About the Fintech Facilitation Office (FFO) of the HKMA.

The FFO was set up in March 2016 to facilitate the healthy development of the fintech ecosystem in Hong Kong and to promote Hong Kong as a fintech hub in Asia. Among other things, the office acts as:

  1. an initiator of industry research in potential application and risks of fintech solutions;
  2. a platform for exchanging ideas of innovative fintech initiatives among key stakeholders and conducting outreaching activities;
  3. an interface between market participants and regulators within the HKMA; and
  4. a facilitator to nurture talents to meet the growing needs of fintech in Hong Kong.

Fintech Facilitation Office

Internship Duration: 12 months (6 months contract may be offered to the right candidate)
Internship Period: Anytime within 1/7/2018 – 31/8/2019

Job Duties

To support the various functions of the Fintech Facilitation Office in
  • Conducting research into Fintech and its impacts, and reporting to management on issues. The range of research may include;
    1. Policy research on Fintech including international developments
    2. Legal and regulatory implications in using and implementing Fintech
    3. Proof of Concept studies (such as blockchain, data analytics, data visualisation, open API etc.) on Fintech
  • Assisting in the management of the innovation hub and monitoring its use
  • Assisting in the organisation of Fintech events and outreach programme
  • Possible short-term secondment to other parts of the HKMA, such as technology risk supervision, to broaden exposure
  • Any other tasks assigned by the Chief Fintech Officer


  1. Education Background:
    • PG or 3rd year UG students
  2. Disciplines Preferred:
    • All disciplines welcome
  3. Technical Skills
    • General IT knowledge
    • General IT security knowledge
    • General compliance knowledge or experience (desirable); or
    • General banking knowledge or experience (desirable)
  4. Language Proficiency
    • Good command of written and spoken English
    • Good command of written Chinese and spoken Cantonese
    • Good command of written and spoken Mandarin is an advantage
  5. Others
    • May interest cross-disciplines students with a mixture of technology, public policy, law and business interests/background
    • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
    • Self-motivated, hardworking, attentive, dedicated to work and proactive
    • Capable of self-directed learning