Executive Certificate in RegTech - HKU SPACE: Finance and Compliance courses
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Executive Certificate in RegTech

Course Code
Application Code
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Start Date
To be advised
4 months
Course Fee
HK$9000 per programme
How to Apply
Deadline on 05 Feb 2021 (Fri)
2867 8322
2861 0278

The programme aims to equip students with the latest knowledge in innovation and applications of regulatory technology (RegTech). Students will learn how RegTech transforms the financial industry and presents business challenges to the industry.

The programme will cover the contemporary issues, regulatory framework and the impacts of RegTech. Computational tools will be used to illustrate the different regulatory techniques.

The program is approved to be an eligible FIS course under the WAM Pilot Programme.   For further information, please refer to the WAM Pilot Programme website.​

Programme Objectives

The programme aims to equip students with the latest knowledge in innovation and applications of regulatory technology (RegTech). Students will learn how RegTech transforms the financial industry and presents business challenges to the industry. The programme will cover the contemporary issues, regulatory framework and the impacts of RegTech. Computational tools will be used to illustrate the different regulatory techniques.

On completion of the programme, students should be able to 

1.    analyze the practice of technological innovations related to the RegTech;
2.    discuss the regulatory framework and legal issues around RegTech in financial sector;
3.    examine the impacts of RegTech applications in financial sector; and
4.    apply computational tools to value the effectiveness of RegTech setting.

Executive Certificate in RegTech will be awarded to candidates who have achieved at least 70% attendance as well as attain pass grades of the programme.


WAM Pilot Programme



Executive Certificate in RegTech (ECRT) is one of the eligible courses under the Financial Incentive Scheme for Professional Training (the Scheme) of the Pilot Programme to Enhance Talent Training for the Asset and Wealth Management Sector (the WAM Pilot Programme), funded by the HKSAR government.  Under the Scheme, eligible individuals will be reimbursed 80% of the eligible course fees, subject to a maximum of $10,000 (Note: The cap was $7,000 prior to 17 April 2020.) per person throughout the period of 1 October 2016 to 31 March 2023.

Participants who meet the eligibility criteria, attendance requirement and completion of the the programme can apply for reimbursement under the Scheme.

Eligibility:  Please refer the details at the WAM Pilot Programme website.

Attendance Requirement:

  • The minimum class attendance requirement is 70%.
  • Attend the whole programme session.
  • Participants will not be given attendance record if they are late and/ or absent from the programme session for more than 15 minutes.
  • Attendance for the entire programme is signified by the sign-in and sign-out records on the attendance form.

Satisfactory completion of the ECRT programme: Eligible participants who wish to apply for reimbursement under the Scheme must follow the conditions govern the award of the programme to meet the requirements under the Scheme.

  • A student must be registered on this programme.
  • A student must have paid all due fees and amounts to HKU SPACE.
  • A student must have been examined in all the prescribed course work.
  • A student must have achieved Pass grades.
  • A student must have complied with the Regulations and its amendments made from time to time.


Application to reimburse the course fee, together with the required documents, must be submitted within FOUR months from the programme completion date. For ECRT programme, eligible participants can apply for course reimbursement upon satisfactory completion of the programme. A Letter of Completion will be issued to the eligible participants as a proof of completion of the ECRT course. The Letter of Completion will be sent to eligible participants by post upon completion of the ECRT programme.  

For further information, please refer to the WAM Pilot Programme website (www.wamtalent.org.hk) or contact the Programme team.



Chief Data Scientist, CapitaLogic Limited

Dr. Lam Yat-fai is the Chief Data Scientist of CapitaLogic Limited and Adjunct Professor of Finance, City University of Hong Kong.  He graduated from the City University of Hong Kong with a Doctor of Business Administration degree and holds the CFA, CAIA, CAMS, CFE, FRM, PRM, MCSE and MCNE professional designations.  Dr. LAM has worked for bank regulator, international bank and sovereign wealth fund, specializing in the areas of anti-money laundering, regulatory technology and credit risk management.

Mr. Ken Liu

Mr. Ken Liu, co-founder and CTO of Datatact Ltd, a startup focus on AI, Machine Learning and Big Data analytics. He is a hands on expert in his specialized area for over 10 years. Prior to Datatact, Ken worked at Citi, HSBC, Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank and Credit Suisse as Algo-Trading developer. Ken earned a Master in Computer Science from USC and a Bachelor in Computer Science from University of Warwick.

Mr. Henrique Centieiro

Henrique is working as Innovation Project Manager for HSBC Hong Kong implementing Blockchain and Innovation Projects. With 15 years experience in the financial industry and extensive experience managing Blockchain and Fintech projects, in the last few years he has implemented multiple Fintech related projects leveraging public and private blockchains such as Ethereum, Hyperledger Fabric and Corda to bring business value to corporate customers and financial industry. As a Project Manager, he puts together and manages the different stakeholders including developers, vendors, business stakeholders, customers and other project and technological stakeholders.

Henrique is also a Scrum Master and an AWS Certified Architect, Developer and Sysops Admin, Certified Blockchain Architect and Certified Corda Blockchain Developer. He has been teaching Blockchain and Fintech for the last 4 years and is also a frequent speaker in Blockchain, Fintech and Supply Chain conferences. 

Mr. Andre Leung   

Andre Leung is a Regtech and Suptech expert with international financial services experience based in London, New York, San Francisco, Hong Kong and Singapore from Computer Associates, Accenture, Moody's Analytics and Thomson Reuters. He is a professional consultant providing AML/CFT expertise to Licensed Corporations and Regulators from developed economics. He is CEO of Aereve, a Regtech and Suptech company, specialising in AML/CFT regulatory effectiveness. Andre holds MA and BA in Mathematics from Oxford University, United Kingdom and Executive MBA from Kellogg-HKUST EMBA program, USA. Andre is the co-founder and general manager of Sports for Hope Foundation, a charitable organization to boost funding to young highly-talented underprivileged athletes in Hong Kong.

Mr. SK Lee

SK Lee is currently the Chief Compliance Officer of RD Wallet Technologies Limited, which is a fintech company providing innovative solutions for payments amongst local and overseas corporate customers.  He is also acting as a Consultant in ZA International.

Before taking up the current roles, he was the Senior Executive in Business Development focusing on the Greater Bay Area, and the Head of Financial Crime Compliance in Hang Seng Bank Limited during 2014 to 2020.  He also spent 9 years in Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited performing various compliance roles and the last position was the Head of Compliance in Retail Clients.  During 1996 to 2006, SK worked in the Hong Kong Monetary Authority in both Banking Supervision and Banking Policy Departments.

SK is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and Certified AML Professional (CAMLP), and a member of the Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute (MHKSI).  He also holds Master degrees in law (LLM, Common Law, CUHK), in banking (MSc Banking, CityU) and Asian Studies (MA, HKU), and Bachelor degrees in Public & Social Administration (BA(Hons) PSA, CityU) and law (LLB, MMU UK).

Application Code 1870-EP167A -


It comprises 30 contact hours which including 21 hours lectures and 9 hours practical classes in computer laboratory.

1.    Introduction to RegTech
•    Emergence of RegTech in financial world
•    Technology innovations of RegTech
•    How RegTech improve the efficiency and cost saving for business processes

2.    Regulatory and Legal Issues around RegTech
•    Global trends and government initiatives in RegTech
•    Introduction to HKMA’s Fintech Supervisory Sandbox
•    Regulation vs Privacy
•    New compliances and new monitoring processes
•    Detect compliance and regulatory risk
•    Assess risk exposure and anticipate future threats
•    The relationship between compliances and design of RegTech system

3.    AI and Machine learnings in RegTech
•    Big data processing techniques
•    The use of text analysis and Optical Character Recognition (OCR)
•    The operation on sentiment analysis
•    Interpretation of data thru various computational tools

4.    RegTech in cyber risk management 
•    How to identify potential cyberattacks and suspicious activities by using RegTech
•    Multitude of behavioural information
•    Behavioural biometric techniques
•    Activity logs
•    Robotic Process Automation (RPA)

5.    RegTech in credit risk management
•    How to improve the manual verified processes, reduce human errors and inefficiency by using RegTech
•    The use of data-driven estimation
•    Supervised Machine Learning (SML)-based methods to streamline corporate loan underwriting
•    Optical Character Recognition (OCR)
•    Text analysis
•    Linguistic analysis
•    Sentiment analysis

6.    RegTech in financial crime compliance 
•    How to prevent crimes and fraud by using RegTech
•    Holograms and facial recognition
•    Transaction monitoring
•    Application Programming Interfaces (API)
•    Fraud detection
•    AML/CFT surveillance technologies


Students will be assessed by one individual assignment (70%) and in-class computer assignments (30%).  All assignments will be assessed  in English. 

Executive Certificate in RegTech will be awarded to candidates who have achieved at least 70% attendance as well as attain pass grades of the programme.

Feb 2020 intake

Executive Certificate in RegTech





23 Feb 2021 (Tue)    

7:00pm - 10:00 pm



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Applicants shall: 

(i.) a bachelor’s degree awarded by a recognized institution or equivalent; or
(ii.) an Associate Degree / a Higher Diploma awarded by a recognized institution or equivalent and have at least 2 years of work experience.

Applicants with other qualifications will be considered on individual merit.

Application Fee

HK$150 HK$150 (Non-refundable)

Course Fee
  • Course Fee : HK$9000 per programme

Application Form Application Form

Enrolment Method
  1. Complete the application form.
  2. Submit the application form with the following documents:

(a) CERTIFIED TRUE COPIES of all relevant academic and/or professional qualifications (please also bring along the originals of these documents for certification at HKU SPACE enrollment center);

(b) CERTIFIED TRUE COPIES of HKID card / passport and visa (if applicable); 

(c) a non-refundable application fee of HK$150 by crossed cheque made payable to “HKU SPACE”; and 

The complete set of application forms with all relevant supporting documents may be submitted in person to any HKU SPACE enrollment centers.  

**Double-sided printing is much appreciated.**

Payment Method

Cash or EPS are accepted at any HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres.


Course fees can also be paid by crossed cheque or bank draft made payable to “HKU SPACE”. Please write the programme title(s)  and the applicant’s name on the back of the cheque. You may either:

  • in person by submitting the payment, completed form(s), and required supporting documents to any of our enrolment centres; or
  • by mailing the above documents to any of our enrolment centres, specifying “Course Application” on the envelope. 

Course applicants, who are holders of HKU SPACE MasterCard, can enjoy a 10-month interest-free instalment period for courses of HK$2,000 and over. For enquiries, please contact our enrolment centres.


Online payment for short courses (first come, first served) and selected award-bearing programmes is available using PPS, VISA or MasterCard. Please refer to the Online Services page on the School website.


  1. For general and short courses, applicants may be required to pay the course fee in cash or by EPS, Visa or MasterCard if the course is to start shortly.
  2. Fees paid are not refundable except under very exceptional circumstances (e.g. course cancellation due to insufficient enrolment), subject to the School’s discretion. In exceptional cases where a refund is approved, fees paid by cash, EPS, cheque or online PPS will be reimbursed by a cheque; fees paid by credit card will be reimbursed to credit card account used for payment.
  3. In addition to the published fees, there may be additional costs associated with individual programmes. Please refer to the relevant course brochures or direct any enquiries to the relevant programme teams for details.
  4. Fees and places on courses are not transferrable. Once accepted onto a course, the student may not change to another course without approval from HKU SPACE. A processing fee of HK$120 will be levied on each approved transfer.
  5. HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of payment, receipt, or personal information sent by mail.
  6. For additional copies of receipts, please aubmit a completed form, a sufficiently stamped and self-addressed envelope, and a crossed cheque for HK$30 per copy made payable to ‘HKU SPACE’ to any of our enrolment centres. Such copies will normally be issued at the end of a course.
  7. Classes are expected to be held at HKU SPACE learning centers. The health and safety of our students is our top priority. If the situation in Hong Kong requires, HKU SPACE reserves the right to move some classes to other locations, including online teaching platforms.
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