Launched in April 2012, the SWIFT Institute fosters independent research to extend the understanding of current practices and future needs across the financial industry. Managed by SWIFT, and working in close collaboration with academics from top international universities, the SWIFT Institute brings the financial industry and academia together to explore ideas and share knowledge on topics of global importance.
“SWIFT is uniquely placed to bring thought leadership and strategic thinking to the financial services industry,” said Peter Ware, Director, SWIFT Institute at SWIFT. “Through the SWIFT Institute we have made great strides in achieving this goal and will continue to do so with new research in 2014 related to the reduction of risk and cost, as well as ongoing regulatory changes, amongst other topics. Our aim is to help the global financial community better understand and deal with the challenges it is facing both through new research and greater dialogue at events.”
Since its inception, the Institute has issued 14 research grants and published five research projects which have been presented at the Harvard Kennedy School in Boston, Sibos 2013 in Dubai and discussed during the Institute’s event on ‘China’s Emergence in International Finance’ in Shanghai.