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The Centre for Financial and Regulatory Technology is a dynamic hub with a multifaceted approach to financial technology (FinTech) and regulatory technology (RegTech). This encompasses a range of impactful activities:

Teaching and Courses

CFRT offers Continuing Professional Development (CPD) training courses tailored for financial professionals, conducted in collaboration with recognised qualifying institutions. These courses provide an opportunity for industry practitioners to enhance their skills and knowledge in the ever-evolving field of financial technology.

PhD Research

CFRT is keen to support PhD studentships, focusing on innovations within financial systems and the effective regulation of these advancements. These initiatives are designed to contribute to the cutting-edge knowledge in the financial technology landscape.

Working Papers and Impact Studies

CFRT takes a proactive role in supporting government, regulatory bodies, and the financial industry in addressing emerging regulatory challenges and opportunities stemming from innovations in financial markets. This is achieved through the promotion of research that anticipates the development of appropriate industry structures, governance practices, policy frameworks, regulatory systems, and strategic responses.

Policy Briefs

CFRT plans to regularly publish ad-hoc analyses of industry issues and trends, offering valuable insights and suggesting appropriate regulatory responses. This commitment to informed policymaking bolsters the resilience and adaptability of financial systems.

Research and Funding

CFRT is deeply engaged with NI and UK industry stakeholders, conducting targeted research, organising educational events, and delivering key insights to policymakers and regulators. This research aims to provide a deeper understanding of how innovative academic concepts can be effectively utilised by policymakers and applied within capital markets. The goal is to offer practical recommendations that can drive decision-making for financial organisations.

CFRT actively pursues the creation of groundbreaking insights in capital markets and their functioning. It is dedicated to disseminating this knowledge through various channels, including written publications and presentations. The aim is to ensure that these insights reach the broadest possible audience, fostering innovation, creating jobs, informed decision-making, and the advancement of the financial sector in Northern Ireland.