Douglas Arner

Kerry Holdings Professor in Law & RGC Senior Research Fellow in Digital Finance & Sustainable Development, University of Hong Kong


Douglas W. Arner focuses on the interlinkages between finance, technology and broader sustainable development. Douglas is the Kerry Holdings Professor in Law and RGC Senior Research Fellow in Digital Finance and Sustainable Development at the University of Hong Kong, where he is also a Senior Fellow of the Asia Global Institute, Associate Director of the HKU-Standard Chartered Foundation FinTech Academy, a Member of the Management Committee of the Techno-Entrepreneurship Core, and Faculty Director of the Law, Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship Programme (LITE).

He is a non-executive director of NASDAQ-listed early-stage biotechnology development firm Aptorum Group, a PRIME Finance Expert, a Senior Visiting Fellow of Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne, an Advisory Board Member of the Global Impact FinTech (GIFT) Forum, European Banking Institute, SuperCharger Ventures, Policy 4.0, International RegTech Association, Alliance for Innovative Regulation, Digital Education Council, and Centre for Finance, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CFTE), and co-founder of the Asia Pacific Structured Finance Association. He leads the largest FinTech online course on edX, now with over 130,000 participants drawn from (almost) every country in the world. Douglas has published twenty books and more than 200 articles, chapters and reports on finance, technology, regulation and development, including most recently FinTech: Finance, Technology, Regulation (Cambridge University Press 2024, with Ross Buckley and Dirk Zetzsche).
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