Fidelity International Partners with SuperCharger FinTech Accelerator Hong Kong

Hong Kong – 30 September 2016: Hong Kong's leading FinTech accelerator SuperCharger and Fidelity International have entered into a new collaboration agreement.

This collaboration combines the strength of Fidelity to discover and develop solutions with SuperCharger's FinTech Accelerator program for cutting-edge financial technology entrepreneurship.

Under the renewed partnership, SuperCharger and Fidelity International will work together and in parallel to create an integrated system for the promotion of technology-enabled solutions for the financial industry.

With the successful completion of SuperCharger 1.0, the inaugural program of the accelerator, Fidelity International is reaffirming its commitment to support SuperCharger for a second year running. Fidelity is proud to announce it has become a Main Partner of SuperCharger, after a successful pilot of being a supporting organization last year.

Stuart Morley, Head of Technology – Asia and Central, Fidelity International,said “We’re really excited to be part of the SuperCharger family again following the positive experience we enjoyed from supporting the inaugural program earlier this year. Support for the FinTech ecosystem in Hong Kong and the broader region remains a priority for Fidelity as we continually look to innovate around our client offerings and solutions. Our experience from the first SuperCharger tells us that it’s a great vehicle for sharing ideas with the startup community, collaborating around the use of new technologies and working practices and importantly, a really effective way for us to give something back to the evolving FinTech industry here in Hong Kong.”

“We are very excited to renew our partnership this year with Fidelity International becoming one of SuperCharger’s Main Partners. Fidelity is very well placed to capture asset management, one of the fastest growing in FinTech vertical. The Hong Kong eco-system is strengthening and Fidelity's commitment will make a noticeable contribution to the community both locally and regionally", said Janos Barberis, SuperCharger Founder.

Summary:

This announcement of renewed collaboration between Fidelity International and SuperCharger builds on the strengths of both parties to continue embodying a pioneering mindset that emphasizes the ease of doing finance by creating new avenues for technological progress in FinTech.

SuperCharger 2.0 applications are now open. Applications for SuperCharger’s second round can be made directly at http://www.fintechsupercharger.com/

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About Fidelity International

Fidelity International offers world class investment solutions and retirement expertise. We are a privately owned, independent company, with the commitment and resources to provide the investment expertise, technology and service innovation needed to help our clients achieve their financial goals. We invest USD $272 billion globally on behalf of clients in Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and South America. Our clients range from pension funds, central banks, sovereign wealth funds, large corporates, financial institutions, insurers and wealth managers, to private individuals. In addition to asset management, we offer investment administration and guidance for employer benefit schemes, advisers and individuals in several countries. We are responsible for USD $80 billion in assets under administration. (Data as at 30 June 2016)

About SuperCharger

SuperCharger is Hong Kong’s leading FinTech accelerator with a robust curriculum and strategic partners. The brand SuperCharger derives from its aim to steer the program with a jolt of power and efficiency. SuperCharger assists its carefully shortlisted FinTech participants with company-building, fundraising, mentorship, and advice in areas such as market entry, regulatory obligations, and joint ventures opportunities. In its inaugural program, SuperCharger successfully accelerated 8 start-ups and scale-ups in Hong Kong and hosted Hong Kong’s largest FinTech Demo Day on April 7th. Contact Information: hello@fintechsupercharger.com

For further information, please contact:

Mariko Sanchanta, Head of Corporate Communications, Asia Pacific (Tel: +852 2629 2808 / Email: Mariko.Sanchanta@fil.com)
Pieter Bakker, Director, Corporate Communications (Tel: +852 2629 2868 / Email: pieter.bakker@fil.com)
Kate Cheung, Corporate Communications Senior Manager (Tel: +852 2629 2641 / Email: kate.cheung@fil.com)

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