New Calls for Proposals
2nd April 2013: The SWIFT Institute invites proposals for new research covering six topics relevant to today’s financial services industry. Each topic has its on Call for Proposal, available for download below. Full details of the topic, grant available and details for submissions are included within the Call. To find out if you are eligible to apply for a grant, please consult the FAQs at the bottom of this page.
- Regulatory Compliance – The Extraterritorial Challenge (download)
- The Impact of the Development of FMIs on Economic Growth in Developing Countries (download)
- Gender Diversity in the Financial Industry (download)
- Cybercrime and the Financial Industry (download)
- The Cost of Outages at FMIs (download)
- NEW – Corporate Actions – The STP Challenge (download)
Current Research Projects
|RMB Internationalisation||A study tracking the path of RMB internationalisation to determine whether a ‘tipping point’ is approaching, or has been reached.||
Jonathan Batten, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology
Peter Szilagyi, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge
|Financial Supply Chain Management||Mapping and analysis of SME value chains to identify and address structural and operational constraints limiting their performance and sustainability, with proposed enhancements to the financial supply chain.||
Dr. Asad Ata,
Dr. Mahender Singh,
MISI (Malaysia Institute for Supply Chain Innovation)
Interim white paper published Feb. 2013
|Financial Inclusion||A study of mobile money services in Ghana to determine inhibitors to take-up, including price sensitivity.||
The Fletcher School, Tufts University
|Collateral Management||A study on collateral requirements for the OTC derivatives market stemming from new regulations.||Manmohan Singh, The International Monetary Fund (IMF)||June 2013|
|Common Financial Language||A study investigating the potential economic, business and regulatory benefits from the development and use of common financial language in the execution and reporting of wholesale financial market transactions.||
Alistair Milne, Loughborough University School of Business
Malcolm Chisholm, AskGet.com
|Unit Cost of Financial Services||An empirical model allowing to estimate time-varying and cross-countries effects of the drivers of financial services costs; Title: Modelling the cost of financial services across countries using a Dynamic Hierarchical Bayes framework.||
Nicolas Glady and Ashwin Malshe, ESSEC Business School
|Network Liquidity Effects||The study maps and visualizes the SWIFT interbank payment network and develops methods for identifying systemically important banks.||Kimmo Soramäki, Financial Network Analytics||September 2013|
|Network Liquidity Effects||This research project defines and estimates a structural dynamic stochastic network model of unsecured interbank lending with asymmetric information about counterparty risk and search frictions.||Francisco Blasques and Falk Bräuning, VU University Amsterdam||December 2013|
Who can apply for funding?
Academics and finance professionals may apply as individuals or teams. Applications will be considered from university research departments, academics and PhD students, industry professionals, central bank research departments, and others who can demonstrate a robust research proposal and solid track record.
What do I include in my application?
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.
What will happen to my research?
The SWIFT Institute will publish the working paper on its website, and it may also be previewed in its quarterly newsletter or through social media. There may be opportunities to present research directly to the SWIFT community at Sibos – the annual industry conference hosted by SWIFT (www.sibos.com) – and at other dedicated events.