Finance 2.0 Comes Back on March 9th / These are the Highlights & Get 20% Discountby Fintechnews Switzerland March 2, 2016
Switzerland’s first and leading Finance 2.0 & Fintech conference, will be back on March 09, 2016, with a list of high-profile speakers that will tackle all things fintech.
In just a few days, the Finance 2.0 Conference will take place in Schiffbau Zurich and is expected to bring together major names from the fintech sector, financial services industry and startup ecosystem, for an event dedicated to innovation and digitalization in the area of finance and banking.
The event will be the opportunity for financiers, bankers, investors and startup entrepreneurs to meet, network, and hear some of the world’s leading innovators on the future of money.
This time, Finance 2.0 Conference will feature speakers such as Janos Barberis from FintechHK, Ramin Nirouman from FinLead and Tom Sprenger from CTO AdNovum, who will tackle a wide range of topics including the future of wealth management, cybersecurity, and the place of Switzerland in the global fintech scene.
A “Showtime” session will give prominence to the startup scene with presentations from players that include Lend, Fundbase, IDnow, Amareos. An independent jury will select out of all applications the top 6 fintechs.
The Finance 2.0 Conference is organized by Rino Borini, Patrick Widmer (both from financialmedia) and Marc P. Bernegger (Serial Entrepreneur) and was initiated early 2013 by Christian König.
Marc P. Bernegger, a serial web entrepreneur and fintech investor, told Bitcoin.com in an interview that Switzerland is a country where people are fond of using new technology, especially when it comes to innovations that are of benefit to the financial sector.
Since Finance 2.0’s inception in October 2013, its audience grew from a crowd of 200 to up to 370 people and the trend isn’t expected to go down.
“As demand grows, so does supply, and the Swiss financial center is increasingly spawning innovative fintech startups,” Bernegger said. “When it comes to consumer-facing web and financial technologies, the greater Zurich area is the undisputed innovation hub.”
As one of the world’s leading financial centers, Switzerland has got many competitive advantages to offer. This includes an extensive list of financial technology achievements, education resources and successful businesses. But most particularly, Finance 2.0’s purpose is to push Zurich into becoming what it is meant to be: a major fintech hub.
“The greater Zurich area is the undisputed innovation hub. Zurich is not only home to technoparks and the ETH, the leading university in continental Europe, but also to Google’s largest engineering office outside of the US and other global players in ICT such as IBM, Evernote, Disney Research and Kayak.”
Rino Borini, main-organizer of the Finance 2.0 Conference, is now also board members of Descartes Finance, a newly announced fintech startup. The company, founded by former UBS and Credit Suisse banker Adriano B. Lucatelli, is expected to launch some time this month a new wealth management platform that would be the “iTunes for Wealth Management.”
The platform will rely on so-called “intelligent” strategies, or Smart Beta, that are geared towards indexes, in which equity is weighed according to the market capitalization or bonds according tot he gross domestic product.
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