The finance and insurance sector is undergoing a profound technological shift. With the progress in Artificial Intelligence, the rise of Decentralized Finance (DeFi) and blockchains, as well as more processes’ automation in general, the financial and insurance landscape is likely to look very different in 10 years.

The goal of the FaIR program is to encourage innovation and to support regulation so that those technologies can profit end-users and industry in general. FaIR is deeply embedded with top level research, and it has developed strong relationships and partnerships with regulators (ACPR, AMF), professional organizations (AFG, EIFR, Institut des Actuaires, etc.) and other research institutes (Turing Institute) to achieve this goal.

There is a lack of opportunities and gathering places to discuss those important transformations regardless of their field or their role. To address this, we organise roundtable discussions, where policy makers can interact with practitioners and academics. We also publish policy papers, conduct interviews and share our vision of all the interactions we have created.

Here is a non-exhaustive list of the topics that are in the scope of the FaIR program :

  • Deep Learning (applications to finance and insurance, biaises, fairness, explainability, regulation)
  • Robo-advisor and algorithmic investment
  • Alternative Data (speech and text recognition, satellite images, etc.)
  • Cyber risk and cyber insurance
  • Insurance and reinsurance (AI-assisted segmentation and risk management)
  • Blockchain and digital assets (Consensus protocols, Stablecoins, CBDC, Payment systems)
  • Decentralized Finance
  • Fintech and platforms



Marie Brière
Scientific Director

Louis Bertucci
Scientific Coordinator

International Scientific Committee

  • Cris DOLOC, Senior Quantitative developer at Cboe Global Markets in the Financial Risk Analytics group
  • Darrell DUFFIE, Distinguished Professor of Management and Professor of Finance at the Graduate School of Business, and professor by courtesy, Department of Economics, Stanford University.
  • Petter KOLM, Director of the Mathematics in Finance Master’s Program and Clinical Professor, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University
  • Alexander LIPTON, Co-Founder and Chief Information Officer at Sila, Partner at Numeraire Financial, Visiting Professor and Dean’s Fellow at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and Connection Science Fellow at MIT.