NEW YORK, Sept. 25, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CTBC Bank USA announced today that its President & CEO Noor Menai will speak this week at the Economist Events' Finance Disrupted conference on Thursday at Convene event center in New York. 

Menai will first speak on the “Risk and the New Regulatory Agenda” panel, which will focus on expected changes driven by the Trump administration’s deregulatory agenda as well as how technology could improve the way both regulators and compliance divisions at financial institutions do their jobs. The panel will be moderated by Vijay Vaitheeswaran,The Economist’s U.S. Business Editor.

In addition, Menai will participate in an Oxford-style debate on whether Alibaba, Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google are a bigger challenge to traditional banks than any fintech startup. Mr. Menai, partnering with Arun Sundararajan, author of The Sharing Economy, will argue that the tech giants are a bigger adversary to banks.

In the debate, arguing on behalf of the fintechs will be David Golden, Managing Partner of Revolution Ventures and Kathryn Petralia, Co-Founder of Kabbage. The debate will also be moderated by The Economist’s Vaitheeswaran.

Background on Mr. Menai’s and other speakers’ insights are available in the Economist Events' pre-conference interviews.

The conference will cover the latest developments in the world of disruptive financial technology, and will specifically tackle topics such as artificial intelligence, cybersecurity and fraud, blockchain, regulation and startup funding. The event will also feature several one-on-one interviews with CEOs discussing the future of finance.

Other confirmed speakers at the event will include:

  • Walt Bettinger, President and CEO, Charles Schwab
  • Vanessa Colella, Head of Citi Ventures and Chief Innovation Officer, Citi
  • Arthur Levitt, Board Member, Bloomberg
  • Scott Sanborn, CEO, LendingClub
  • Boe Hartman, Chief Technology Officer and Chief Information Officer, Goldman Sachs Bank USA
  • Dan Schulman, President and CEO, PayPal
  • Adena Friedman, President and CEO, Nasdaq
  • Zanny Minton Beddoes, Editor-in-Chief, The Economist

The event is open to the media. Please contact Tylor Tourville (information below) for media registration credentials.

About CTBC Bank Corp. (USA)
CTBC Bank USA is a trusted and established institution providing commercial and retail customers with a real financial bridge to the next state of their lives and businesses.  Founded in 1989 and headquartered in Los Angeles, CTBC Bank operates branches in California, New Jersey, and New York. The bank’s operations include deposits, loans, credit cards, foreign exchange, letters of credit, wealth management, mobile, and electronic banking services. Customers benefit from access to large bank resources coupled with individual attention and customized service of a small bank.  Its parent company, CTBC Bank Co. Ltd., is supported by nearly $110 billion in assets and is among the largest banks in the world in terms of capital. For more information about CTBC Bank, visit

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