UCL Institute of Finance and Technology


News and events

Digital Finance Series


21/01  Key Disruptor for Lending to Small and Medium Sized Businesses
Rob Straathof    Founder/CEO, Liberis

06/02  Digital Disruptions - Capital Market Trends
Rohit Singh    Director - Head of Innovation and Digital Disruption, KPMG UK

18/02  AI and Machine Learning Applied to Anti-Money Laundering
Vishal Marria    Founder and CEO, Quantexa

27/02  AI in Investment Management
Yasin Rosowsky    Co-CEO, Arabesque

17/03  Venture Building - Supporting the Launch and Growth of FinTech Enterprises
Dan Cobley    Managing Partner - FinTech, Blenheim Chalcot

26/03  The Future of Financial Services
Anton Ruddenklau    Head of Digital & Innovation in Financial Services, KPMG

21/04  Tech Disruption of the Traditional Investment Banking Model for Capital Markets
Torsten Elling    CEO, Newtrex;
Alicia Reyes    Senior Banker, Wells Fargo

30/04  Disruptive Trends in Technology Start-ups
Inti Paolucci    Founder and Managing Partner, GapMinder

28/05  Digital Asset Markets and The Importance of Technology
Ravi Chikatamarla    COO, Aquarius Exchange AG, Zurich

Institute of Finance and Technology Launch

Financial institutions, governments and the private sector are turning to innovative financial mechanisms that leverage both social and environmental impacts, plus financial returns, in order to foster sustainability and resilience in complex systems. The UCL Institute of Finance and Technology (IFT) has been founded to explore challenges, unlock financial opportunities, possibilities and practices that will achieve prosperity for more people.The IFT seeks to shift the way we think about 21st century finance. 

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IFT Seminar Series


Biweekly Digital Finance Series

15/10 Machine Learning, Investments and Risk
Richard Saldanha MD, Oxquant Consulting

29/10 Credit FinTech
Asesh Sarkar Co-founder and CEO, Salary Finance;
Stuart Bungay Co-founder and CEO of Tully

12/11 Payment Systems and Alternative New Platforms
Myles Stephenson CEO, Modulr

26/11 The FX Market and the LIBOR Case Study
Budha Bhattacharya Researcher, UCL IFT

10/12 Impact Investing: Current state and growth prospects
Jeremy Rogers CIO, Big Society Capital

The seminars will last one hour and a Q&A session and refreshments will follow to allow for more informal discussions and networking. Register here


Monthly FinTech Series

16/10 FinTech: Investing in the Future?
Makoto Goda CEO, Nippon Biodiesel Fuel

19/11 Blockchain in Financial Services: Application, Adoption, Reality and Myth - Cases from the real world
Ajit Tripathi Partner FinTech, ConsenSys

11/12 Digitising Global Trade with TradeLens and Blockchain
Stewart Jeacocke Associate Partner, IBM

The seminars will last one hour and a Q&A session and refreshments will follow to allow for more informal discussions and networking. Register here

UCL Institute of Finance and Technology



7th February 2019

UCL Institute of Finance and Technology, a partner of the CLIC EU Horizon 2020 project organized a symposium on cultural heritage and finance.

"The characteristics of cultural heritage and landscape pose significant challenges for its governance. The sites recognized as cultural heritage are increasing; the costs for functional reuse are growing, while public resources available are becoming scarcer. The consequence is that there is a growing risk that the decay of heritage will increase because of lack of financial support. Cultural heritage is a non-renewable capital and it is linked to the economy because economics refers to the management of scarce and non-renewable resources; for these reasons, heritage conservation is also an economic choice."