About the program

The Fintech and Regulatory Innovation (FTRI) program is a tutor-led online program delivered to senior policymakers and regulators at central banks, security agencies and ministries of finance. Over nine weeks, participants learn essential concepts concerning the technologies and business models that are transforming the financial industry. The focus of the program is on formulating evidence-based regulatory, supervisory, and policy responses to the development of financial technology.

Participants are taught by leading economists, lawyers, engineers, regulators, and development professionals in interactive online lectures. Each participant is also guided by an expert tutor in small tutorial groups and is helped to develop a capstone project that they then present in their own organization. Previous projects have included the launch of new regulatory and market development initiatives, improvements to existing innovation offices, and the formation of inter-jurisdictional collaborations.

To date, over 1,200 central banks, security agencies, and ministry of finance officials have been trained through the program, from more than 300 organizations in more than 140 jurisdictions. This has been made possible through generous support from the UK Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office and the UK Commonwealth Secretariat, the Asian Development Bank Institute, and the Inter-American Development Bank.

What you can get out of the program

The FTRI program enables financial regulators, supervisors, and policymakers to:

  • A focused program instruction delivered to small, interactive peer-learning groups
  • Chance to learn from high-profile guest speakers and study with peers from around the world
  • Full support along the way with a dedicated administrative contact and tutor
  • Access to feedback from the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) of the University of Cambridge Judge Business School faculty and fellows
  • Online study in a convenient learning environment
  • Access to the CCAF global alumni of regulators and policymakers
  • Participation in a program with an average NPS (Net Promoter Score) of 90

Download the FTRI program brochure.