CFFT programme recognised for its contributions to FinTech education

The College’s BSc Computational Finance and Financial Technology (CFFT), was presented with the IFTA FinTech Education Honorary Award by the Institute of Financial Technologists of Asia (IFTA) at an award ceremony held at the MIT HK Innovation Node in Kowloon Tong on 4 September 2020.

With the theme "Transforming FinTech Communities with Competence, Character, and Care," IFTA organised the IFTA FinTech Achievement Awards 2019 to recognise talents and enterprises in pursuing creative solutions that address business and social needs. Awardees were chosen in recognition of their contributions to improving FinTech education quality and awareness in Hong Kong.

Dr Alvin Leung, Deputy Programme Leader and Stream Advisor of Financial Technology Stream of CFFT said, "The award from IFTA is a recognition of the endeavours of three Departments in the College, namely, Department of Information Systems, Department of Economics and Finance, and Department of Management Sciences, in student-centric learning, knowledge transfer, and interdisciplinary education."

CFFT, one of the College’s flagship undergraduate programmes, aims to provide students with solid research, quantitative and technology training in finance. Students can opt for one of two streams, Computational Finance or Financial Technology.