30 January 2014

SWIFT Institute announces research agenda for 2014

Brussels, 30 January 2014 - The SWIFT Institute will publish a series of research papers in 2014 focusing on key challenges facing the global financial community.

Research topics include financial data standards, macroprudential oversight, the unsecured interbank lending market, network liquidity effects, the unit cost of financial services, regulatory compliance and gender diversity in financial services. The research is conducted by academics and senior professionals from across the industry and will be available at http://www.swiftinstitute.org/papers/.

Launched in April 2012, the SWIFT Institute fosters independent research to extend the understanding of current practices and future needs across the financial industry.  Managed by SWIFT, and working in close collaboration with academics from top international universities, the SWIFT Institute brings the financial industry and academia together to explore ideas and share knowledge on topics of global importance.

"SWIFT is uniquely placed to bring thought leadership and strategic thinking to the financial services industry," said Peter Ware, Director, SWIFT Institute at SWIFT.   "Through the SWIFT Institute we have made great strides in achieving this goal and will continue to do so with new research in 2014 related to the reduction of risk and cost, as well as ongoing regulatory changes, amongst other topics.  Our aim is to help the global financial community better understand and deal with the challenges it is facing both through new research and greater dialogue at events."

Since its inception, the Institute has issued 14 research grants and published five research projects which have been presented at the Harvard Kennedy School in Boston, Sibos 2013 in Dubai and discussed during the Institute's event on ‘China's Emergence in International Finance' in Shanghai.

The following reports are available for download from the SWIFT Institute:  

  • Can Mobile Money be Used to Promote Savings? Evidence from Preliminary Research in Northern Ghana- February 2013
  • The Prospects for Common Language in Wholesale Financial Services - September 2013
  • The Internationalisation of the RMB: New Starts, Jumps and Tipping Points -September 2013
  • New Regulations and Collateral Requirements - Implications for the OTC Derivatives Market - October 2013
  • Financing the SME Value Chains - November 2013

One Day Conference on Standardisation - March 25th 2014 in London

The SWIFT Institute, in conjunction with the Standards Forum and The London School of Economics and Political Science, will host a one day event focusing on standardisation in the financial industry. Research will be presented on a Common Financial Language, along with new research on Standards and Big Data. Panel sessions on Standards and Regulation and the Future of Standards will include viewpoints from both academia and financial industry practitioners.

For more information about the event or to register.

 

About SWIFT Institute
Launched in April 2012, the SWIFT Institute fosters independent research to extend the understanding of current practices and future needs across the financial industry.  Managed by SWIFT, and working in close collaboration with academics from top international universities, the SWIFT Institute brings the financial industry and academia together to explore ideas and share knowledge on topics of global importance.

The research covers various aspects of transaction banking, including the following areas: Payments, Clearing / Settlement, Cash Management, Trade Finance, Trust and Securities. 

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About SWIFT
SWIFT is a member-owned cooperative that provides the communications platform, products and services to connect more than 10,000 banking organisations, securities institutions and corporate customers in 212 countries and territories. SWIFT enables its users to exchange automated, standardised financial information securely and reliably, thereby lowering costs, reducing operational risk and eliminating operational inefficiencies. SWIFT also brings the financial community together to work collaboratively to shape market practice, define standards and debate issues of mutual interest.

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