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.

Sponsored Research
21 Sep 2016

Women in Finance

by Tom Kirchmaier and Renee B. AdamsDownload (1.27MB)
Sponsored Research
11 Jul 2016

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

by Dr. Michelle Frasher with Brian AgnewDownload (1.97MB)
Sponsored Research
05 Jul 2016

Virtual Currencies: Media of Exchange or Speculative Asset?

by Dirk Baur, Adrian Lee, KiHoon HongDownload (828kB)
Sponsored Research

Modeling Trade Finance Costs during the Financial Crisis 2008-2009

by Nicolas Glady, Ashwin Malshe, Shantanu MullickDownload (6.68MB)
Sponsored Research

A Quantum Leap Over High Hurdles to Financial Inclusion: The Mobile Banking Revolution in Kenya

by Jay RosengardDownload (236kB)
Sponsored Research
07 May 2016

The Impact and Potential of Blockchain on Securities Transaction Lifecycle

by Michael Mainelli, Alistair MilneDownload (711kB)
Third-party Paper
27 Apr 2016

Global securities reporting: Industry trends, challenges and future perspectives

by Jonathan EhrenfeldDownload (181kB)
Sponsored Research
01 Dec 2015

The Role of Big Data in Governance: A Regulatory and Legal Perspective of Analytics in Global Financial Services

by Daniel Gozman, Wendy Currie and Jonathan SeddonDownload (678kB)
21 Papers Published
Diversity of grantees
31 Grants Awarded
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Call for Proposals

The next Call for Proposal will be listed here


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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