7th European COST Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Finance
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7th European COST Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Finance

30/09/2022 - 30/09/2022 ZHAW
Location: Bern, Switzerland
Address Bern Business School

On September 30, 2022, the "7th European COST Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Finance" will take place for the seventh time. The event is based on the work of European COST Action on Fintech and Artificial Intelligence in Finance and organized by Bern Business School. Ten top-class speakers from science and industry will give lectures on the topics of Artificial Intelligence in Finance. Most of the participants will come from industry, complemented by a significant number of academic researchers. This reflects our unique approach of connecting the academic world with its respective fields of application and converting new exciting concepts into industrial framework conditions in which they can open up new possibilities.

“The idea for the event is to serve as a forum for interdisciplinary discussion and exchange of ideas on the adoption of innovative technologies in finance, bringing together academic and industry experts.” - Branka Hadji Misheva, BFH

“AI is in particularly high demand among Swiss financial service providers but not just in the big data and blockchain areas. It is used to create clever commercial strategies for asset management in particular. Some of the Fintech startups from Europe are among the most innovative in the world.” - Joerg Osterrieder

Keynote speaker: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Härdle, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany

Selected topics:

  • Attention and sentiment around scheduled macroeconomic news announcements and the volatility in the U.S. Equity market

  • Human-centered AI-based Bespoke Indexing Methodologies

  • Artificial Intelligence in Finance – The European COST Network on Fintech and AI in Finance

  • Industry-Academia Roundtable

For more information, a detailed schedule and links to attend, please visit our conference website: https://conference.fin-ai.eu/AI-Conference-in-Finance/

Contact persons:
Prof. Dr. Branka Hadij Misheva, brankahm@gmail.com
Prof. Dr. Jörg Osterrieder, joerg.osterrieder@gmail.com

This event is based upon work from COST Action 19130, supported by COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology), www.cost.eu

About the COST Action 19130 Fintech and Artificial Intelligence in Finance:

The financial sector is the largest user of digital technologies and a major driver in the digital transformation of the economy. Financial technology (FinTech) aims to both compete with and support the established financial industry in the delivery of financial services.

Over the last decade, more than $100 billion has been invested in companies in the FinTech and AI sectors and the investment volumes continue to grow substantially. As a result, the European Commission is pursuing the goal of becoming a global hub for FinTech, whereby the economy can benefit from the European Single Market.

The COST Action 19130 is led by Action Chair Prof. Joerg Osterrieder and has three main goals: (i) transparency in FinTech, (ii) transparent versus black box decision-support models in the financial industry and (iii) transparency into investment product performance for clients. The Action will bridge the gap between academia, industry, the public and governmental organizations by working in an interdisciplinary way across Europe and focusing on innovation. The Scientific Grant Holder is Hadji Misheva Branka who is responsible for overseeing the scientific tasks related to managing and coordinating the approved COST action activities.

The key objectives of the Action are:

  • to improve transparency of AI supported processes in the Fintech space

  • to address the disparity between the proliferation in AI models within the financial industry for risk assessment and decision-making, and the limited insight the public has in its consequences by developing policy papers and methods to increase transparency

  • to develop methods to scrutinize the quality of products, especially rule-based “smart beta” ones, across the asset management, banking and insurance industries.

Founded in 1971, the European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) is a funding organisation for the creation of research networks, called COST Actions. These networks offer an open space for collaboration among scientists across Europe (and beyond) and thereby give impetus to research advancements and innovation. COST receives EU funding under the various research and innovation framework programmes, such as Horizon 2020.

30/09/2022 - 30/09/2022 ZHAW
Regions: Europe, Switzerland, European Union and Organisations, Germany
Keywords: Science, Mathematics, Business, Financial services, Universities & research, Applied science, Computing

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