Imperial Fintech Conference 2016


The Centre for Global Finance and Technology at  Imperial College Business School, the CEPR and the Review of Finance will be presenting quality theoretical and empirical academic research on fintech in this inaugural one day conference.

Following a call for paper submissions in Summer 2016, the agenda for the day will include:

– Blockchain distributed ledger technology and its applications to finance

– Fintech and payments: cryptocurrencies, digital money, digital payments

– Fintech and banking: banking as a service, P2P lending, risk management

– Fintech and capital markets: automated intermediation, execution, clearing, compliance, smart contracts

– Fintech and asset management: roboadvising, crowdsourced products, crowd investing

– Fintech and corporate governance: decentralized autonomous organizations, consensus governance,

– Fintech and regulation: global legal and regulatory initiatives, standardization, consumer and investor protection

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Friday 7 October

Time Activity
8.30-9.00 Registration
9.00-9.15 Opening Remarks – Nelson Phillips, Acting Dean of Imperial College Business School
9.15-10.00 The Macroeconomics of Central Bank Issued Digital Currencies

John Barrdear, Bank of England, and Michael Kumhof, Bank of England

10.00-10.45 On the Value of Virtual Currencies

Presentation slides

Wilko Bolt, De Nederlandsche Bank, and Marten RC van Oordt, Bank of Canada

10.45-11.15 Tea/Coffee
11.15-12.00 Marketplace Lending, Information Efficiency, and Liquidity

Julian Franks, London Business School, Nicolas Serrano-Velarde, Bocconi University and Oren Sussman, University of Oxford

12.00-12.45 Learning through Crowdfunding

Gilles Chemla, Imperial College London and Katrin Tinn, Imperial College London

12.45-14.15 Lunch
14.15-15.00 The Blockchain and the future of corporate governance

Presentation Slides
David Yermack, NYU Stern School of Business

15.00-15.45 Market Design for Trading with Blockchain Technology

Presentation slides
Katya Malinova, University of Toronto and Andreas Park, University of Toronto

15.45-16.15 Break
16.15-17.30 Panel: The Frontiers of Fintech

Moderator: Andrei Kirilenko, Director, Centre for Global Finance and Technology, Imperial College Business School
Paul Grout, University of Bristol and the Bank of England
Aditya Menon, Managing Director, Global Digital Strategy at Citi Jeffrey Tijssen, Head of FinTech and Partnerships at Capco Huy Nguyen Trieu, CEO of the Disruptive Group