Founder & CEO, FinTech Hong Kong
Janos Barberis’ expertise regards the new regulatory considerations generated by the development of the FinTech Sector. He founded FinTech HK, which he established to spur Hong Kong's FinTech eco-system. This led him to produce Hong Kong’s first FinTech report viewed over 17’000 times. He was appointed as a Senior Research Fellow at the Asian Institute of International Financial Law (at The University of Hong Kong) specifically focusing on developing regional Fintech regulatory frameworks. In parallel, Janos sits on the advisory board of the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) FinTech Committee.
Previously, Janos was an Associate at a prospective UK retail bank, Lintel, helping it to secure a banking license from the PRA & FCA. His role follows a specialist interest developed over 7 years, in financial systems and their stability. Notably, Janos proposed to reform the Chinese shadow banking sector by developing P2P lending channels.
Janos holds an LLM in Corporate and Financial Law (HKU) as well as a BSc in Economics & Finance and LLB in Law (UK). Having been awarded a Postgraduate Scholarship, he will be a forthcoming PhD candidate at HKU Law School working on strategies to enhance Hong Kong’s financial centre status by designing the adequate regulatory framework.