In partnership with the University of Newcastle Business School and the University of Durham Business School, you are invited to a collaborative networking event which brings practitioners and academics together in examining co-produced codes and tools related to auditing, reporting standards and new technologies within the financial services industry.


FinTech, Ecosystem and Accountability Network

📅9 November 2017
17:00 - 21:00 (4 hours)


Technological and social change is impacting on the financial industry at an ever-increasing pace. Simultaneously, recent regulatory reforms have impacted the profitability of many incumbent financial intermediaries. However, the new platforms provided by this technological revolution permit the creation of new innovative firms that can transform the financial sector. The objective of this workshop series is to bring together academics, practitioners and policy makers to cultivate new business areas and operating models within the financial sector.

As of 2015, globally £10bn has been invested into Fintech start-ups with more than £635m located in the United Kingdom. The opportunities presented at this time of multiple disruptive events, such as the global financial crisis, the Eurozone crisis and Brexit are generating an environment where innovation is needed to solve immediate and real world problems. The event is free to attend and open to anyone with interest in the area of financial technology and disruptive innovation.

Key themes of the discussions will include:

  • Financial technologies and cryptography;
  • Fin-Tech Ecosystems;
  • Accounting for financial technologies;
  • Risk accounting and management;
  • Virtual Free Trade Zones;
  • Virtual to physical interfaces.

Booking arrangements

Registration is mandatory. To book places, please register at the following email address:

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 17:00 GMT – Monday 6th November, 2017.

Once details are submitted, this will be taken as a confirmed booking for the event.

Supported by the Economics and Social Research Council.


University of Edinburgh Business School
29 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh, Lothian EH8 9JS, United Kingdom


👤 Shona Black
📞 +44 (0)131 651 5981

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