This extraordinary book, written by leading players in a burgeoning technology revolution, is about the merger of finance and technology (fintech), and covers its various aspects and how they impact each discipline within the financial services industry. It is an honest and direct analysis of where each segment of financial services will stand. Fintech: The New DNA of Financial Services provides an in-depth introduction to understanding the various areas of fintech and terminology such as AI, big data, robo-advisory, blockchain, cryptocurrency, InsurTech, cloud computing, crowdfunding and many more. Contributions from fintech innovators discuss banking, insurance and investment management applications, as well as the legal and human resource implications of fintech in the future.
Pranay Gupta is Adjunct Associate Professor at the College of Business (Nanyang Business School) in Singapore.He is Managing Director, Multi-Asset Strategies & Solutions at Blackrock Inc., New York, and has over 25 years of experience in Europe, UK, US, and Asia in managing portfolios across all liquid asset class investments.Prior to this, as Head of Multi-Asset Strategies at Fullerton Fund Management (a subsidiary of Temasek Holdings), Pranay was responsible for strategic and tactical allocation globally for the liquid assets portfolio. Previously, he was Chief Investment Officer at Lombard Odier and ING Investment Management Asia Pacific, where he led investment teams of over 300 investment professionals across 12 countries, to manage over US$85bn of institutional and retail assets. Pranay has held senior positions at Axial Investment Management, London, managing a US$55bn closed life insurance portfolio at APG Investments, Netherlands managing a US$25bn multi-asset multi-strategy fund, and Societe Generale, Hong Kong and JP Morgan Investment Management, New York.As a Mechanical Engineer from IIT Delhi specializing in CAD/CAM, Pranay designed automobile suspension systems for Suzuki Motor Co. Japan, fluid dynamic modelling for Dowell Schlumberger, and production planning control systems for missile systems. Using large scale databases, Pranay has designed, developed and implemented advanced analysis and portfolio management systems for various organizations., which have been used in managing over US$400bn in assets, and to re-engineer investment processes and creating customized client solutions for asset owners of all sizes and sophistication.Pranay has served on the Advisory Board of Stashaway, the first licensed retail Roboadvisor in Singapore, and has been a member of the Board of Trustees of the CFA Institute Research Foundation as the Chairman of the Finance and Investment Committee. Tze Minn Mandy Tham is Assistant Professor of Finance, Academic Director, Master of Science in Wealth Managemen and Sino Suisse Fellow at the Singapore Management University.She obtained her Ph.D. in Business Administration (Finance) at the University of Michigan in 2008.