SF State co-hosts conference on the future of finance

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The free event, to be held online March 4 – 5, is co-sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and UC Santa Cruz

The Lam-Larsen FinTech Initiative at San Francisco State University is teaming up with the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and the Center for Analytical Finance at the University of California at Santa Cruz to host a virtual conference that will give participants an in-depth look at the future of banking. FinTech: Innovation, Inclusion, and Risks Conference will be held online March 4 – 5. The free event will feature sessions exploring such topics as stablecoins, blockchain and cryptocurrencies. There will also be a long list of expert speakers and panelists, including Princeton Economics Professor Markus Brunnemeier and RippleX General Manager Monica Long.

“This conference is important because the financial system is changing radically, and discussion is required to ensure that we navigate this transition safely,” said San Francisco State Professor of Finance Todd J. Feldman, who helped create and plan the conference. “It will give our students and whoever else wants to join in the chance to see speakers who are actively involved in shaping the future of money and finance, which impacts us all.”

Registration is free and open to the public, with all conference sessions streamed via Zoom. Speaker information and a full agenda are available on the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco website. Register online by Friday, Feb. 25.

The Lam-Larsen FinTech Initiative is one of five initiatives created in the Lam Family College of Business at SF State from the Lam-Larsen Fund for Global Innovation. The mission of the FinTech Initiative is to become the educational leader in fintech/cryptocurrency in the San Francisco Bay Area to prepare students to join the world’s top fintech companies.