Top 20 Finalist for MAS Global Fintech Hackcelerator

Nov 27, 2020

On November 26th, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) announced the 20 finalists for the 2020 Global FinTech Hackcelerator (GFTH). 

This year, finalists presented their unique solutions to MAS in response to the challenges posed by COVID-19 and climate change. The GFTH aimed to drive positive social and environmental impact within the financial sector. Judges identified innovative market-ready solutions that could address real industry needs. 

We are proud to announce that Bambu has emerged as one of the 10 finalists, beating over 270 submissions in Singapore, and as one of 20 companies from across more than 40 countries. Bambu is also the only company within the robo-advisor category.

The finalists will be pitching their solutions at the Global FinTech Hackcelerator Demo Day at the 2020 Singapore FinTech Festival x Singapore Week of Innovation and Technology (SFF x SWITCH). The event will be happening at Singapore FinTech Festival, from 7 – 11 December. Join us there if you can!

 

What did Bambu submit for GFTH? 

Bambu has developed a Multi-Asset Machine Learning (ML) product that enables Financial Institutions to integrate material ESG considerations into the investment decision-making process, holistically and solves the pressing industry challenges.

The product is named ‘Sustainability Insights’ and targets banks, asset managers, and Principles for Responsible (PRI) signatories who hope to move towards Green Finance. 

Residing in Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud, Sustainability Insights adopts the UN Sustainable Development Goals framework into the analysis of investment products. It provides scoring, controls carbon risk, captures mandate deviation using Natural Language Processing (NLP), and helps institutions transition their investment portfolios into the low carbon economy. 

With ESG Analytics driven by explainable artificial intelligence (AI) architecture, it further enables institutions to choose ESG data points based on their consideration and infuse their own convictions as an overlay into the research process with complete transparency.

 

About the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS)

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) is Singapore’s central bank and integrated financial regulator. 

As a central bank, MAS seeks to promote sustained, non-inflationary economic growth for Singapore through monetary policy and close macroeconomic surveillance and analysis. 

MAS manages Singapore’s exchange rate, official foreign reserves, and liquidity in the banking sector. 

As an integrated financial supervisor, MAS fosters a sound financial services sector through its prudential oversight of all financial institutions in Singapore – banks, insurers, capital market intermediaries, financial advisors, and stock exchanges. 

It is also responsible for well-functioning financial markets, sound conduct, and investor education. 

MAS also works with the financial industry to promote Singapore as a dynamic international financial center. It facilitates the development of infrastructure, technology adoption, and upgrading of skills in the financial sector.

 

About the Singapore FinTech Festival

Singapore FinTech Festival (SFF) is the world’s largest FinTech event. 

It also acts as a global platform for the FinTech community, linking FinTech players, technopreneurs, policymakers, financial industry leaders, and investors (e.g., private equity players and venture capitalists, and academics) together. 

Organised by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) in partnership with The Association of Banks in Singapore and in collaboration with SingEx Holdings, you can find out more about SFF at www.fintechfestival.sg 

 

About SWITCH

The Singapore Week of Innovation & Technology (SWITCH) is the leading tech festival for the Global-Asia innovation ecosystem. 

It is a one-stop platform where innovation meets enterprise, with access to global startups, investors, corporates, innovation community, and ecosystem players. 

It focuses on these key industries – Health & Biomedical Sciences, Smart Cities & Urban Solutions, and Trade & Connectivity.

SWITCH is a week-long event featuring Exhibitions, Conferences, Workshops, Lab Crawls, and partner activities such as startups pitching competition, SLINGSHOT 2020, and open innovation platform, TechInnovation. 

Together with the Singapore FinTech Festival (SFF), the SFF x SWITCH event in 2019 convened over 60,000 participants from 140 countries, hosted 569 speakers and 1,000 exhibitors.

 

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