Jorges Cruz Lopez

Jorges Cruz Lopez

University of Western Ontario

Jorge is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Western Ontario, an Academic Consultant at the Bank of Canada, and a member of the Advisory Board of the New York Institute of Finance.

From 2019 to 2023, Jorge was the Director of Financial Engineering and Research at Financial Network Analytics Ltd. (FNA), a leader in Regulatory Technology (RegTech) and Supervisory Technology (SupTech). At FNA, Jorge led the R&D Department in the development of innovative algorithms and economic models that facilitate the management and supervision of banks, exchanges, payment systems and central counterparties (CCPs). He also oversaw the delivery of analytical work for several client projects.

Prior to joining Western University and FNA, Jorge worked for about a decade at the Bank of Canada, first as a Senior Economist and later as a Principal Researcher. There, he oversaw and conducted research and policy work in the areas of financial market infrastructures (FMIs), asset pricing, financial stability, and risk management. He also participated in multiple working groups relating to the regulation of derivatives markets and the modernization of payment systems, in addition to serving as the Associate Editor of the Bank of Canada Financial System Review.

Jorge’s research interests include financial asset pricing, financial risk management and financial market infrastructures (FMIs). He has published in academic and practitioner journals, served in editorial and scientific boards, and spoken at several conferences, universities, and policy institutions, including the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), the Federal Reserve Board of Governors and various other central banks. He has also been a Visiting Scholar at De Nederlandsche Bank, HEC Paris and Queensland University of Technology, and has held teaching positions in the business schools of Carleton University, the University of Ottawa and Simon Fraser University, where he obtained a PhD in Finance in 2014.

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