!) among many other things. Most importantly, you can benefit from Philipp’s unique perspective and rich experience as chairman of the EU Commission’s expert group on Fintech regulation. This course simplifies the massively complex subject of Fintech, directing you to focus on the important aspects. It will be relevant for students and professionals at all levels. I would highly recommend this course!
Anubha Shrivastava
Hong Kong
This is a great course for someone desirous of learning the basic building blocks of Fintech, the related technology and regulatory environment. The course will provide you with excellent tools for examining Fintech, specially from the context of regulation and policy making. The material is engaging yet easy to follow.
Kashif Ghani
AML Right Source, Canada
The FinTech Foundations Course was a wonderful course - my understanding of FinTech has deepened tremendously. The course has not only provided a great overview of the landscape of FinTech, but also imparted various important methods of analysis to further my ability to navigate the dynamic world of FinTech. It was certainly challenging for someone with little to no knowledge of FinTech to attend the course, but with some personal research, it was possible to fully grasp the content and apply the skills from the course when examining the Fintech world. Would highly recommend the course!
Charmaine Tham
LSE Year 2 LLB Student
The course has not only equipped me with a solid foundation regarding fintech but also inspired me to utilise the knowledge gained through the coaching sessions to search for the next level of knowledge in the field.
Sharon Kun-amornpong
Warwick University
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Is this course for you?

You are experienced and would like to take the next step in your career: shaping the debate on digital financial services in your new area of specialisation, and help determining the direction of your organisation. Whatever your current role, you want to make that impact and this course equips you with the necessary knowledge, skills and standing. This course is suitable for early and mid-career executives. Relevant experience in financial policy or regulatory thinking is a prerequisite for participation. 

Our method: on-demand & live learning

We offer unique support for your progress

We learn more efficiently where self-study and live interaction with teachers and peers are blended. Results materialise earlier, and the completion and success rate is significantly higher. This is why our online programme offers direct interaction like no other.

Live seminars

3 live seminars taking place over the programme duration, with your instructor Dr Philipp Paech (recording available)

Live mentoring meetings

3 live mentoring meetings with your instructor and peers

Self-paced study

A high-intensity combination of audio, videos, text and links, plus a comprehensive workbook for download

Progress monitoring & personal feedback

At completion of every segment, multiple choice and free text assessment, with individual feedback


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