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.

CREST: 20th Anniversary Review

by Christiana Parisi, Hermann Rapp

  • Copenhagen Business School
Q4 2016
Impact of Open APIs in Banking

by Markos Zachariadis, Pinar Ozcan

  • Warwick Business School
Q1 2017
Multinational Banking and Conflicts Among US-EU AML/CTF Compliance & Privacy Law: Operational & Political Views in Context

by Dr. Michelle Frasher

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

by Alistair Milne, Michael Mainelli

  • Gresham College
  • Loughborough University School of Business
Use cases for the Blockchain on the Securities Transaction Lifecycle

by Vytautas Karalevicius

  • Leuven Institute for Research on Information Systems
Q1 2017
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
Q3 2016

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