Tyler Aveni

Tyler Aveni is a former consultant with CGAP's Inclusive Markets Team, focusing on China and select countries in the surrounding region. His research explores innovative finance in China and has touched on topics such as payment systems, enabling technology and the regulatory environment.

Tyler also works at a financial technology ("FinTech") accelerator, advising businesses on how to grow and scale in Asia. Prior to joining CGAP in 2016, he was China co-country director for French financial inclusion NGO Planet Finance. Tyler holds B.A. degrees in economics and Chinese from Williams College in the United States. He is fluent in English and Mandarin.

By Tyler Aveni


What Can Mobile Money Make Possible? China Has Many Answers

What's the secret to Alipay and WeChat Pay's success in mobile payments? Creating in-app universes of bundled services has played a big role by making mobile payments more useful to customers.

China's Alipay and WeChat Pay: Reaching Rural Users

This Brief explores the emergence, similarities, and differences between China's Alipay and WeChat Pay and the affects these elements may have on the way they compete in the rural arena.

Crowdfunding in China: The Financial Inclusion Dimension

Last year, peer-to-peer (P2P) lending in China surpassed the US$100 billion threshold and confirmed China as the world’s largest P2P lending market, leaving North America a distant second. This tremendous growth was driven by a mix of circumstances.