Having worked in Financial Services for over 20 years, I was keen to gain an understanding of what is coming down the track in terms of evolving technologies and how these can sit alongside the highly regulated status of the industry. The PAT Fintech Certificate in Risk and Compliance, run in conjunction with the ACOI, did not disappoint in providing new insights each and every week. Via the guest speakers and through discussions with the course managers (thanks Andrew & Larry!) & with the other students, we had the opportunity to both see some of these new technologies and to consider how they can fit into the existing regulatory framework – or indeed how that framework may need to develop. There was a very broad mix of industry professionals involved which greatly enhanced my experience of the subject matter at hand. This course is very much a case of the journey (weekly classes) being more important than the destination (if that is defined as an exam) and the 3 hours every Tuesday night on zoom was a pleasure rather than a chore.
I have been in Financial Services for more than 50 years and managing development of technologies for intermediaries, lenders, and insurers, for more than 25 years. Our softwares are used in more than 300 offices in Ireland.
I did the Fintech certificate course, arranged by ACOI, so that I could keep up to date on developments in the sector around the new emerging technologies and compliant implementations in same.
I was not disappointed. The changes coming are exciting and very challenging.
The course managers did a superb job in setting the syllabus and the programme. The range and quality of guest lectures were simply great, engaging and well presented in the online environment.
Thanks for the opportunity and all the support to, Course Managers, Andrew Quinn, and Larry Gordon of, Pat Fintech
I thank all the other course participants for the interaction and dialogue.
Highly recommend this brilliant course. Andrew and Larry are great, they created a very interactive environment and made the course enjoyable and very interesting. The expert guest speakers each week were very engaging, created a great atmosphere and discussions.
As someone with little to no knowledge of the FinTech space I have to say what a great learning experience over the last 18 weeks.
Subjects covered varied, guests lecturers knowledgeable and the course delivered in a very open and friendly manner.
I would highly recommend this course to anyone working currently in financial services or with an interest in this changing landscape. I have already taken subjects covered and applied them to my everyday role.
A special thanks to Larry and Andrew for creating such a great learning environment and to all on the course for their input over the weeks.
What a fantastic course. Hats off to Larry & Andrew (plus background team) for pulling together the weekly lectures with phenomenal guest speakers from across the fintech and regulatory environments (to name a few). There was never a session where something new or interesting was not learned. It was engaging and always relevant, and catered to people of all ranges of experience and expertise. The availability of course content online (including class recordings) was very helpful and enabled us to reinforce what was learned at home in our own time. It’s a testament to the team and to the success of the course that a diploma offering is now on the table. Highly recommend taking it if you have the opportunity.
This was a new subject for me and although nervous I took on the challenge and signed up, at the very least I would learn something new and achieve something during an endless lockdown!
The course was informative, it covered familiar topics within the general compliance context but approached them from the FinTech angle; new concepts were introduced which gave me whole new perspectives. The course itself was interactive, discussion and debate were actively encouraged. The lectures followed a format which I thought worked well and the time flew by every Tuesday evening; the Kahoots were lots of fun and brought out a very competitive streak!
One highlight was that each week different guest lectures from the industry presented and this gave us valuable insight into the practical application of FinTech in the Fund Services industry. Another was the enthusiasm and determination PAT faculty gave to designing and delivering the course, they were quick to adapt to people’s needs and feedback. I think this course will go from strength to strength
And finally, it was great to be part of a class, to get to meet great people and learn from their experiences.
It was 18 weeks well spent.
I would highly recommend the Certificate in Fintech Risk and Compliance. The course content was engaging and industry relevant. This was backed up by presentations from a host of industry experts who engaged with the class in a fun and interactive way.
Excellent course brilliant delivery in introducing students to compliance in FinTechs by subject matter experts. Highly recommend this course
I did a lot of studying and completed a lot of courses in my life but this one was by far the best.
It is all about the risk and compliance in FinTech environment and these may be very similar to risk and compliance in the traditional financial institutions but they are so much more interesting. 🙂 Or maybe it is just the way Larry and Andrew run this course that makes the regs and legs nearly.. exciting! It is a workshop style course which forces you to think, discover solutions to real life queries and problems, solve the case studies and discuss with your colleagues. The quality of speakers and their passion for a subject and for FinTech environment in general turns weekly sessions into a live discussion, sometimes an argument (regulate or not regulate?!). All of these makes it a great learning experience and I would definitely recommend it!
The most practical and insightful course I have been on for some time. Thoughtfully delivered in a pragmatic manner, particularly given the current environment we find ourselves in. The course covered very topical themes and concepts from a broad range of subject matter and industry experts, which is its unique selling point.
A special mention to Andrew Quinn and Larry Gordon, who were excellent mentors, and teachers and as enthusiastic about Fintech as the course participants.