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

  • Date: Wed, Oct 3, 2018

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On 10th September 2018, an FMC conference entitled “Fintech and Financial Risk Management, Evolution or Revolution” was held at the Institute of Banking (Citi building) in Dublin. The conference had a lot of interest with over 250 registrations coming from industry and the academic community.

Jointly organised with the Central Bank of Ireland, the Department of Economics, Finance and Accounting at Maynooth University and UCD’s Smurfit School of Business, the conference featured high level contributors including Tobias Berg (Frankfurt School of Finance & Management), Chiranjit Chakraborty (Bank of England), Jillian Popadak Grennan (Duke University), Geraldine Gibson, (AQ Metrics), James Gleeson (University of Limerick), Ann Hunt, (Chasing Returns), Loriana Pelizzon (Università Ca' Foscari Venezia), Peter Sarlin (Hanken School of Economics), Ed Sibley (Central Bank of Ireland), Adrian Whelan (Brown Brothers Harriman). Bios of the speakers are here.

Focussing on the influence of fintech on financial markets and the coping strategies of existing risk management systems, the contributors and panel discussants considered the future impact of fintech on risk measurement, analysis and control. The conference programme is here.

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 was Na Li (FMC).
We are grateful to Science Foundation Ireland and the Institute of Banking 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.

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