FinTech: Innovations in FMI Design and Oversight

Training that provides you with the latest developments and good practice methods within the evolving landscape of payments, settlements and FMIs.


FinTech: Innovations in FMI design

and oversight


Intensive, practical and focused training

Central Banking Publications and Prof. Ron Berndsen have designed this two-day training course to provide you with the latest developments and good practice methods within the evolving landscape of payments, settlements and FMIs.

The first day of the course covers the evolving landscape of payments and settlements: the impact of FinTech and disruptive innovation; the emerging world of CBDCs and crypto-assets; retail payments; and large-value payments.

The second day covers oversight and innovation: interdependencies; securities and derivatives; and effective oversight.

Throughout the course, each session features interactive hand-on exercises that will enable delegates to apply their newly acquired skills and knowledge to real-life market scenarios.

Professor Ron Berndsen is an independent director of LCH and chairs the LCH Risk Committees. He is also attached to the Tilburg School of Economics and Management at Tilburg University as full professor of Financial Market Infrastructures and Systemic Risk.

Ron is editor-in-chief of the Journal of Financial Market Infrastructures and a member of the Advisory Council of the SWIFT Institute.

The author has been active in the field of payments and market infrastructures for over 15 years. He was Head of the Oversight Department and Head of the Market Infrastructures Policy Department at De Nederlandsche Bank. Ron also served as a member on the Market Infrastructure Board at the European Central Bank and as member of the Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures at the Bank of International Settlements. He also co-chaired the FSB Group on Cross-Border Crisis Management for Financial Market Infrastructures and was a member of the oversight committees of CLS, EuroCCP, Euroclear, LCH, SWIFT and TARGET2. 

He was awarded a doctorate of Tilburg University in 1992 for his PhD thesis in Economics and Artificial Intelligence.

Ron Berndsen

Chair of Financial Market Infrastructures and Risk

Tilburg University

In 2019, central bankers across the globe not only accept that the era of disruptive innovation is here to stay but also begin to systematically appreciate the risks and benefits for central banking policy, services and financial market oversight. Increasingly, leading decision-makers recognise that long-held tenets of fiat currencies, centralised settlement systems and institutionally focused supervision need to be challenged or they will be overtaken. The question is now not whether to join the FinTech revolution, but how to take an active part in it, and make the most of the opportunities it offers.