Jorges Cruz Lopez

Jorges Cruz Lopez

Jorge is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Western Ontario and the Director of Financial Engineering and Research at Financial Network Analytics (FNA), a leader in Regulatory Technology (RegTech) and Supervisory Technology (SupTech) based in the UK. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of the New York Institute of Finance.

At FNA, Jorge oversees the R&D Department and leads a team of data scientists in the development of analytical models, visualizations, and algorithms that facilitate the management and supervision of financial institutions.

Prior to joining Western University and FNA, Jorge spent eight years at the Bank of Canada, where he worked as a Senior Economist and as a Principal Researcher. There, he conducted research and oversaw 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 FMIs. He has published in academic and practitioner journals, served in editorial boards, and spoken at several conferences, universities, and policy institutions, including the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) and various central banks. He has been a Visiting Scholar at HEC Paris and at 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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