Advances in Financial Technologies and Applications to Investment Solutions for Individuals

Four-University Rotating FinTech Conference

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In the context of the fourth revolution, the digital revolution, which is expected to have a dramatic impact on the investment industry, four prominent academic institutions renowned for the quality and relevance of their educational and research programmes in finance and technology - EDHEC-Risk Institute, KAIST, Princeton and Tsinghua Universities - have joined forces. Together, they have been hosting a series of rotational conferences on financial technologies to offer a forum to facilitate discussion among all interested parties (academics, practitioners and regulators) around the world.

After successful events organised in Princeton in 2017 and Seoul in 2018, EDHEC-Risk Institute is pleased to be hosting the "Advances in Financial Technologies and Applications to Investment Solutions for Individuals" conference to be held in Paris on 2 April 2019, at the Palais Brongniart, which was the historical French Stock Exchange.

Leading experts from the US, Asia and Europe will be featured at the conference, including:
Lionel Martellini (Director of EDHEC-Risk Institute), Changle Lin (Adjunct Professor, Tsinghua University), John Mulvey (Professor and founding member of the Bendheim Centre for Finance at Princeton University), Laurent Calvet (Professor at EDHEC Business School) and Woo Chang Kim (Associate Professor at KAIST).


The conference sessions will include presentations on the following themes:

  • Mass Production, Mass Customisation and Mass Distribution of Improved Retirement Solutions with Digital Goal-Based Investing Technology
  • Modelling Investor Behaviour Based on Micro-Level Big Data and AI Systems
  • What Do Large Datasets Reveal about Household Financial Decisions?
  • Decentralised Enterprise Risk Management: Optimal Capital Allocation for Global Diverse FinTech Organisations
  • A Case Study on Enhancing Income Security via Financial Technologies: Fully Personalised GBI-Based Life-Time Financial Planning Service for Every Korean Citizen by National Pension Service

The conference will close with a roundtable session entitled "The Rise of Robo-Advisors: A Threat or an Opportunity for the Wealth Management Industry?", moderated by Yuri Bender from the Financial Times.









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Registrations for the conference are limited to 150 seats. Asset owners, endorsing partner members and EDHEC Alumni benefit from special rates.

Should you be interested in attending this conference, please select the EDHEC Alumni special rate with a 30% discount (€105 instead of €150) when registering through the following link:

We look forward to welcoming you to the conference.

Lionel Martellini,
Professor of Finance
Director, EDHEC-Risk Institute

Tuesday 2nd April 2019
09:00 AM - 05:30 PM
Palais Brongniart

Palais Brongniart

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Tuesday 2nd April 2019
09:00 AM - 05:30 PM
Palais Brongniart
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