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13th financial risks international forum

“THE RISE OF FINTECHS: CAN NETWORKS AND PLATFORMS DISRUPT TRADITIONAL FINANCIAL INTERMEDIATION?”

The Financial Risks International Forum on “The Rise of Fintechs: Can Networks and Platforms Disrupt Traditional Financial Intermediation?” is an International Research Forum for academics and professionals organized by the Louis Bachelier Institute. We invite academics, professionals and regulators to submit research papers for this event, which will take place in Paris on March 16 & 17, 2020.

Digitalization is reshaping economic activity, especially in the financial sector. Start-ups and technology firms are disrupting conventional banks and insurance companies by introducing new products and technologies, such as new forms of payment (mobile, peer-to-peer), money (crypto and digital currencies), lending (peer-to-peer, crowdfunding) and advice (digital and robo), frequently offered on network platforms. Advances in computing have enabled the use of new datasets (such as online consumer transactions, social networks or satellite images) and forecasting techniques, with extensive use of machine/deep learning techniques. These technological changes have the potential to deliver significant benefits to financial services. Network platforms simplify business and clients’ interactions, but they also modify the competitive landscape, give rise to new risks for borrowers, consumers and investors, and potentially challenge financial stability.

This upcoming 13 Financial Risks International Forum aims to highlight the methodological and regulatory challenges raised by the on-going developments in financial technologies.

Paper submission
Complete papers in PDF format should
be submitted electronically by DECEMBER 5, 2019 The results of the selection procedure
will be announced by mid-January 2020.

EXPENSES
The Institut Louis Bachelier may cover part of travel and accommodation expenses for the authors of the papers selected (upon request and the decision of the Scientific Committee, and for speakers only).

WE WELCOME THE SUBMISSION OF RESEARCH PAPERS ON THE FOLLOWING AND OTHER RELEVANT TOPICS:
■ Distributed ledgers, peer-to-peer networks, blockchain, smart contracts
■ Initial Coin Offerings, crypto-assets, stablecoins, fiatcoin, central bank digital currencies
■ Mobile payments, peer-to-peer payments
■ Digital advice, robo-investing
■ Platforms for peer-to-peer loans, crowdfunding
■ Insurtech
■ Big data analytics, alternative data, machine learning, deep learning, pattern recognition, artificial intelligence in Finance and Insurance
■ Competition, interactions of new players with conventional banks, industrial organization
■ Financial inclusion of low-income population
■ Cyber risk, price manipulation, financial stability, regulation

Scientific Committee

Chairwoman: Marie BRIERE, Amundi, Paris-Dauphine University and Université Libre de Bruxelles ◆ Frédéric ABERGEL, Ecole Centrale Paris ◆ Jean-François BOULIER, Af2i ◆ Laurent CLERC, ACPR Banque de France ◆ Rama CONT, CNRS – Pierre et Marie Curie University ◆ Michel CROUHY, NATIXIS ◆ Raphaël DOUADY, University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, CNRS and Riskdata ◆ Darrell DUFFIE, Stanford University ◆ Nicole EL KAROUI, Pierre et Marie Curie University 
◆ Christian GOURIEROUX, Toronto University ◆ Roger GUESNERIE, Collège de France ◆ Alexander HERBERTSSON, Göteborg University ◆ Monique JEANBLANC, LaMME Evry University ◆ Jean-Paul LAURENT, Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University ◆ Guillaume PLANTIN, SciencesPo Paris ◆ Jean-Charles ROCHET, Toulouse School of Economics, Geneva University ◆ Olivier SCAILLET, Geneva University ◆ Bertrand VILLENEUVE, PSL Paris-Dauphine University