- 02.07.2023 - 10:00 

Fintech Innovation in Singapore and Southeast Asia (FISSA) 2022

In the fall semester of 2022 (7 to 11 of November), St.Gallen Institute of Management in Asia offered its popular Asia Compact course for Master students of the University of St.Gallen - Fintech Innovation in Singapore and Southeast Asia (FISSA). Taught by Dr. Mato Njavro, this dynamic course provided students with an overview of the exciting Fintech landscape in Singapore and Southeast Asia.

In recent years, Fintech has taken the world by storm and Singapore has been at the forefront of this Fintech revolution. In addition to Dr. Njavro’s lectures on current trends in the Fintech industry, students had a chance to visit some of the most innovative and exciting companies in this sector as well as important Government institutions. During the visit to the Economic Development Board, students learned that the only thing constant about Singapore’s economic development is change. Students learned the story of Singapore’s impressive economic transformation and development. FISSA students visited leading companies from various domains of the fintech universe (mobile payments, digital wealth management aka. ‘’robo-advisors’’, blockchain & etc.) and learned directly from entrepreneurs behind these ventures.

FISSA students also visited Stashaway, a leading digital wealth management platform in Southeast Asia. FISSA class hosted Mr. Vadim Shpak, a Managing Director from a leading Venture Capital fund in the Southeast Asia, Vickers Ventures. Mr. Shpak spoke to students about VC’s perspective on the fintech industry and shared some valuable advice on fundraising process for young entrepreneurs. The class also hosted Dr. Hrnjic, from the Asian Institute of Digital Finance. It was truly an unforgettable week for all students who came away with broadened perspectives on the Fintech industry in Singapore and Southeast Asia.