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Dr Andrei Kirilenko

Director of the Centre for Global Finance and Technology

Andrei Kirilenko is the Director of the Centre for Global Finance and Technology, a Senior Research Fellow at the Brevan Howard Centre for Financial Analysis, and Visiting Professor of Finance.

Prior to joining Imperial in August 2015, he was Professor of the Practice of Finance at the MIT Sloan School of Management and Co-Director of the MIT Center for Finance and Policy.

In 2010, Kirilenko was the recipient of the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission Chairman’s Award for Excellence (highest honor).

Professor Kirilenko’s work focuses on the intersection of finance, technology and regulation. He is a recognised world expert on high frequency and algorithmic trading. He is also an intellectual leader on the principles of regulation of automated financial markets and is active in Executive Education.

Published articles

Why some crypto assets will survive and others won’t

If you're a digital startup hoping to grow, crypto assets might be for you...
Dr Andrei Kirilenko | 7 September 2018

Bitcoin and blockchain: how do you regulate something as intangible as a cryptocurrency?

Cryptocurrencies are popular but consumers have few protections. Regulators have to protect individuals without crushing opportunities for investors...
Dr Andrei Kirilenko | 16 April 2018

Blockchain: a global supercomputer that only answers to code?

Dr. Andrei Kirilenko, Director of the Centre for Global Finance and Technology, highlights how object-oriented programming bypasses distrust....
Dr Andrei Kirilenko | 6 June 2017

How will financial technology impact your business?

Dr Andrei Kirilenko, Director of the Centre for Global Finance and Technology, explains how financial technology (fintech) is the key future trend in finance and how Imperial College Business School...
Dr Andrei Kirilenko | 15 February 2017

How will data and fintech change the world?

Dr Andrei Kirilenko explains how data is the new "natural resource" and fintech innovators are at the forefront of this discovery. ...
Dr Andrei Kirilenko | 15 February 2016