SAIF Academically Supports the 4th Shanghai International Fintech Forum


On December 17, 2022, the 4th Shanghai International Fintech Forum was held by the Shanghai Fintech Industry Alliance (SFIA) in Shanghai, with academic support from SAIF. With the theme of “New Journey, New Development, New Challenge: Fintech in the Digital Economy Era”, the forum consisted of a main forum and five parallel forums. It featured discussions on digital finance, talent building, new financial infrastructure, and smart pensions.  Participants discussed the in-depth application of cutting-edge technology in the financial industry and the development of fintech in the digital economy era. 

The Shanghai Fintech Talent Training Base was also announced to be launched in the forum. With the advantages of ecological agglomeration and spatial location of industrial parks and industries, the base will create a platform for matching the supply and demand of financial technology talent. A joint training base and a standard certification center will also be established. The base will help those with fintech talent to be more market-oriented, professional, and practical. It will also promote the upgrading of Shanghai as a Fintech Center. SAIF will jointly build the training base as one of the first academic institutions to do so.

During the forum, the 2021 Shanghai Fintech Development White Paper was also released. This is the third consecutive year for the SFIA to release the White Paper.

A series of initiatives for the construction of the Shanghai Fintech Center was launched as well. Twenty-six projects were selected for the Shanghai Capital Market Fintech Innovation Pilot, covering various business scenarios in capital management technology, information technology infrastructure, compliance and supervision, business assistance, and customer service. SFIA established two new committees to promote the development of the fintech industry, namely “The Smart Finance Committee” and “Frontier Technology and Security Committee”.