3 QUESTIONS TO ALFONSO LOPEZ DE CASTRO, PRESIDENT OF FINANCIA BUSINESS SCHOOL
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We are today with Alfonso Lopez de Castro, President of Financia business School :
- Can you present Financia Business School and the Financière d’Uzès ?
Financia is a business school that teaches courses exclusively in finance.
MBAs offer a specialization in market finance, corporate finance, wealth management, compliance, real estate, cybersecurity, and now Blockchain Big data and innovation.
Added value or true revolution, Financia Business School stands out from other educational institutions thanks to its renowned professors and its courses exclusively in alternation:
- The teachers come from the best universities and French business schools;
- The alternation allows students to receive a salary during their training and to finish their studies with a strong professional experience in value-added positions.
Financia is also different from students who did not pay for their studies, this is the responsibility of hiring companies. The administration of Financia strongly supports the search for alternations, with the organization of master classes and follow-up to optimize their success at all levels.
In parallel of Financia, I work at Financière d’Uzès, an Investment Service Provider located in Paris and which has several branches in Lille, Lyon, Cannes, Saint-Etienne and Annecy.
This company is specialized in Asset Management and Fundraising.
Director of the corporate department, I realize capital increases, bond issues, IPOs, Initial Coin Offering or takeover bids.
2. Why did you decide to launch a full curriculum on blockchain (that can be paid in Bitcoin !) with Financia Business School ?
Blockchain is a revolutionary technology that will upset all sectors starting with the one of finance.
If Blockchain courses had already been awarded by Financia for 3 years, I noticed a lack of competence in this area.
In France and in other country, all banks or financial institutions develop blockchain departments to boost their activity.
Financia Business School wishes to maintain its position as leader on sectors and carriers of meaning, we defend the fact that the Blockchain will participate in the evolution of the economy despite some skepticism.
MBA2 seems obvious to meet a strong need for training and we are happy to be a pioneer at the dawn of a real change in the medium term.
3. What is your vision of the future of the blockchain industry ?
Blockchain is changing the cards in different areas and finance is already the first sector affected because it is the most lucrative. Whether JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs, the Chicago, NY or Stuttgart stock market, a strong appetite is developing rightly because of the disruption brought by Blockchain.
I also think that BIG Data, Consumption, Insurance, Energy or Transport are the sectors that will also know an evolution.
In fact, the Blockchain can redistribute the purchasing power to the consumer by tokenizing its loyalty, valuing data for users, decentralizing the supply of energy or transport based on P2P models. Concerning insurance, Blockchain automates compensation while rebalancing the value of insurance more accurately.
Finally, it is possible to envisage an evolution on the political level via the automation of the democratic system. As an illustration, it is already possible to implement the operation of the French Constitution within a smart contract.
Also, the Blockchain could allow to rethink these models because it has already made it possible to rethink corporate or crypto governance such as POW, POS, DPOS, the Draw, Masternodes …