QFIN aims to provide excellent research on issues currently faced by financial markets and promote stronger links between academic institutions, business and industries.

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QFIN is one of two research groups in the Department of Accounting and Finance in the University of Sussex Business School. We aim to provide excellent research on issues currently faced by financial markets (including digital assets and their derivatives such as bitcoin swaps, futures and options, climate change finance and risk management). The problems that our researchers study require a data-driven quantitative approach  including the analysis of big data sets derived from trade or order book data at ultra-high frequency.

QFIN has experts in quantitative finance, climate change, crypto asset market microstructure, big data analysis, machine learning and computer science. The network’s core and key associated members all have strong research backgrounds with publications in the top academic journals and some also have significant industry experience having held various roles in top-tier investment banks, hedge funds and relevant industries.

QFIN aims to promote stronger links between academic institutions and business and industries. We work and collaborate with business and industry on research initiatives and projects. We provide bespoke consultancy services, design and deliver tailor-made training courses as well as teach students to meet the challenges for a highly-skilled labour force that the industry requires.

Main Research Areas

Quantitative Finance

  • Asset pricing models
  • Derivatives pricing, hedging and trading
  • Risk analysis and financial econometrics (theory and applied)

Financial Technology

  • Crypto asset and derivatives markets
  • P2P lending
  • Blockchain protocols

Climate Finance

  • Climate forecasting
  • Pricing energy and environmental products
  • Environmental strategy and policy