All of our research papers and related materials are freely available to all. We encourage you to download and share them with your colleagues.

On this page you will find working papers from research grants issued by the SWIFT Institute, as well as non-sponsored working papers that academics have allowed us to share. Also available are presentations from our speakers at conferences.

04 Oct 2017

Forces Shaping the Cyber Threat Landscape for Financial Institutions

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by William A. Carter Download (1.04MB)

02 Oct 2017

Sharing Insider Threat Indicators: Examining the Potential Use of SWIFT’s Messaging Platform to Combat Cyber Fraud

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by Casey Evans, Elizabeth Petrie Download (967kB)

02 Oct 2017

The Cyber Security Ecosystem: Defining a Taxonomy of Existing, Emerging and Future Cyber Threats

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by Jason Ferdinand, Richard Benahm Download (1.53MB)

15 Jun 2017

The API Economy and Digital Transformation in Financial Services: The case of Open Banking

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by Markos Zachariadis, Pinar Ozcan Download (569kB)

20 Feb 2017

Regulatory Focus on Competition and Innovation in Payments Services

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by Professor Milind Sathye, Geoffrey Nicoll, Paula Chadderton Download (635kB)

17 Nov 2016

From Paper-based to Electronic Securities Post-Trading: Financial Automation and the Case of CREST

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by Dr. Hermann Rapp and Dr. Cristiana Parisi Download (430kB)

02 Nov 2016

A Critical and Empirical Examination of Currently-used Financial Data Collection Processes and Standards

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by Suzanne Morsefield, Susan Yount, Steve Yang Download (1.66MB)

04 Oct 2016

Sibos 2016 – FinTech: Reshaping Banking with Co-opetition and Disruption

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by Bruce Weber Download (89kB)
30 Papers Published
Diversity of grantees
38 Grants Awarded
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Call for Proposals

Two new Call for Proposals on offer - Driving Global Instant Payments: Challenges & Opportunities and Shortening the Settlement Cycle: The Move to T+2 and its Implications

Annual Report 2017

The SWIFT Institute Annual Report 2017 is now available.



The SWIFT Institute issues calls for research proposals on specific themes or topics on an on-going basis. Submissions are reviewed by the Advisory Council, and grants are awarded to support approved research proposals.
Proposals from prospective researchers must include a cover letter, CV, details of research experience, examples of published work, references, idea for research, methodology to be used, timeframe for completion, and expected output (e.g. working paper, presentation). Proposals should only be submitted in response to an issued Call for Proposal.
Once a sponsored research paper is ready to be published, the SWIFT Institute will publish it on its website as well as the academic journal repository SSRN. The SWIFT Institute will issue a press release on the paper and may even feature the newly published research in its quarterly newsletter. After the SWIFT Institute publishes the research, the research and its content belong to the researcher to publish, giving credit to the support given by the SWIFT Institute.

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If you have a paper that is of relevance to the financial industry and you would like it to be considered for publication on the SWIFT Institute website, please send us your request by using our Contact Form.

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