Workshop : Online Alternative Finance: Building a Bridge between Research and Practitioners
Mai 22 Journée entière


Online Alternative Finance: Building a Bridge between Research and  Practitioners

The workshop aims to bring together scholars, industry leaders and regulators to have an open-minded discussion about our current state of knowledge about alternative finance. Researchers are increasingly using new forms of granular data to do an exciting research about alternative credit and equity markets, but many questions remain. Why are online finance providers emerging in the market? Will they make the financial system more democratic, responsible and fair? Will they lower the cost of financial intermediation? Or are they subject to the same agency problems as traditional intermediaries? What policies should the government adopt towards alternative finance sector? The workshop will provide a forum to discuss what data and research tools are needed to answer these questions.

Program (pdf)

9h: Welcome words. Olena Havrylchyk, Christophe Moussu & Marianne Verdier

9h10-10h: Keynote speech. “Mapping the landscape of crowdsourced finance” Raghavendra Rau, Cambridge Center for Alternative Finance Professor at the Judge Business School (University of Cambridge)

10h-10h30: Coffee break

10h30-12h15: Session 1. Financing of start-ups by equity/reward crowdfunding

Chair : Jérôme Glachant, Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne

  • Armin Schwienbacher, Professor of Finance, SKEMA
  • Paul Belleflamme, Université Catholique de Louvain
  • Jean-Michel Pailhon, FinTech Strategist & Lobbyist
  • Gilles Chemla, Imperial College London

12h15-14h: Lunch

14h-15h45: Session 2. How does P2P/marketplace lending create value?

Chair: Olena Havrylchyk, University of Lille

  • Nicolas Lesur, Chairman of Financement Participatif France and CEO of Unilend
  • Bruce Davis, co-founder of Zopa and Abundance; Bauman Institute at the University of Leeds
  • Mark Davis, Bauman Institute at the University of Leeds
  • Christoph Bertsch, Sveriges Riksbank

15h45-16h15: Coffee break

16h15-18h: Session 3. Government policy toward alternative finance providers

Chair: Marianne Verdier, University of Paris II

  • Nathalie Beaudemoulin, head of the « Fintech and Innovation » at the ACPR
  • Jean-Edouard Colliard, HEC
  • Andrea Beltramello, DG FISMA, European Commission
  • Olivier Goy, Lendix

18h: Goodbye Cocktail

Due to limited access, please register before the 15th of April if you want to attend



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