Digital Finance and Regulatory Landscape: Malaysian Experience

Webinar Series 2020-2021: Financial Transformation, Credit Markets and Household Debt in Southeast Asia

About the Webinar

Financial Technology (FinTech) has emerged as a disruptive force in the financial services (Finserv) industry. There is a need for an effective regulatory perimeter to include expanded Finserv ecosystem to have a quicker maturity and wide accessibility of FinTech platforms. Regulators across the globe are making sure that Digital Finance is not bypassing existing regulations and at the same time implementing new regulations to cover the scope of digital finance and FinTech providers. Malaysian Central Bank and Capital Market regulator is no different in this approach. This webinar will share the development of Digital finance, FinTech regulatory development in Malaysia and how it might be relevant within South East Asia.

More info about the webinar series here.

(Webinar will be held at 2.00 pm instead of 4.00 pm)

About the Speaker

Nafis Alam is currently working as a Professor of Finance and Head of School of Accounting and Finance at Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation (APU). He previously served as an Associate Professor of Finance at Henley Business School Malaysia and at Nottingham University Business School. His scholarly articles have been published in leading journals including The World Economy, RIBAF, JBEF Emerging Markets Review, Pacific-Basin Finance Journal, Journal of Asset Management, Journal of Banking Regulation among others. He has also co-authored eight books on Islamic Finance/FinTech. He was featured as a Professor of the Month by Financial Times (FT) in 2014 and received an award for Upcoming Personality in Islamic Finance in 2016 presented by GIFA and hosted by the Indonesian government. He is an avid writer and contributes regularly to the mainstream newspaper, economic forum and professional outlets like WEF, Huffington Post, The Edge, The Conversation among others. He is one of the top influencers in the area of Fintech, Banking regulation, financial Inclusion and Islamic finance.

About the Discussant

Allen Sng Kiat Peng is a Sheridan Fellow with the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore. Allen has provided advisory services to the Finance and Projects Department of Baker & McKenzie. Wong & Leow, in particular on banking and finance matters. He has worked on several financial technology related transactions, including developing consumer financing structures for a platform operator and developing crowdlending platforms.


This webinar will be delivered online entirely. You can join the webinar at the specified date and time using devices (computer, phone, or tablet) with internet connection.

Please register here to receive your unique link for joining the webinar.

Limited spaces only, register early to avoid disappointment.

To join the webinar,
1. Install the Zoom client onto your computer or download the app on your mobile device.
2. Set up a Zoom account, using the following link:
3. Click on the unique link in your email.

For the best experience, please mute your microphone. If you have questions for the speaker, please key in your questions via the Q&A, stating your name and affiliation. The moderator will field them to the speaker during the Q&A session.


May 18 2021


2:00 pm - 3:15 pm