SWUFE & CDAR 2020 convened on October 30-31, 2020, at Hilton Chengdu, China



Since early of 2020, the outbreak of COVID-19 has brought unprecedented uncertainty and great challenges to the global market. The economic downward pressure caused by the epidemic continuously hit the stability of employment, finance, society and international relationships. Governments are striving to keep the balance between economic development and epidemic prevention. In the context of this issue, SWUFE & CDAR 2020 will focus on the positive role of the Fintech during the pandemic outbreak, bring together academic and industry cross-cutting experts in finance and technology with government and regulatory leaders to discuss how to promote recovery of the global economy in this post-pandemic era and look into the future development of Fintech.

SWUFE & CDAR 2020, presented in partnership with Chengdu Municipal Financial Regulatory Bureau, convened on October 30-31, 2020, at Hilton Chengdu, China. The SWUFE & CDAR Symposium has been successfully held twice, with the participation of 1997 Nobel Laureate Robert Merton, 2013 Nobel Laureate Lars Hansen, Professor Michael Jordan and Professor Zhiwu Chen, etc. This year the invited speakers include 2001 Nobel Laureate George A. Akerlof, Professor Chang-Tai Hsieh and Professor Barry Eichengreen.

The Southwestern University of Finance and Economics (SWUFE) is a top university specialized in finance, economics, and business. SWUFE joined the Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk (CDAR) as a founding member in 2015. CDAR supports research in innovation in data science and its applications to portfolio management and investment risk. Based in the Economics and Statistics Departments at UC Berkeley, CDAR was co- founded with State Street, Stanford, Berkeley Institute for Data Science (BIDS).


Professor George A. Akerlof

Daniel E. Koshland, Sr. Distinguished Professor Emeriturs of Economics

2001 Nobel Laureate in Economics

Professor Akerlof is a 2001 recipient of the Alfred E. Nobel Prize in Economic Science; he was honored for his theory of asymmetric information and its effect on economic behavior. He is also the 2006 President of the American Economic Association where he served earlier as vice president and member of the executive committee. He is also on the North American Council of the Econometric Association.


OCT 30th

This forum will invite participants from industry, government, regulators and academia to openly discuss the practical application of Fintech in the transformation of the financial industry as well as to conduct academic presentations in the field of risk management.

OCT 31st

As the main conference event, this symposium will focus on key issues in Fintech development during the pandemic outbreak and present the latest research. Three panel discussions on Fintech in industry, Fintech in security market and Fintech in Banking and three round-table discussions were specially designed in the afternoon session.