Eddie Lee Speaks at Fintech Law Asia 2016 Conference - Nagoya, Japan

Eddie Lee, Managing Director of New Union Singapore, was invited to represent Singapore and speak at the Fintech Law Asia Conference at Nagoya University, Japan, from the 27th to 29th April 2016, together with other Fintech platform representatives from New Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, and Japan.

Eddie Lee, Managing Director of New Union Singapore, attends Fintech Law Asia 2016.

In continuation to the research paper (Harnessing Potential – The Asia-Pacific Alternative Finance Benchmarking Report) which was put together by Cambridge University, Tsinghua University, University of Sydney Business School and KPMG, with resources collected from 503 platforms across 17 Asia Pan Pacific Countries, Fintech Law Asia 2016 was configured.

The Conference which was launched to address the fast changing environment for financial firms, aimed to gather industry participants and legal scholars for a session of dialogue and exchange, shedding light on the trend of finance shifting online. Many lawyers who were in the finance practice to Securities Firms also graced the Conference to exchange value and deepen insights.


Speakers at Fintech Law Asia 2016

The Conference topics covered include Virtual Currencies, Block Chain, Crowdfunding and different Securities Act implemented by each platform in their country. Some of the other platforms which shared are: 

Real Estate Crowdfunding: Ownersbook.jp and Golend

Equity Based Crowdfunding: Alix Global and Equitise  

Debt-Based Crowdfunding: New Union, Crowdcredit, Crowdbank Corp and Maneo

Hybrid of Equity and Debt Crowdfunding: Music Securities

As one of the main highlights, the participants of the Conference had the opportunity to learn from Mr. Robert Wardrop, Executive Director for Alternative Finance in Cambridge University, who weighed in with his vast global understanding on Alternative Financing, sharing generously on how behavioural patterns of Investors shift with time and maturity of the platforms in the Industry. 

During Eddie’s sharing, he shared with the crowd on the current Fintech climate in Singapore and how National Regulators are looking at the industry. 

Managing Director of New Union Singapore, Eddie Lee selfies with Mr. Robert Wardrop, Executive Director for Alternative Finance in Cambridge University, over dinner.

Eddie dining with Mr. Wardrop and representatives of Fintech platforms from New Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, and Japan. Say ‘Konichiwa’, everyone!

In a nut shell, Fintech Law Asia 2016 was an insightful learning Conference, with the Question and Answer segment being the most beneficial all thanks to the well-learnt Mr. Wardrop who directed loaded questions at the panelists, said Eddie.

 

About Fintech Law in Asia 2016

Fintech Law in Asia 2016 focuses on the recently rapid development of Fintech in Asia-Pacific region. It was held at Nagoya University, Japan from the 27th to 29th April 2016 with the attendances of industry participants and legal scholars from New Zealand, Singapore, Australia, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Japan.

About New Union Singapore

Established in 2013 with the vision to connect local businesses, New Union is Singapore's largest Business Financing Platform where local businesses seeking short-term financing connect with individuals and businesses seeking short-term investments. 

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