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FinTech, Ecosystem and Accountability Network

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Find out how the challenges of technological and social change and regulatory reform can be met with new codes and tools at this collaborative networking event on 9 November 2017.

Practitioners and academics are invited to a collaborative networking event that examines co-produced codes and tools related to auditing, reporting standards and new technologies within the financial services industry.

The University of Edinburgh Business School event on 9 November is in partnership with the University of Newcastle Business School and the University of Durham Business School. It is supported by the Economics and Social Research Council.

Potential transformation

Technological and social change is impacting on the financial industry at an ever-increasing pace. Simultaneously, recent regulatory reforms have impacted the profitability of many incumbent financial intermediaries.

However, the new platforms provided by this technological revolution permit the creation of new innovative firms that can transform the financial sector. The objective of this workshop series is to bring together academics, practitioners and policy makers to cultivate new business areas and operating models within the financial sector.

Innovation needed

As of 2015, globally £10bn has been invested into Fintech start-ups with more than £635m located in the United Kingdom. The opportunities presented at this time of multiple disruptive events, such as the global financial crisis, the Eurozone crisis and Brexit are generating an environment where innovation is needed to solve immediate and real world problems.

The event is free to attend and open to anyone with interest in the area of financial technology and disruptive innovation.

Event details

FinTech, Ecosystem and Accountability Network

9 November 2017, 5pm to 9pm

Auditorium, University of Edinburgh Business School, 29 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh, EH8 9JS

Booking arrangements

Registration is mandatory. To book places, please register at the following email address:

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 17:00 GMT – Monday 6th November, 2017.

Once details are submitted, this will be taken as a confirmed booking for the event.

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