Research & Grants

An independent hub for cutting-edge research, the SWIFT Institute unites academic study with the practice of global finance to bolster the spread of big new ideas. Through the funding and publishing of a broad range of cutting-edge research, we encourage collaboration between thought leaders in finance and academia.

Internationalisation of the RMB: New Starts, Jumps and Tipping Points

by Jonathan Batten, Peter Szilagyi

Institution(s):
  • Monash University
  • Judge Business School, University of Cambridge
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Financing the SME Supply Chain

by Asad Ata, Mahender Singh

Institution(s):
  • MISI (Malaysia Institute for Supply Chain Innovation)

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Can Mobile Money be Used to Promote Savings? Evidence from Preliminar

by Jenny Aker, Kim Wilson

Institution(s):
  • The Fletcher School, Tufts University
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New Regulations and Collateral Requirements – Implications for the OT

by Manmohan Singh

Institution(s):
  • The International Monetary Fund (IMF)
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The Prospects for a Common Language in Wholesale Financial Services

by Alistair Milne, Malcolm Chisholm

Institution(s):
  • Loughborough University School of Business
  • AskGet Consulting
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Modelling the cost of financial services across countries using a Dynamic Hierarchical Bayes framework

by Nicolas Glady, Ashwin Malshe

Institution(s):
  • ESSEC Business School (Paris & Singapore)
Q1 2016
The Global Network of Payment Flows

by Kimmo Soramäki, Samantha Cook

Institution(s):
  • Financial Network Analytics
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A Dynamic Stochastic Network Model of the Unsecured Interbank Lending Market

by Francisco Blasques and Falk Bräuning, Iman van Lelyveld

Institution(s):
  • VU University Amsterdam
  • De Nederlandsche Bank
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A global perspective of women in finance

by Renée Adams, Tom Kirchmaier

Institution(s):
  • University of New South Wales
  • Manchester Business School
Q2 2016
Theory of Optimum Financial Areas:
Retooling the Debate on the Governance of Global Finance

by Erik Jones, Geoffrey Underhill

Institution(s):
  • The Johns Hopkins University SAIS
  • University of Amsterdam and SAIS Europe
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A predictive cybercrime cost model for the financial industry

by Vincent Cheng Siong Lee

Institution(s):
  • Clayton School of Information Technology, Monash University
Q4 2016
Regulatory Compliance – The Extraterritorial Challenge

by Stuart Weinstein

Institution(s):
  • Coventry Law School
Q1 2016
Macroprudential Oversight, Risk Communication and Visualization

by Peter Sarlin

Institution(s):
  • Goethe University Frankfurt
  • RiskLab Finland
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Examination of Financial Data Collection Processes and Standards

by Suzanne Morsfield, Steve Yang, Susan Yount

Institution(s):
  • Columbia Business School
  • Stevens Institute of Technology
  • Susan Yount
Q1 2016
Prospects and Challenges of the Development of ASEAN Exchanges

by Carol Hsu, Sia Siew Kien

Institution(s):
  • National Taiwan University
  • Nanyang Business School, Singapore
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The Scope of International Mutual Fund Outsourcing: Fees, Performance and Risks

by Douglas Cumming, Armin Schwienbacher, Feng Zhan

Institution(s):
  • York University Schulich School of Business
  • University of Lille SKEMA School of Business
  • John Carroll University
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The Role of Securitization in China’s Capital Market

by Ann Rutledge

Institution(s):
  • Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
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Near Real-time Retail Payment and Settlement Systems Mechanism Design

by Robert Kauffman, Zhiling Guo, Mei Lin, Dan Ma

Institution(s):
  • Singapore Management University
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Cross-border Low Value Payments and Regional Integration: Enablers and Disablers

by Leo Lipis, Colin Adams

Institution(s):
  • Independent Research Consultants
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Bitcoin – The Miner’s Dilemma

by Ittay Eyal

Institution(s):
  • Cornell University
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The Influence of Virtual Currency on Fiat Currency

by Dirk Baur, KiHoon Hong, Adrian Lee

Institution(s):
  • UTS Business School, Finance Discipline, University of Technology, Sydney
Q2 2016
Multinational Banking and Conflicts among US-EU AML/CTF Compliance & Privacy Law : Operational & Political Views in Context

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by Michelle Frasher

Institution(s):
  • EU Center, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Q2 2016
The Role of Big Data in Governance: A Regulatory and Legal Perspective of Analytics in Global Financial Services

by Daniel Gozman, Wendy Currie, Jonathan Seddon

Institution(s):
  • Henley Business School
  • Audencia School of Management
  • Charles River Development
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Does regulation aimed at encouraging competition and innovation conflict with requirements for KYC, AML, etc.?

by Milind Saythe, Geoff Nicoll, Paula Chadderton

Institution(s):
  • University of Canberra
Q2 2016
Governance of Competition and Innovation in Payment Services

by Jane Winn

Institution(s):
  • University of Washington School of Law
Q2 2016
Money Laundering Risks Facing Third-party Payment Providers in Emerging Economies and the Counter Policies & Measures

by Nathan Van de Velde, Peggy Valcke and Niels Vandezande

Institution(s):
  • KU Leuven Faculty of Law
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Financial Inclusion: Mobile Banking in Africa

by Jay Rosengard

Institution(s):
  • Harvard Kennedy School
Q2 2016
Blockchain for Securities – 1

by Vytautas Karalevicius

Institution(s):
  • Leuven Institute for Research on Information Systems
Q2 2016
Blockchain for Securities – 2

by Michael Mainelli, Alistair Milne

Institution(s):
  • Gresham College
  • Loughborough University
Q2 2016

Call for Proposals

The next Call for Proposal will be listed here

FAQ

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.

Submit your paper

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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