The Stevens Center Fintech Conferences bring together emerging and established fintech companies, industry leaders, academics, and policymakers, to promote innovation in the financial sector. Stevens Center Fintech Conferences provide in-depth examination of critical areas of financial services such as payments, lending, wealth management, real estate, cryptocurrencies, and (re)insurance. Stay tuned for more information about the Stevens Center’s Inaugural Fintech Conference.

Special Events

The Stevens Center brings to Penn campus the brightest and most innovative minds in financial technology. Lectures, roundtable discussions, and interactive sessions with financial institutions leaders, venture investors, and regulators strengthen our position as global thought leaders in the fintech ecosystem. Dialogue at these special events will help advance our research, curriculum, and thought leadership in fintech.

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On Wednesday, April 3, 2019, Dean Geoff Garrett and Ross Stevens, W’91, hosted the inaugural event for the Stevens Center for Innovation in Finance.

This roundtable, held in Jon M. Huntsman Hall, and moderated by Professor David Musto, included industry leaders from global fintech companies.  President Amy Gutmann and Dean Geoff Garrett delivered the introductory remarks. Featured panelists included included Robby Gutmann, CEO of New York Digital Investment Group (NYDIG), David Klein, CEO and co-founder of CommonBond, Jacqueline Reses, Head of Square Capital, and Elad Roisman, Commissioner of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

On October 10-11, 2019, the Stevens Center hosted the Wharton Institutional Crypto CEO Forum, an invitation-only executive forum on cryptocurrency.

This private event featured discussions on regulation, exchanges, institutional execution, market-making, and payments.  The event brought together investors, executives, regulators, and thought leaders in the crypto space.  The event agenda can be found here.

On September 12, 2019, the Stevens Center held a fall speaker event with Amias Gerety, Partner at QED Investors.

At this event, Mr. Gerety shared his knowledge as a venture investor focused on office technologies and financial infrastructure companies.  Mr. Gerety also shared his insight as former Acting Assistant Secretary for Financial Institutions at the U.S. Department of Treasury, where he was lead advisor to the Treasury Secretary on financial institutions.