Europlace Institut of Finance – Call for project

The Europlace Institute of Finance, which since 2005 has been recognized as a Foundation of public utility, aims to implement and develop synergies between research/training in the field of economics and finance and professionals in the financial marketplace. The founders of the Institute are committed to providing the resources for this endeavour within a long-term perspective.

As in previous years, the Foundation is issuing a call for research projects in 2017, addressed to the entire academic community concerned without any restriction in terms of academic disciplines.
In partnership with the Louis Bachelier LABEX, the Foundation intends financing 15 research projects, each of which will receive €10,000 in funding. The projects funded will cover themes of major interest in the current context, grouped into five axes (see attached Annex).
Projects should involve at least one researcher affiliated to a French academic institution. Projects involving several teams, especially those with a strong European dimension, will be given special consideration.
In applying, project promoters commit themselves if selected to developing their project in association with one or more actors in the Paris financial marketplace, through meetings and exchanges with teams. Where appropriate, responses to the call for projects may mention already existing links, which may be strengthened within the framework of the project concerned.
Blockchain and Fintech: changing markets and behaviour, operational risks linked to the use of data (personal data, fake news, etc.), regulation and accountability, risks – including risks to reputation – and how to manage them. Competitive dynamics between financial actors in this new environment.
What changes are taking place regarding validation and impact analysis of financial and insurance models and in particular analytics?  In what ways are the models themselves changing? What assumptions should be called into question?  Modelling the management and optimization of collateral, the search for liquidity and the impact on prices of illiquid securities. What progress has been made on the relative pertinence of active and fundamental management?
Regulation of energy, low-carbon and related markets

  • Interconnection of markets: impacts of and on regulation.
  •  MiFID 2: Events studies in the framework of the entry into force of the various provisions.
  • Solvency 2: what options are there for analysing and controlling medium-term behaviour?

The economic impact of continuing low interest rates, structural modelling of deposits in particular as a function of interest rate changes.
Convergence between accounting and economic approaches.
Taking extra-financial criteria into account.
Relevance of financial products for savers, role and impact of robo-advisors. Behavioural analysis and product design.
Deadline for submission: October 20, 2017
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