The Geneva Report has been published every year since 1999 by the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) (a full list including each year’s theme and authors here) and is commissioned by the International Center for Monetary and Banking Studies (ICMB), a research foundation affiliated to the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva.
This year’s report considers how advances in information technology are changing the landscape of financial services and how those advances may be changing the optimal scale of banks. It will also consider whether banks’ traditional advantages of funding through deposits and information gathering are being eroded by the presence of market-based institutions with access to cheap funds, by e-commerce platforms and by big tech firms with large established networks, which by analyzing purchase and payments patterns, can gauge users’ creditworthiness.
The authors of the report (Kathryn Petralia, Kabbage; Thomas Philippon, NYU Stern School of Business; Tara Rice, Bank for International Settlements and Nicolas Veron, Peterson Institute for International Economics and Bruegel) are asking for input from market participants.
To supplement the report, the authors are undertaking a short voluntary qualitative survey of market participants (banks, nonbank financial institutions, fintech firms, regtech firms, and bigtech firms). This short survey seeks to gather responses about technology disruption in financial services, and its impact on competition, product offering and pricing, and developments in financial institutions’ relationships with customers.
The survey may be found here: https://bis.datacoll.net/iypxeyzyyo?l=en
More detailed instructions can be found here. For any questions: please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org. The authors would greatly appreciate market participants’ input and would be happy to share the survey results and draft paper when it is ready.
Please take some time to fill out this survey, it is vitally important to the future of the industry. Responses are requested by April 5.