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Conference on Fintech and financial risk management: evolution or revolution?

  • Date: Mon, Jun 25, 2018

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A joint academic-practitioner conference on the theme Fintech and financial risk management will be held in at the Institute of Banking, Citi building, Dublin, Ireland on Monday September 10, 2018. The conference is organized by the Financial Mathematics and Computation (FMC) Cluster, the Department of Economics, Finance & Accounting at Maynooth University, the Smurfit School of Business at University College Dublin, and the Central Bank of Ireland.

New financial technologies are producing widespread changes to financial markets and financial systems. The effects of the fintech revolution on risk measurement, analysis and control are not yet clear. How does fintech change the risk profile of financial markets? Can existing risk management systems cope with the new environment? What changes are required to existing financial risk management methods and systems? Will innovative applications of fintech improve risk measurement and management? The conference includes invited talks, a practitioner panel discussion and posters.

Confirmed speakers include: Tobias Berg (Frankfurt School of Finance & Management), Chiranjit Chakraborty (Bank of England), Jillian Popadak Grennan (Duke University), James Gleeson (University of Limerick), Loriana Pelizzon (Università Ca' Foscari Venezia), Peter Sarlin (Hanken School of Economics), Ed Sibley (Central Bank of Ireland), Adrian Whelan (Brown Brothers Harriman), and more speakers to be confirmed!

The organisers of the conference are Gregory Connor (Maynooth University), John Cotter (University College Dublin) and Trevor Fitzpatrick (Central Bank of Ireland).  The administrative manager for the conference is Na Li who can be contacted at

We are grateful to Science Foundation Ireland and the Institute of Bankers for their generous support of this conference under the Valuation and Risk (VAR) Strategic Partnership.  VAR is a collaboration between University College Dublin, Maynooth University, Dublin City University and industry partners, with support from Science Foundation Ireland.

Event Details:

Date: Monday 10 September 2018 08:30am - 14:30pm
The Institute of Banking, Citi building, North Wall Quay, Dublin 1
Please register here

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