Rebooting finance: how can fintech shape a more inclusive financial system? What role does venture capital play as an alternative funding source?
Banking development in Asia, with a more focus on corporate lending, is leaving 800 million Asians without access to traditional banking. Meanwhile, innovations like mobile banking, crowdfunding and blockchain have radically transformed the way we shop, pay, even purchase insurance, making financial services more inclusive and purposeful. What is the future of traditional banks? How should governments and regulators facilitate digital finance and at the same time manage cybersecurity and other risks? And how can women’s perspectives enable financial products and the regulations that govern them to reflect users’ and clients’ needs?
In this conversation, I speak to how while we importantly work on the marginalized and underbanked, we need to also work on the top 20% that will innovate and create solutions that not just benefit women, but the entire society. We need a longer-term view in particular in emerging markets where disruption is possible and imminent.
Tune in to our panel below at Women Forum Asia in Singapore, 2019.
Moderator: Natalia Blokhina, Co-founder, Brighter Ventures
– Sarah Chen, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, The Billion Dollar Fund for Women
– Agnes Hugot, CEO & Co-founder, Fast Track Trade
– Rashmi Kwatra, Founder & Chief Investment Officer, Sixteenth Street Capital