Financial Technology Network and Debt

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Public lectures / seminars

Wednesday 25 May 2022

02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Location

Online

Cost

Free

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Event details

This event will discuss the recent work on financial technology network and debt.

Speaker biography

Huamao Wang is an Associate Professor in Finance, Risk and Banking, Director of MSc Financial Technology and Director of MSc Risk Management at University of Nottingham. He obtains a PhD at University of Leeds, winning the Tom Lupton prize. He publishes papers in European Journal of Operational Research, European Journal of Finance, Quantitative Finance, Journal of Mathematical Economics, and Technological Forecasting and Social Change. He collaborates on a UKRI-ESRC project by applying Machine Learning to study SMEs during Covid-19. He is a reviewer for UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships and a guest editor for Technological Forecasting and Social Change.

Abstract

The rapid application of financial technology (FinTech) not only brings profits to the finance sector but also expands credit supplies to non-financial companies. Lending to non-financial companies is substantially increased by the expansion of bank credit supply that is boosted by FinTech development. The literature in innovation and growth focuses on non-financial companies' innovations and their effects on corporate performance in financing, asset pricing, and management. Recently, the development and value of FinTech in financial companies have been attracting an increasing research interest. We study the network among financial intermediaries and investigating the effects of the FinTech network on debt.

This seminar is linked to the CFCI research cluster Financial Technology and Digital Economy. The Financial Technology and Digital Economy (FTDE) Cluster in The Centre for Financial and Corporate Integrity (CFCI) explores the complex interrelationships between economics, finance, accounting and law that together inform transformative events facing global corporations and affect relevant stakeholders in terms of social, economic and environmental welfare and sustainability.