Cryptocurrencies, Fintech, and financial disruptions examined at upcoming conference

Thursday, 1 February 2018  Media Alerts

Leading academics and industry professionals to examine current trends and risks.

The Financial Services and Technology: Financial Inclusion and Stability conference will be held at UNSW Sydney on Monday 5th February. 

The conference, hosted by the Institute of Global Finance (UNSW Business School) and Asian Development Bank (ADB) will examine innovation in financial services.

Topics include: cryptocurrencies, P2P payments, mobile, the Balkanisation of payment "tokens", Fintech, financial disruptions, crime risk, and financial risk in the 21st century, as well as broader issues such as deregulation, regulation, governance and compliance.

Speakers include:

  • Douglas Arner, Professor of Law, Hong Kong University
  • Ross Buckley, Professor of Law, UNSW
  • Sarah Hickey, Partner, PwC
  • Anatoly Kirievsky, Head of Compliance, Optiver, Asia Pacific
  • Nathan Lynch, Head of Bureau Chief Asian Pacific, Thomson-Reuters
  • Ian Pollari, Global Co-Head of Financial Technology (Fintech), KPMG
  • Rhonda Piggott, Director, New South Wales State Office, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • Richard Yetsenga, Chief Economist, ANZ
  • Tim Harcourt, Author and JW Nevile Fellow in Economics
  • Laura Newton, Senior Compliance Officer, AUSTRAC


ADB's Vice President for Knowledge Management Bambang Susantono, and Cyn-Young Park, Director of Regional Cooperation and Integration, will launch the latest ADB Report on Asian Economic Integration.

Seats are limited. To attend, please register with globalfinance@unsw.edu.au by Friday 2 February.


For further information:

Kate Newton (Media Assistant, UNSW Business School)

Telephone: +61 (2) 9385 0778  Email: k.newton@unsw.edu.au


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