Strathclyde Business School and FinTech Scotland in strategic partnership agreement

From left - Eleanor Shaw and Stephen Ingledew at the signing
From left - Eleanor Shaw and Stephen Ingledew at the signing

Strathclyde Business School signed a strategic partnership agreement with FinTech Scotland at the Future of Fintech event on September 12, the headline event of the three week Scotland Fintech Festival 2019.

Professor Eleanor Shaw, Senior Vice Dean of Strathclyde Business School, welcomed delegates to the event and signed the strategic partnership agreement alongside Stephen Ingledew, CEO of Fintech Scotland.

This strategic partnership cements the growing relationship between Strathclyde and FinTech Scotland and provides a great platform for further collaboration between the two organisations and Scotland’s growing fintech community.

Professor Shaw said, “We are delighted to enter into a strategic partnership agreement with FinTech Scotland. Fintech is one of our key strategic priorities and we are committed to being at the heart of Glasgow – and Scotland’s – fintech community. We set up the Centre for Financial Regulation and Innovation at Strathclyde Business School, pioneered Scotland’s first MSc in fintech in September 2017 and most recently created a fintech Incubator to stimulate new opportunities and develop ideas.

“Fintech is at the heart of our teaching, research and industry engagement, and this is our next step in developing and strengthening the fintech ecosystem. The University as a whole is committed to strengthening relationships with established financial services institutions as well as emerging fintechs.”

Stephen Ingledew said, “This partnership builds on the exciting work which Strathclyde has been doing in developing the fintech cluster as part of the Glasgow City Innovation District. It includes areas around supporting fintech start-ups, collaboration in the industry and the development of talent across the fintech sector.

“The University of Strathclyde has demonstrated global leadership in fintech and this is further reflected by the hosting of the first ever fintech national network conference in October, bringing together innovators and fintech hubs from across the UK.”

At what was the fourth Future of Fintech event, which focused on Artificial Intelligence and its Fintech applications, Professor Shaw, Stephen Ingledew and Dr Phil Considine of Policy at Strathclyde discussed key policy drivers for Fintech and how its growth can be supported.

 Alistair Haig of the University of Edinburgh examined machine learning and the role of professional analysts, followed by Dr James Bowden of SBS who analysed financial digital footprints. Dr Roland Gemayel of Kings College London then spoke on Herding and the performance of crypto traders.

A panel discussion on artificial intelligence and its impact on finance drew the event to a close with Matthew Welstead of Listings ledger, James Varga of the ID Co and Richard Carter of Previse participating. 

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