CFTE, and Lattice80 to make fintech more accessible to finance professionals
By Digital News Asia September 21, 2017
- Help professionals in finance take advantage of new opportunities
- Bridge the skills gap by connecting suitable talent with companies
THE Centre for Finance, Technology, and Entrepreneurship (CFTE), a global education platform for the finance industry, announces its partnership with Lattice80, an international fintech hub that seeks to spur the growth of Fintech within the financial industry.
The partnership aims to facilitate the growth of Finance 2.0 globally.
It will help professionals in finance take advantage of new opportunities by providing access to high quality knowledge and content and by facilitating connections with like-minded individuals.
CFTE co-founder Tram Anh Nguyen said: “I have met many people in finance who are concerned about the changes that are happening in the industry and are searching for ways to develop the skills. At the same time, there are more and more opportunities in Finance 2.0.
“Our objective is to bridge this skills gap, and we are delighted to work with Lattice80 so that our students can learn and find opportunities within a global Fintech ecosystem.”
Joe Seunghyun Cho (pic), CEO of Lattice80 and chairman of its parent company Marvelstone Group, added: “We believe CFTE is the right partner to offer the best fintech education programme to the industry’s professionals and students.
“Lattice80 is excited to serve the community globally with CFTE and we support their decision to start the programme in Singapore, which has emerged as one of the world’s leading fintech cities.”
Adapting to Finance 2.0 presents challenges for both individuals and companies within the financial sector, whether an incumbent or fintech startup.
For students, the implication is to develop the skillset to help them understand the applications of new technologies in finance.
For companies, there is an increased emphasis on hiring talent with the right skillset.
A recent report by Ernest & Young, a UK based professionals services firm, outlined that 58% of managers place having the ability to hire the right talent as a major concern.
The partnership with Lattice80 will help to bridge the skills gap by connecting two-sides of the market to ensure the opportunities fintech promises are fulfilled.
Lattice80, who have recently established offices in London and India, will help CFTE achieve a broader goal of helping students understand the step change that is occurring with the financial industry.
By connecting students with the companies building Finance 2.0, it will significantly progress CFTE’s objective of building an open and collaborative ecosystem that helps to accelerate the learning curve.
The partnership coincides with CFTE’s scheduled release of their first online courses in Q4 2017, which will provide students with access to content from academic and industry experts from across the globe.