London and Toronto
The financial technology sector or FinTech sector is made of several firms that specialize themselves in one aspect of finance (payment, insurance, etc.) that they try to improve using innovative technology. In the last few years, the FinTech sector has grown like never before. As of 2015, the sector was estimated to be worth 20G US$, a 66% increase from 2014 (FinTech 100 report, 2015). FinTech has drawn attention from both Startups and major financial institutions since it will change the way we transfer, borrow, protect and manage financial assets.
Under the initiative of Finance Montreal, Montreal city has been aiming to become a major player in the North America FinTech industry in the next years.
Fintech in numbers
Billion US$ invested in FinTech between 2010 and 2015
% of growth between 2014 and 2015
FinTech Start-Up Worldwide
FinTech Unicorns to this day
For 5 years now, the students of PolyFinances head for a one-week campus abroad. This campus consists mainly of visits in financial institutions and in conferences on the annual thematic. Furthermore, the PolyFinances experience is completed with additional mini-campus during the year.
Each year, an annual theme is chosen and the destination of the campus is decided consequently. This way, each team from PolyFinances that succeeded each other had the opportunity to visit financial places of global importance mainly among the north American continent.
During these campuses, the students were able to meet with the enterprises which draw the global financial landscape.