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Finance

The latest research across a number of important areas including risk, investment, analysis and fintech.

Blockchain will kill the traditional firm

Blockchain is not like previous technologies: it could entirely change what constitutes 'a business'.... Read more
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Climate change is the new big risk for business

Soon companies will have to make sense of how climate change will impact upon their businesses. How ready is yours?... Read more Dr Charles Donovan | 30 October 2017

How crowdfunding became a credible way to sound out your market

No longer just for bands looking to tour, or for startups lacking access to financing, crowdfunding has become a way to sound out the market for innovative businesses... Read more Dr Katrin Tinn, Prof Gilles Chemla | 30 October 2017

From C to D: Bitcoin and the Soviets

100 years after the advent of central planning in Russia, another revolution is unfolding with the potential to decentralize economic and social... Read more Dr Emiliano Pagnotta | 30 October 2017

Boom and gloom: what hotels can teach investors

Dr Renáta Kosová explains how decisions made about where and when to open hotels reflect the wider tendency of investors to follow the herd.... Read more Dr Renáta Kosová | 13 July 2017

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.... Read more Andrei Kirilenko | 6 June 2017

Artificial intelligence is changing the face of finance

Dr Marcin Kacperczyk, Professor of Finance, highlights the possibilities and challenges of AI technology in the finance industry.... Read more Professor Marcin Kacperczyk | 27 February 2017

Could houses become like jets: too expensive to own?

David Miles, Professor of Financial Economics at Imperial College Business School, examines rising house prices relative to average household incomes, and highlights why home ownership may eventually become unsustainable for... Read more Professor David Miles | 24 February 2017

How can the Chinese improve the performance of their stock market?

Professor Franklin Allen, Director of the Brevan Howard Centre for Financial Analysis, discusses the Chinese stock market and its unique challenges.... Read more Professor Franklin Allen | 16 February 2017

Climate change: what investors need to know

Dr Charles Donovan, Director of the Centre for Climate Finance and Investment at Imperial College Business School, warns investors to prepare for the effects of climate change on global finance.... Read more Dr Charles Donovan | 16 February 2017