The Launch of AXA Chair in Global Finance
Date: 13 February 2018
Time: 09:00 - 21:00
Venue: Senate House Paul Webley Wing & Senate House South Block, University of London
Type of Event: conference
The AXA Chair Launch is an inspirational and exciting full-day event to celebrate the appointment of AXA Chair in Global Finance - Professor Victor Murinde. The event is co-hosted by SOAS University of London, AXA Research Fund and AXA Investment Managers. It brings together world-leading scholars, practitioners and policy makers to discuss pressing issues and new developments in global finance.
Session 1: Research Workshop on Inclusive Finance
09:00-15:00, 13th February 2018
Alumni Lecture Theatre
Senate House Paul Webley Wing, SOAS University of London
The workshop features research papers from the ongoing research project on “Delivering Inclusive Financial Development and Growth”, funded under the DFID-ESRC Growth Research Programme (DEGRP) Call 3, ESRC Ref: ES/N013344/2. The project is led by the AXA Chair holder - Professor Murinde – as PI and includes Co-Is from SOAS University of London, University of Groningen, the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC), University of Birmingham, Loughborough University, University of Nottingham, ODI, IDS, Laval University, and University of Ghana.
Session 2: Launch of AXA Chair
15:30-21:00, 13th February 2018
Senate House South Block, University of London
The launch event is a prestigious gathering of world-leading scholars, practitioners and policy makers. The essence and significance of the AXA Chair in Global Finance will be introduced by Professor Murinde, followed by short interventions from the top leadership of SOAS University of London and the AXA Group. The launch celebration features a panel debate of eminent practitioners and scholars, who will engage the audience with thought-provoking discussion on global risks and mega trends in the global financial and economic systems. An evening reception will offer all our guests a great opportunity for networking and further exchange of ideas and experiences.