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Periklis Thivaios
Researcher at IE Business School


Periklis is a graduate from the London School of Economics, a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and an accredited Financial Risk Manager (FRM). His experience transcends finance, risk, capital management and strategy for financial institutions (banks and insurance firms) across Europe, North America and Africa. Key areas of expertise include financial risk and regulation (Solvency, Basel), financial planning and risk forecasting, value based management, stress testing, capital management, counterparty credit risk, securitisation and structured products. Periklis is an active contributor to international conferences, research projects and publications. Entrepreneurially, he has been the founder of two successful firms in financial services consulting, and of two (less successful) firms in the retail and tourism fields. Periklis was previously with the department of Computational and Applied Mathematics at the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa. Currently, he is researching “the intended and unintended consequences of cross-industry (banking and insurance) financial regulation” at IE Business School in Madrid, Spain.

Periklis believes that there is nothing new about FinTech innovation and, even though not a Schumpeterian economist, he believes that we have enough tools to understand and analyse the field without the need for grand forecasts and conclusions.