U-M conference to address financial technology risks, opportunities

November 8, 2017
Contact: Jared Wadley jwadley@umich.edu


DATES: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16; 8:15 a.m.-3:15 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, 2017

EVENT: Third annual Financial Stability Conference

Venmo Square. RobinHood. Apply Pay. Credit Karma. Even if you don’t know blockchain from bitcoin, you’re probably using financial technology (FinTech), which has rapidly evolved and changed the way in which it’s delivered and who delivers it​.

The two-day event will bring ​together ​private sector innovators​, ​public sector change-makers, ​​academic experts and ​senior government officials ​to discuss how the upside potential of financial innovation can be harnessed while reducing the downside risk.

Richard Berner, director of the U.S. Office of Financial Research, and Michael Barr, the Joan and Sanford Weill Dean at the University of Michigan Ford School of Public Policy, will give the conference welcome. The keynote speakers are Federal Reserve Governor Lael Brainard and Gillian Tett, U.S. managing editor of the Financial Times.

Panel discussions will include more than two dozen experts.

INFORMATION: Registration is free. For additional information and panel schedule, visit myumi.ch/LEgMK.

PLACE: Hutchins Hall Room 100, U-M Law School, 625 S, State St., Ann Arbor

SPONSORS: U.S. Office of Financial Research and U-M Center on Finance, Law, and Policy