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Sanjiv Das on FinTech as a disruptive technology

FinTech is transforming finance as we know it and businesses are struggling to find new ways to reach customers. How will it affect you?   There is a lot of buzz about FinTech and new exciting startups are emerging everywhere. But how is financial technology affecting traditional business models and how fast will it happen? […]

Material from the Swedish House of Finance FinTech Conference

More information about our upcoming seminars can be found here.   A two-day conference that brought together representatives from the finance industry, regulators, and leading academic scholars. The first day featured key-note presentations and panel discussions aimed primarily towards a non-academic audience. The second day was built around presentations of research papers with comments by […]

”Många små guldkorn av kunskap” på Swedish House of Finance FinTech-konferens

Den 22 – 23 augusti samlades finansbranschen, forskare och myndighetsrepresentanter för att diskutera FinTech och lyssna på ledande experter på området. Här är vad några av deltagarna hade att säga efteråt.     Ann Grevelius, bl a co-founder Opti och senior advisor GP Bullhound   – Jag gillar kombinationen av den akademiska approachen och praktisk empiri. […]

Will Sweden be the first country to have its own national cryptocurrency?

Do you want to understand what blockchain and cryptocurrencies are? Professor Campbell R. Harvey is one of four key note-speakers at the Swedish House of Finance FinTech conference 22 – 23 August. Here is his blockchain crash-course.   What is blockchain?   – Blockchain is a distributed transparent ledger that establishes ownership and allows for efficient […]

Anna Felländer om de senaste FinTech-trenderna

Inför Swedish House of Finance FinTech-konferens 22 – 23 augusti tar vi tempen på branschen. Anna Felländer är Visiting Fellow på Swedish House of Finance och digitaliseringsexpert med uppdrag för bland annat regeringen och näringslivet. Hon medverkar också i panelen på temat ”The Future of FinTech” den 22 augusti.   – Störst konkurrens inom betalningssegmentet […]

Institutional Investors and Corporate Governance

On 9 – 10 June, Swedish House of Finance hosted a conference on the theme “Institutional Investors and Corporate Governance”. The conference examined aspects such as activism, takeovers, competition, and liquidity. Participating researchers had the opportunity to listen to presentations focusing on Common Ownership, Interactions amongst Blockholders, Competition for Flow, Influences on Institutional Investors, and How to Govern. […]

Assessing Sustainability in Nordic Companies

This summer, as well as in previous summers, a team of graduate students is based in the offices of the Swedish House of Finance. They are working diligently throughout the summer, under the guidance of Stockholm-based company Resility, to research all large- and mid-cap publicly traded Nordic companies and rank their sustainability efforts.   The […]

Good for shareholders, bad for consumers – the rise of common ownership

Does the increase in popularity of index funds mean less competition and higher product prices? Martin C. Schmalz, Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan, believes it does. On 8 June, he visited the Swedish House of Finance to present his work on the subject.   Watch Martin Schmalz explain the theory here   Publicly traded […]

From Swedish House of Finance to the Riksbank – PhD Jieying Li’s new journey

Congratulations Jieying Li, recent PhD graduate who just started her new job as Economist at the Financial Stability Department at the Riksbank.   What will you do in your new role? “My work will focus on analyzing the Swedish banks and the Swedish financial system, especially vulnerabilities and risks. I will work together with my […]

“Sweden has to assert itself more in the EU”

The timetable is set. But the transition period into a new set of frameworks for cooperation between the UK and the EU is causing nervousness, both in London’s financial district and in Sweden.   Jeremy Browne, City of London’s Special Representative to the EU, visited the SNS / SHoF Finanspanel on 4 May to discuss […]