The SWIFT Institute unites academic study with the practice of global finance through the funding of research grants on topics impacting the global financial industry. We aim to produce an ever-increasing body of research work freely available to all with the intention of increasing knowledge.

On this page you will find details of all research grants we have issued along with links to the published working papers for those projects that have been completed.

Multinational Banking and Conflicts Among US-EU AML/CTF Compliance & Privacy Law: Operational & Political Views in Context

by Brian Agnew, Dr. Michelle Frasher

  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
The Impact and Potential on the Securities Transaction Lifecycle

by Alistair Milne, Michael Mainelli

  • Gresham College
  • Loughborough University School of Business
Blockchain for Securities – 1

by Vytautas Karalevicius

  • Leuven Institute for Research on Information Systems
Q2 2016
A Quantum Leap Over High Hurdles to Financial Inclusion: The Mobile Banking Revolution in Kenya

by Jay Rosengard

  • Harvard Kennedy School
Money Laundering Risks Facing Third-party Payment Providers in Emerging Economies and the Counter Policies & Measures

by Nathan Van de Velde, Niels Vandezande, Peggy Valcke

  • KU Leuven Faculty of Law
Governance of Competition and Innovation in Payment Services

by Jane Winn

  • University of Washington School of Law
Q2 2016
Does regulation aimed at encouraging competition and innovation conflict with requirements for KYC, AML, etc.?

by Geoff Nicoll, Milind Saythe, Paula Chadderton

  • University of Canberra
Q2 2016
The Role of Big Data in Governance: A Regulatory and Legal Perspective of Analytics in Global Financial Services

by Daniel Gozman, Jonathan Seddon, Wendy Currie

  • Audencia School of Management
  • Charles River Development
  • Henley Business School

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