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Monday, April 04, 2022 at 10:19

The new assets and financial environments, at the URJC

The new assets and financial environments, at the URJC The new assets and financial environments, at the URJC

A talk, organized by the 'Luis Gámir' Permanent Seminar on Economic Policy, analyzes the financial aspects and utilities of new concepts such as NFTs, the Metaverse or Artificial Intelligence.

Raul Garcia Hemonnet

Finances are constantly changing and more so in these times of hyper-connectivity and immediate transactions. In recent years, technology has taken on a huge role in the functioning of society, and the financial world has been one of the great beneficiaries of this fact. It is not uncommon to see in the press, television or social networks mentions of concepts such as NFTs (unique digital assets that cannot be modified or exchanged for another of the same value), Artificial Intelligence or, the most recent Metaverse.

To analyze these new realities from a financial point of view, the URJC, through the Permanent Seminar on Economic Policy 'Luis Gállir' has invited Carlos Jaureguizar Francés, president of the Institute for the Development of Artificial Intelligence in the Financial Sector (IDIASEF).

Pilar Grau, Professor of the Department of Applied Economics I, History and Economic Institutions and Moral Philosophy, who will present the talk, points out that the speaker “is an expert in fund management, who knows blockchain technology very well (on which the blockchain is based). both NFTs and cryptocurrencies).

Jaureguizar will address the capacity that high-risk and complicated assets such as NFTs can have for market development, as well as how new business opportunities can appear within the Metaverse (virtual universe created by the company Meta, of Mark Zuckerberg). In addition, it will address the financial benefits of artificial intelligence developments, to manage investment portfolios or anticipate market developments.

"We are interested in these elements in terms of assets and market places," says Miguel Cuerdo, director of the seminar and of the Department of Applied Economics I and History and Economic Institutions and Moral Philosophy.

The conference is aimed at students of Economics and Business Administration, but also of other Legal and Social branches, as well as anyone interested in these new concepts. It is held in person, this Monday, April 4 at 12:30, in Seminar 157 of the Departmental Building of the Madrid Campus. 0 credits will be awarded for attending the talk.