Dear all,

I hope you had a great summer. I just came back from the United Arab Emirates where FINTECH Circle & our FINTECH Circle Institute have signed a partnership with Abu Dhabi Global Markets and their newly launched ADGM Academy to roll out comprehensive Fintech Masterclasses across fintech enterprise innovation, wealthtech, insurtech, regtech, startup methodologies and blockchain/crypto assets. We just announced that on LinkedIn and really appreciate all your great support!


Highlights from The InsurTECH & WealthTECH Book Launches

Our co-authors flew in from all over the world, some from as far as Peru, Canada, USA, China, New Zealand, Brazil and all across Europe! We kicked each event off with a book signing session of over 200 books for our guests where it was a honour to meet our co-authors after a year of collaborative work of writing and editing.

After the book signing the authors were able to give presentations before the rest of the guests turned up for the evening event and networking.




My Co-Editor of The WealthTECH Book, Thomas Puschmann highlighted the future of the investment management industry both in terms of new business & revenue models and new technologies which are available now across the whole value chain.



My InsurTECH Book Co-editors Shan Millie, CEO BrightBlue Hare, Sabine VanderLinden, CEO Startupbootcamp InsurTech and Nicole Anderson, CEO Redsand Partners debated the future of Insurtech discussing their views and insurance insights.



At The WEALTHTECH Book event Angelique Schouten, Global Board Member and former CEO of Ohpen UK joined me for fireside a chat, followed by an excellent Wealthtech keynote by Christopher Sparke, Global Head of Wealth Management – Digital Solutions, at Thomson Reuters.



Also joining us for a fireside chat that evening was Ziling Zeng, Sichuan Association of Fintech (SCAFT) from China with a focus on the future of Wealthtech cross border regulation. Thanks to everyone who joined our global book launch and for creating such a positive and enjoyable atmosphere. The FINTECH Books Series has established itself within the hearts and minds of the global Fintech community. The new books have sold into their thousands within the first month and we look forward to a good year ahead for our latest bestsellers. To find the full coverage of both books, pls use hashtags #insurtechbook and #wealthtechbook across LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

FINTECH Conferences

  • Bangkok, 31 August Block Hedge 3rd Edition Blockchain has emerged to be one of the top disruptive technological development of the decade
  • London, 10-12 Sept InsurTech Rising – Shape the Insurance Industry. Create Connections. Challenge the InsurTech future.
  • London, 20 September City & Financial  2nd UK Robo Advice and Digital Wealth Summit Invaluable for both incumbents and start-ups that want to know how to adjust their business models to take full advantage of the significant opportunities presented by robo-advice and digital wealth management
  • London  20 September The Economist Innovation Summit 2018 Companies in attendance include DeepMind, Monzo, Samsung, VMware and Vodafone
  • Copenhagen  24 – 25 September Tech Nordic Advocates TechBBQ  Go explore and seek opportunities with investors, innovative corporates and helpful startup advisers
  • London, 3 October Marketforce EU MoneyLIVE: Lending Promo code FTC10 Will take you on a journey to uncover the challenges and opportunities facing lenders in an ever-evolving banking landscape
  • Copenhagen, 10 – 11 October Tech Nordic Advocates High Tech Summit For companies, start-ups, organisations and universities to present their latest technological developments, debate the most recent discoveries, participate in matchmaking events, and generate ideas
  • Malmo, 23 – 25 October Tech Nordic Advocates Nordic Smart Cities 5 conference stages, 50+ exhibitors and 1000+ attendees – create your own experience at Nordic Smart Cities 2018
  • London, 30-31 Oct FinTech Talents – fintech festival with 2 days of innovation, collaboration, live tech demos, music and craft beer.
  • Oslo, 8 November Tech Nordic Advocates TNA Annual Summits 700 startup/scaleup founders, entrepreneurs, investors, mentors working together across to support Nordic and Baltic tech sector

What would you like to learn today?

Check our latest Course:

Clarity: Make your message hard to ignore Baldwin Berges It is crowded, distracting, and noisy out there! That is why earning the ongoing attention of your target audience with a clear message has never been more important.

Search through our diverse range of online video courses across InsurTech, RegTech, WealthTech, Blockchain, AI, Enterprise Innovation and Startup Methodologies. All our online courses are bite-size and self-paced – so you decide how you like to learn about the future of finance.

Don’t miss our latest Interviews with Advisory Board Members Dr. Chris Coleridge, Cambridge Judge Business School and Associate Prof. Dr Markos Zachariadis, University of Warwick Business School.




ETF 2.0: AI and the Rise of the Mega-Block? – ‘JB’ Beckett  An easy-to-understand introduction of how blockchain and Artificial Intelligence can address issues impacting investors today and the construction of Exchange Traded Funds.

How Connected Insurance and Insurtech are revolutionizing the insurance industry – Andrea Silvello  The class aims to explain the concept of Connected Insurance by briefly touching subjects like IoT, Big Data and Artificial Intelligence.

How to jump start your start-up – Bill Gourlay  Launching your new start-up venture is an exciting time, but with so many things to consider, how can you make sure that you start out on the right foot?

InsurTech Landscape:Business Models and Disruptive Potential – Dr. Florian Schreiber  Which aspects constitute a business model innovation? What is the meaning of disruption? How can we distinguish between technology-oriented competitors, enablers that promote the digitization of the insurance industry, and genuine disrupters that may fundamentally change the traditional insurance ecosystem?


Managing Platforms in Financial Services – Prof. Dr. Bjorn Cumps
Learn how to design, grow and manage a platform business. Fintech Partnerships Ecosystems, APIs & OpenBanking

Grandmaster The Fintech Chessboard – Lex Sokolin
Strategic Fintech Course on roboadvisors, AI, Chatbots, blockchain Initial Coin Offerings ICOs.

Digital Transformation and Convergence Ecosystem – Jean-Stephane Gourevitch
Learn about key drivers in digital transformation in Banking & Insurance. Course covers WealthTECH, InsurTECH, AI, Blockchain and IOT.

Fintech in Turkey – Melike Belli
Enroll in our FinTech Course on Banking in #Turkey. Learn about key Players and the Turkish Tech Ecosystem.

FINTECH China 101 – Allen Chen
Learn about the FINTECH Boom in China & understand Baidu Alibaba & Tencent’s strategies. How to partner with China


WealthTech and the Killer AIs – Richard Turrin
Learn how AI works with fantastic examples transforming how asset & wealth managers interact with clients.

AI Robotisation of Mutual Fund Selection 101 – ‘JB’ Beckett
Learn how Machine Learning & AI can revolutionize Mutual Funds selection & Portfolio Management.

Lead Generation for Wealth Managers – Frank Bertele
Build high-performing lead generation & client engagement engine to drive revenues. Includes wealth management private banking.

Beyond Robo-Advice – Vaughan Jenkins
Learn how fintech supports emotional client engagement. Covers Robo-Advice, Machine Learning and WealthTECH.

Robo-advisor is not a bot – Katarina Prozorova
Learn about the Role of AI in Robo Advisors, mind-machine interfaces and Wealthtech future trends.

 Uber Moment for Asset Management – Bolko Hohaus
How fintech & WealthTECH will transform active Asset Management. Covers Robo-Advisors, Blockchain and AI


Guide to Strategy and Branding – Yuri Poletto 
Learn how to apply strategic planning tools to your FinTech Business. Covers Brand Identity, Value Proposition, ROI, Insurtech.

The Insurance Evolution – Henrique Volpi
Learn how Insurtech initiatives are changing #insurance landscape with Data Analytics, AI and Blockchain globally.


FinTech Implementation Risk – Dimitri Anagnostopoulos
FinTech Course on Enterprise Innovation: Lessons on implementing new Tech while managing Risks & Behaviour.

Innovation Methods and Disruptive Tech – Sylvia Michalski
Learn about disruptive Fintech technologies via case studies in banking, insurance & capital markets, Insurtech.

Design Thinking Your Strategy – Claude Diderich
Learn how to apply Design Thinking to prototype & validate Fintech solutions and Business Models.

Disrupt Banking Business Model – Kamales Lardi
Learn how to evaluate impact of fintech disruption & jumpstart innovation. Create transformation Roadmap.

Fintech Customer Focus Secrets – Tibor Bedo
Become a Customer Research Expert: Scan your customer needs & improve products with data.

Mentoring in a FinTech Environment – George Vukotich
It’s not easy to build up your fintech startup. Learn about tools and how to find best mentors to make a difference


The EU General Data Protection Regulation – Peter Lancos
RegTECH Course to learn about GDPR, Data Protection, European Privacy Regulation & Compliance


Blockchain: Moving from POC to Reality – James Burnie
Start your Blockchain Journey today! Learn key concepts behind “Distributed Ledger” DLT in 1 hour

Cryptocurrency Deployment Fundamentals – Steven Dryall
Jumpstart your cryptocurrency project: Build platform community & achieve liquidity. #bitcoin BTC ETH Alts


Figures from KPMG have shown that the UK has topped the US in terms of investment in financial technology in the first half of 2018. The “Pulse of Fintech” report fintech investment Read more

Experian is making its first major bet on Southeast Asia and its population of over 650 million consumers after the financial credit giant backed Singapore-based C88 Financial Technologies, which operates financial marketplaces that help lenders reach new audiences. Read more


The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has announced the creation of a global initiative to improve collaboration on fintech innovations — like blockchain — between regulators and companies. Read more

The US Treasury Department has called for a radical overhaul of financial technology regulation, backing a new national fintech charter, the introduction of sandboxes, and the opening up of access to consumer data. Read more 


That’s all for now. I hope you enjoyed our August newsletter!

Best wishes,

Susanne Chishti
CEO, FINTECH Circle & FINTECH Circle Institute
Co-Editor of The FINTECH BookThe WealthTECH Book and The InsurTECH Book