AI in Finance Academy

Providing strategy and trainings for your organisation to thrive in today's financial world.

Explore our programmes in partnership with the Asian Banking School ABS in Malaysia and avail SDF and HRDCorp Grant claims

Organisations we work with

The growth of AI in finance

An exponential growth of AI in the industry

Malaysia: a growing digital hub for financial services

Malaysia's Financial Sector is rapidly evolving

Malaysia’s finance sector is undergoing a significant digital transformation, driven by the rapid adoption of emerging technologies like AI. Initiatives such as data centres, digital banking licenses and the Regulatory Sandbox are fostering innovation and competition in this space, making the financial landscape more dynamic. 

AI is playing a pivotal role by enhancing customer service, risk management, and operational efficiency, positioning Malaysia as a pioneer in digital finance in Southeast Asia. 

The time for businesses and professionals to embrace and upskill in AI is now, ensuring they stay ahead in this rapidly evolving digital economy.


What is AI in Finance Academy?

Started in 2018, we developed the largest school for AI in Finance, helping governments and organisations upskill their workforce. With over 20,000 alumni, finance professionals learnt the foundations, applications and roadmaps to implement AI in their organisation to become more efficient and future-ready.

How we helped leading organisations:


Helping governments and organisations upskill their workforce


Navigate the confusion and noise about AI


Enabling individuals to stay competitive 

Upskilling Organisations at scale in AI

Trainings and Programmes in AI

From senior leadership to an entire department, we provide education that will fit your AI training needs.
Discover our range of self-paced courses and workshops to help you navigate the rapidly evolving world of AI.

AI in Finance

AI in Finance is one of CFTE’s flagship programmes designed to equip finance professionals with the key foundational knowledge in the AI landscape in financial service, build contextual understanding of its use-cases and prepare them to rapidly adapt to this evolving technology. It is highly rated among top banks globally for being upskill people effectively, and at scale. 

We are partnered with the Asian Banking School (ABS) for this certification. Eligible entities can avail the SDF funding and HRDCorp Grant Claim.

AI in Finance certification is industry-accredited by Institute of Banking and Finance (IBF), Singapore.

Generative AI 360
in Finance

Generative AI 360 in Finance is CFTE’s key programme developed to enable professionals and organisations to keep pace with the transformative technology – Generative AI in Financial Services. 

Top-rated in the Financial Services industry, it is designed to deliver essential concepts, applications, and risk management  of Generative AI in Finance. This programme is for any individual looking to gain comprehensive knowledge of GenAI and organisations looking to enable their employees to unlock the potential of GAI safely and at scale

 We are partnered with the Asian Banking School (ABS) for this certification. Eligible entities can avail the SDF funding and HRDCorp Grant Claim.

Generative AI 360 in Finance certification is industry-accredited by Institute of Banking and Finance (IBF), Singapore.

Customise your AI learning journey with our bespoke workshops and comprehensive mini-courses

Upskilling financial institutions and regulators

In the AI era, employers value the ability to learn over perfect knowledge, with 71% of leaders preferring to hire less experienced candidates with AI skills over more experienced ones without them. Understand how central banks and global financial institutions are implementing AI in research, compliance, climate change, marketing, wealth management, private banking, cybersecurity, insurance, trade finance, and many more areas!

  • National Transformation Strategy:
    Solutions designed oriented to national upskilling and talent development agendas

  • Hands-on Workshops:
    Practical workshops to understand the technologies

  • AI Foundations:
    Fundamentals training on AI to understand the foundations of the topic

  • Self-paced Online Training:
    Self-paced deep-dives into the most in demand topics in digital finance
  • Generative AI for Regulators
    Solutions designed for central banks, regulators and supervisors

  • Hands-on Workshops
    Practical workshops to understand the technologies

  • AI Foundations
    Fundamentals training on AI to understand the foundations of the topic

  • Self-paced Online Training
    Self-paced deep-dives into the most in demand topics in digital finance

  • Senior Leaders Strategy:
    Solutions oriented to creating organisation strategies for senior leaders
  • AI Academies:
    Organisation wide digital AI academies to upskill entire organisations at scale.
  • Workshops:
    Knowledge transfer in specialised topics for quick consumption

  • Self-paced Online Certifications
    Self-paced deep-dives into the most in demand topics in digital finance

What do our alumni say?

Our Approach to the AI Readiness Journey

In today's rapidly evolving financial landscape, the integration of artificial intelligence (AI) is not just an advantage—it's a necessity. At CFTE’s AI in Finance Academy, we understand the challenges businesses face in transforming their workforce to meet the demands of this new era.

Our mission is to bridge the gap between current capabilities and the AI-ready future.

Here is how we can work with you:

1. Discover
Assessment and Awareness


Understanding the Terrain

We begin by assessing your organisation’s current state of AI knowledge and readiness. This involves identifying skill gaps, understanding existing processes, and setting clear AI goals.

Raising Awareness

Through workshops, webinars, micro-learning modules and various unstructured way of teachings, we raise awareness about the transformative power of AI in finance, emphasising its potential and the necessity for adaptation.
2. Learn
Education and Training


Customised Learning Paths

Our curriculum is designed to cater to different levels of expertise, from beginners to advanced practitioners. We offer courses that cover foundational AI concepts, advanced techniques, and their specific applications in finance.

Hands-On Training

We believe in learning by doing. Our programmes include practical exercises, case studies, and real-world projects that enable participants to apply AI concepts directly to their work environments.
3. Apply
Implementation Support

Guided Integration

Transitioning to AI involves significant changes in processes and mindsets. Our experts provide ongoing support to help implement AI strategies effectively, ensuring seamless integration into existing workflows.

Tools and Resources

We equip your team with the latest AI tools and resources, ensuring they have everything needed to execute AI-driven projects successfully.
4. Enhance
Continuous Development

Staying Updated

The field of AI is constantly evolving. We offer continuous learning opportunities through advanced courses, webinars, and updates on the latest trends and technologies.

Community and Networking

Join our network of AI professionals, industry experts, and thought leaders. Engage in forums, attend exclusive events, and collaborate on innovative projects
5. Measure
Measuring Success

Performance Metrics

We help you define and track key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure the impact of AI on your business operations. This ensures that your AI initiatives are delivering tangible results.

Feedback and Improvement

Continuous feedback loops allow us to refine and enhance our programs, ensuring they remain relevant and effective.

Our framework

We believe in a holistic approach to AI education, equipping learners with essential framework covers key areas, helping organisations and professionals stay updated with the latest industry trends and skills. Within the framework, the most sought-after topics are:

  • AI Foundations: Terminology, ecosystem, industry trends, and impact.
  • Applications: AML, fraud detection, credit scoring, chatbots, compliance, cybersecurity, research, AI agents, and GenAI applications.
  • AI Tools and Skills: Using/building AI tools, risk management, tool selection, prompt engineering.
  • Risks and Limitations: Data bias, data poisoning, security risks, AI hallucinations, mitigation strategies, deepfakes, cybersecurity.
  • Regulations and Ethics: AI/data regulations, ethical AI, data consent, transparency, accountability.
  • Strategy: AI framework, competitive landscape, strategic positioning, prioritisation.

AI in Finance Academy learning framework

Recognised by the industry

In collaboration with 50+ AI leaders

Accredited programmes

CFTE’s AI insights and Events

Staying updated in AI trends is crucial for improving efficiency and competitiveness in customer service, financial services, and risk management. The integration of AI, machine learning, deep learning, and cloud computing enables businesses to leverage advanced AI tools and applications. By analysing data and implementing generative AI solutions, companies can enhance financial reporting and develop robust case studies.

100+ AI Use Cases in Banks

In today’s fast-paced digital era, proficiency in AI’s role within banking isn’t just beneficial—it’s necessary. CFTE has conducted extensive research into AI implementations across international banks such as Citi, JP Morgan, and OCBC, offering an unmatched resource on the transformative power of AI in finance.

100+ AI and Generative AI Regulations

The number of AI-related bill passed worldwide steadily increased over time, from only 1 in 2016 to148 in 2023 globally. CFTE has conducted extensive research into AI regulations across EU, USA, UK, Asia, etc, offering a comprehensive resource on the regulatory landscape and their impact.

Research and Insights on AI

In an abundant world of knowledge, we made a list of top reports and insights you should read about.

Events and Webinars in AI

Join us and other alumni into our monthly live sessions to keep up with the changing world of finance.

Let’s speak about your AI learning needs

Contact out team for a 1-to-1 discussion about your learning and development requirements and available accreditations, subsidies and more.

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