UCL Institute of Finance & Technology



Our research informs the solutions to real-world issues, such as innovation, urban development, and sustainability

IFT is home to a team of world-leading researchers. We apply a focused response to contemporary financial challenges, broadening an understanding of strategic investment concepts and the needs of impact investing and investors. Together, we are well-placed as knowledge leaders in:

  • Finance based on technical innovation: we address problems confronting the financial industry and its institutions, and research implementable cost-effective solutions.
  • Digital financetechnological changes in the finance sector, including crypto currencies, NFTs and digital currencies. This also encompasses FinTech, data science and AI, computer science, mathematics and statistics.
  • Sustainability and social responsibility: as key objectives in finance, we develop suitable impact indicators and solutions to support efficient management and strategic investments.
  • Future scenarios, urban and infrastructure: we provide a focused response to investment in urban development, including how existing assets can be renewed, adapted and transformed to meet changing needs.

Find out more about our research hubs: 



Redefining financial risk management via AI algorithms for quantitative risk analysis. 



Pioneering financial and economic solutions to sustainable investment challenges.

IFT academic and industrial staff

Our researchers

Find out more about the IFT's team of world-renowned researchers.

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