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Shimon Kogan, Affiliate Professor of Finance — Fintech 101 | by Anirudh Singh | Wharton FinTech

In at this time’s episode I’m joined by Shimon Kogan, Affiliate Professor of Finance with positions at Arison College of Enterprise, Reichman College and The Wharton College.

Shimon and I cowl a variety of matters, together with:

Shimon’s Fintech Course:
I took Professor Kogan’s fintech course at Wharton, and instantly after the primary class knew that I needed him on the present. The course highlights the rise and success of the fintech trade, together with case research on Ant, LendingClub and R3. Key matters within the course and on the episode embrace:

  • Why fintech is extra tech than monetary companies
  • The rise of fintech after the 2008 monetary disaster
  • Inefficiencies and alternatives in monetary companies general (together with a take a look at worldwide cash transfers)
  • Improved lending by way of different knowledge
  • The affect of improved tech (like machine studying and blockchain) on the trade

Why Fintech is a Nice Business for Younger Professionals:
Professor Kogan sees vital additional potential for progress within the fintech trade, sighting that monetary companies makes up 7% of worldwide GDP, and due to this fact fintech has solely scratched its floor. He additionally believes the trade is especially nice for younger professionals that worth quantitative and inventive considering, and those who place an emphasis on entrepreneurship and innovation. Lastly, with the rise of defi and net 3, Professor Kogan sees fintech changing into much more embedded in on a regular basis life. We additionally contact on the success of fintech internationally, sighting the scale of the underbanked inhabitants, the small enterprise panorama, the quantity of enterprise capital cash within the space, and the steadiness of the regulatory atmosphere as key success components for world firms.

What Professor Kogan is Most Excited About Shifting Ahead:
Professor Kogan highlights a number of areas he’s significantly enthusiastic about, and which will play a fair bigger position in his class transferring ahead, together with:

  • Blockchain, crypto, defi, and the potential of composable world open-source monetary companies (Professor Kogan plans to pilot further teachings on crypto and defi within the subsequent 12 months)
  • Embedded insurance coverage and the power of machine studying and blockchain to rework how info will get captured


Shimon Kogan:
Prof. Kogan is an Affiliate Professor of Finance, with positions at IDC Herzliya and the Wharton College. He was on the school at MIT Sloan, Carnegie Mellon College, College of Texas at Austin, and Duke. He held a number of investment-management positions and board advisory roles. He earned his MBA and PhD from the College of California at Berkeley and his BA from Tel Aviv College.

Dr. Kogan’s analysis focuses on behavioral finance with utility to capital markets. He’s taken with understanding how info is processed in markets and his strategy is interdisciplinary, integrating instruments and insights from machine studying and AI. His analysis appeared in a number of the career’s high journals such because the Assessment of Monetary Research, Journal of Finance, and the American Financial Assessment, and he was invited to current his work in main conferences and universities, resembling MIT, Wharton, Harvard, and Yale.

His instructing is targeted on machine studying, knowledge science, and blockchain, and their implications for finance. He has been instructing Fintech, Knowledge Science for Finance, Funding, Portfolio Administration, Derivatives, and Behavioral Finance. He’s concerned with a number of startups within the fintech area and is usually invited to discuss these points in each tutorial and practitioners’ conferences.


Concerning the Creator:
Anirudh Singh is a second-year MBA Candidate at The Wharton College, the place he’s a part of the Wharton FinTech Podcast staff. He has a ardour for financial growth, enterprise capital, monetary companies, and all issues FinTech. Don’t hesitate to achieve out with questions, feedback, suggestions, and alternatives at

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