"FinTech" - How our financial relationships are being transformed by machines


New forms of alternative finance (or FinTech) are growing quickly, and alternative finance, at least in some European countries, is on the point of becoming mainstream.

Our social interaction in the online world is producing forms of data that don't exist in the offline world - data that is being processed by machines to gain insight into our financial decision-making at a level and scale that is beyond what humans can produce and process in their offline interactions with each other.  

How and why is this transformation happening? Join us for this BrainBites Evening Lecture to hear Professor Raghu Rau discuss the three main topics that combine to create an additional dimension in this age of online alternative finance:

•    The digitization of social data
•    An increasing blind trust in machines and technology
•    A renewed focus on social information as a predictor of financial outcomes



Raghavendra Rau

Raghavendra Rau

Raghu Rau is the Sir Evelyn de Rothschild Professor of Finance at the Cambridge Judge Business School. He is a director of the Cambridge Center for Alternative Finance (CCAF), Head of the Judge Business School's Finance & Accounting subject group, past president of the European Finance Association, and a member of the Cambridge Corporate Governance Network (CCGN). Professor Rau has taught at a number of universities around the world, was Principal at Barclays Global Investors in San Francisco from 2008-2009, and is co-editor of several financial publications. His research has frequently been covered by the popular press including the New York Times, the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Economist. He won the Ig Nobel Prize in Management in 2015 for his paper on early life disasters and CEO financial policy. > Read his full biography

At Amsterdam Institute of Finance, Raghu teaches the Behavioral Finance program being held in the same week from 2 - 4 December 2015.

Event date
Thursday 3 December, 2015


Amsterdam Institute of Finance, Simon Carmiggeltstraat 6 - 50, Amsterdam
(5 minutes walk from Amsterdam Central Station)

AgendaBrainBite logo

17:30 Registration
18:00 Presentation and Questions
19:30 Networking Drinks
20:30 End

Event cost

Free to AIF Alumni and their guests. All others  €50.


For any questions, please contact Ai Ling Kloprogge at a.kloprogge@aif.nl or phone +31 020 520 0160.