Fintech in Asia is booming. In 2016 alone investments into Asian Fintech companies reached over $ 11bn, and exceeded investments into the sector in the US and Europe, data from CB Insights shows. Amongst Asian destinations for these investments, Hong Kong emerged as one of the main contenders. Hong Kong is recognized as a leading international financial centre, and has over 260 banks and over $ 124bn managed by its private equity sector (16% of the Asian total).

On top of that it serves as super connector to China, thanks to its location and initiatives such as Shanghai-HK Stock Connect and Shenzen-HK Stock Connect. It also benefits from a low and simple tax system, rule of law and pro-Fintech regulation (that includes Fintech Supervisory Sandbox put in place by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, as well as Fintech facilitation offices set up within the Securities and Futures Commission and the insurance regulator office). It is also a host of a number of Fintech-related conferences and events, such as HK Fintech Week , which will take place this year between October 23rd and 27th.

FinTech startups  planning to explore opportunities for their businesses in Hong Kong, can contact the dedicated InvestHK FinTech team in Hong Kong, UK and US are the primary points of contact to receive free, confidential and customized services and assistances.

To learn more about Fintech developments in Hong Kong, as well as to meet InvestHK representatives based in Silicon Valley, attend:

1) Untapped opportunities in Asian Fintech + launch of HK Fintech Week eventJuly 27th (Thursday) – 6pm – 8pm – Startup Basecamp, 900 Franklin St, San Francisco, CA

2) Fintech opportunities in AsiaAugust 8th (Tuesday) – 6pm – 8pm – Plug & Play Tech Center, 440 N Wolfe St, Sunnyvale

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Pemo Theodore

Pemo Theodore is a Media Publisher & Event Producer and a great people connector.. She is Founder/CEO Silicon Valley TV which has served the San Francisco Bay Area for 11 years! She has produced Silicon Valley Events for Investors & Startups for 9 years. Pemo loves to video interview venture capitalists & founders to engage the human behind the success stories.. She has been Executive Producer of FinTech Silicon Valley for 5 years, organizing twice monthly FinTech talks & panels in San Francisco & Palo Alto. She believes in learning through a great discussion with experts in the domains. Pemo has a talent to bring the right people together and is an incredible networker. Pemo's events have been seen as supporting Venture Capitalists & Angels in sourcing great deal flow from startups who attend her events. Many founders have received funding through meeting investors at her events. Her favored medium is visual media and she has built up a great body of work of videos of panels & interviews in Silicon Valley.startup ecosystem.

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