Fintech Insights - Escalation in geopolitical risk

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Fintech Insights - Escalation in geopolitical risk

About the speaker
  • Manas Chawla
    Manas Chawla
    CEO at London Politica
    Manas Chawla is a political risk expert and the Founder and CEO of London Politica, the world's largest political risk advisory for social impact. He has specialist expertise in consulting on “technopolitics”, corporate diplomacy, and crisis management, and has advised the United Nations, Red Cross, and a range of C-suite executives at Fortune 500 companies, and tech unicorns. An accomplished public speaker, Manas has delivered lectures and keynotes on geopolitical risk and open-source intelligence at universities and conferences across the world, including the most widely-watched TED talk on political risk. He serves as Chairperson of LSE’s Political Risk and Investment Society and trustee of the London Speakers Union. Manas is also a regular commentator for a range of international news broadcast programmes focusing on geopolitics and macroeconomics including CNN, CNBC, and Bloomberg. He is currently a PhD Candidate at the London School of Economics, working on a manuscript titled “Silicon Statecraft” which explores how Big Tech actors shape the geopolitical order of the twenty-first century. Manas is a graduate of St. Antony’s College, University of Oxford (Masters) and the London School of Economics and Political Science (Bachelors).

Key takeaways

How do current trade tensions and geopolitical conflicts impact cross-border transactions and regulatory frameworks in the fintech sector? 

What role does government surveillance and data privacy concerns in different regions play in shaping fintech business models and strategies? 

How does the geopolitical landscape influence cybersecurity threats and the resilience of fintech infrastructure? 

To what extent do changing sanctions and embargoes impact fintech companies operating in different regions? 

How are fintech companies navigating regulatory uncertainties and compliance challenges in a rapidly changing geopolitical environment?