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ISBN 9780367344146
March 24, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
544 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations

 
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Book Description

Financial technology is rapidly changing and shaping financial services and markets in a seismic manner. These changes are considered to be a core element of the 4th Industrial Revolution.

This Handbook will analyse developments in the financial services, products and markets that are being reshaped by technologically-driven changes with a view to their policy, regulatory, supervisory and other legal implications. The book will illustrate the crucial role the law has to play in tackling the 4th Industrial Revolution in the financial sector by offering a framework of legally enforceable principles and values in which such innovations might take place without threatening the acquis of financial markets law and more generally the rule of law and basic human rights.

With contributions from international leading experts, topics will include:
• Fintech and Lending
• Fintech and Investment Services
• Distributed Ledger Technology, Blockchain and Smart Contracts
• Cryptocurrencies and Cryptoassets
• Markets and Trading
• Comparative Law in the Digital Age

This handbook will be of great relevance for practitioners and students alike, and a first reference point for academics researching in the fields of banking and finance.

Table of Contents

 

Part I Policy, High-level Principles, Trends and Perspectives

1. Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in the Financial Sector – Legal-Methodological Challenges of Steering towards a Regulatory ‘Whitebox’
Gudula Deipenbrock

2. Smart Contracts and Civil Law Challenges: Does Legal Origins Theory Apply?
Florian Möslein

3. Fintech and the Limits of Financial Regulation: A Systemic Perspective
Saule T Omarova

4. A Regulatory Roadmap for Financial Innovation
Cristie Ford

5. FinTech and The Law & Economics of Disintermediation
Fatjon Kaja, Edoardo D Martino, Alessio M Pacces

6. Financial Technologies and Systemic Risk – Some General Economic Observations
Anja Eickstädt, Andreas Horsch

Part II Fintech and Lending

7. Fintech Credit Firms: Prospects and Uncertainties
Francesco De Pascalis

8. Fintech Credit and Consumer Financial Protection
Nikita Aggarwal

Part III Fintech and Payment Services

9. EU Payment Services Regulation and International Developments
Alan Brener

10. Current and Future Liability Concepts in European Financial Market Regulation
Marte Eidsand Kjørven

Part IV Fintech, Investment and Insurance Services

11. Robo Advice: Legal and Regulatory Challenges
Wolf-Georg Ringe, Christopher Ruof

12. Insurance and the Legal Challenges of Automated Decisions - an EU Perspective
Paola Manes

13. Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and FinTech: Market Efficiency and Systemic Risk
Jay Cullen

Part V Fintech, Financial Inclusion and Sustainable Finance

14. FinTech, Financial Inclusion and the UN Sustainable Development Goals
Ross P Buckley, Dirk A Zetzsche, Douglas W Arner, Robin Veidt

15. Digital Transformation and Financial Inclusion
Kern Alexander, Xenia Karametaxas

16. Disintermediation in Fund-raising: Marketplace Investing Platforms and EU Financial Regulation
Eugenia Macchiavello

Part VI Cryptocurrencies and Cryptoassets

17. Cryptoassets in Private Law
Jason Grant Allen

18. Cryptocurrencies: Development and Perspectives
Michael Anderson Schillig

19. Distributed Ledger Technology and Sovereign Financing
Astrid Iversen

20. Law and Regulation for a Crypto-Market: Perpetuation or Innovation?
Joseph Lee

Part VII Markets and Trading

21. High-Frequency Trading: Regulatory and Supervisory Challenges in the Pursuit of Orderly Markets
Trude Myklebust 

22. ‘Trustless’ Distributed Ledgers and Custodial Services
Matteo Solinas

Part VIII Regtech and Suptech

23. "Computer Says No": Benefits and Challenges of RegTech
Veerle Colaert

24. Fintech, Regtech and Suptech: Institutional Challenges to the Supervisory Architecture of the Financial Markets Paola Chirulli

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Editor(s)

Biography

Iris H-Y Chiu is Professor of Corporate Law and Financial Regulation at University College London (UCL) and Director of the UCL Centre of Ethics and Law, United Kingdom (UK). She is a Research Fellow of the European Corporate Governance Institute, and most recently, a Senior Scholar at the European Central Bank’s Legal Research Programme.

Gudula Deipenbrock is a professor of Business Law at Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft (HTW) Berlin, University of Applied Sciences, Germany, and Associate Research Fellow 2019/2020 at Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS), University of London, United Kingdom (UK).