Advisory board

Advisory board

Douglas Arner


Douglas W. Arner is the Kerry Holdings Professor in Law, an RGC Senior Fellow, and Associate Dean (Taught Postgraduate) of the Faculty of Law at the University of Hong Kong.  Douglas specialises in economic and financial law, regulation and development. He is author, co-author or editor of eighteen books, including  The RegTech Book (Wiley 2019) which is  comprehensive resource that offers an essential guide to the disruption, innovation, and opportunities of technology in the regulatory

Douglas is currently leading a major 5 year Hong Kong Research Grants Council Senior Research Fellowship project on the role of FinTech and RegTech in financial inclusion and the UN Sustainable Development Goals as well as a 4 year RGC Research Impact Fund project focusing on FinTech policy and regulation.

Douglas  is  one of the core team of another TRS project focusing on digital finance, financial stability and financial inclusion. He led the development of one of the world’s largest massive open online courses (MOOC) on financial technology and has been a visiting professor or fellow at Duke University, Harvard University, the Hong Kong Institute for Monetary Research to name a few.

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