Who Are We?

The Laboratory for AI-Powered Financial Technologies Limited (AIFT) is an innovative research and technology center cofounded by City University of Hong Kong and Columbia University with the commitments to pioneering research, fostering talents, and commercializing technological applications. AIFT is the only FinTech research lab recognized by InnoHK, the HKSAR government’s flagship innovation and technology initiative.

With the full support of the HKSAR government, AIFT is equipped with cutting-edge technologies, world-class talents and experienced industry practitioners, enabling us to resolve contemporary challenges in finance by integrating modern financial theories with artificial intelligence.

“From idea to innovation, from research to reality, from collaboration to commercialization, we strive to bring together the best of talents, the application and tools of modern financial theories, to harness the power of AI and Big Data and build an exciting fintech future.”

Professor Houmin YAN

Director of AIFT

How We Do It?

Research and advisory experts help you advance your mission-critical priorities through industry-leading insights, guidance and tools. Tap our unique expertise to make faster, smarter decisions.

We are strategically positioned in two leading international financial centers, Hong Kong and New York, and informed by the scholarship of two preeminent academic institutions, City University of Hong Kong and Columbia University.

We are committed to conducting pioneering research, attracting the brightest talents, realizing visionary concepts, and providing the best business solutions for the future financial services industry across the Asia-Pacific region.

We provide transformative analytics solutions for the financial services industry across the Asia-Pacific region.

We currently work in the areas of supply chain financing, capital markets, banking, and regulatory technology.

Success Stories & Highlights

Cryptocurrency and Darknet Financial Activities

Detecting and Predicting International Financial Relations

Detecting and Predicting Public Opinion on Financial Environment

AI Solver for Hard Financial Decision Making


Units 1101-1102 & 1121-1123,
Building 19W Science Park West Avenue,
Hong Kong Science Park,
Shatin, Hong Kong

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