Over the past two decades, regulations and technology have significantly altered global financial services and markets, upending long-established orders of asset transformation. As technology has rapidly driven innovations in the finance sector, regulation struggles to keep pace with the speed of change, leading to critical questions on the impact of the finance sector on the society. Issues such as financial inclusion and data protection and exploitation demand attention. Given the significance of a well-functioning financial system on the wellbeing of everyone in a modern economy, our on-going understanding of developments in the finance sector is critical. This public speaker series brings together academics, policymakers and finance professionals to share new insights and discuss the and welfare issues at the intersection of finance, technology and policy.