The capital of Denmark is about to be home to a new fintech hub, created by Financial Services Union Denmark, the City of Copenhagen and the Danish Bankers Association.
Called Copenhagen FinTech, it will be a non-profit organisation that is aimed at companies with interests within the finance IT area and aims to create an ecosystem that will strengthen Denmark’s “leading position within the development of digital financial solutions and create the optimal framework conditions for the continued development of fintech in Denmark. ”
“Copenhagen FinTech develops research, innovation and education within financial technology. Copenhagen FinTech initiates projects and analyses and uses professional knowledge to stimulate debate,” it said on its website.
The initiative will have five core areas of interest:
- Finch entrepreneurship
- Platforms, payments and usability
- Cybersecurity in finance
- Digital proceses
- Computational Finance
In September, the hub appointed a new CEO, Thomas Keogh Jensen, formerly a Development and Digitisation Director at Nordea Liv & Pension.
“With Thomas, we are getting a visionary and dynamic CEO with the right competences and the drive that is needed to realise Copenhagen FinTech’s ambitions of establishing strong ties between entrepreneurs, the financial sector and the research world,” says Vibeke Rittmann from Financial Services Union Denmark, who also sat on the hiring committee.
The company’s grand opening was this week.
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