Dear Colleague,

As rising consumer expectations continue to apply pressure on the financial services sector, digital transformation is now at the top of the list of strategic initiatives of every major financial services stakeholder from companies, to regulators, and academics. It is clear that the next major phase of the digital transformation of the sector is imminent. Research teams from world-leading universities and technology and financial services companies are working on exciting, under-the-radar technologies that will be at the heart of this transformation.

The Economics of Financial Technology conference, organised by the Edinburgh Futures Institute and the University of Edinburgh Business School, will give you a front-row seat to the work of these teams. It brings together academics, policymakers, and finance professionals to share new insights and discuss the critical issues related to the application of technology to the practice of finance in a rapidly evolving regulatory landscape.

Participants will meet and hear from innovative research teams from world-leading universities, financial services regulators, and companies. Speakers and teams will present the latest research and insights driving new ideas and regulation in FinTech. Among others, presentations will explore game-changing developments in artificial intelligence and machine learning, distributed ledger technologies, open banking and finance, robo-advising and the gamification of investment vehicles, peer-to-peer lending and crowdfunding markets, credit risk modelling, and RegTech.

The three-day conference will include keynotes, panel discussions, and parallel sessions.

We look forward to seeing you in Edinburgh!

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