Project Title: Financial Technology, digital currency, behavioural finance, risk management
Supervisor: Professor David Aikman, Dr Ylva Baeckström
Year of Entry: 2021, part-time
Yanqing Wang is a part-time PhD student in Banking and Finance Research Group. Her research interest lies in financial technology (“FinTech”), digital currency, behavioural finance, risk management. She is passionate about applying research-based learning to solving real business problems.
Yanqing Wang (also known as Callie) holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law and Business Studies (2011) and a Master’s degree in Accounting and Finance (2012) from University of Warwick, and an MBA (2019) from Imperial College Business School. She also received the chartered status of ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) and FRM (Financial Risk Manager designation issued by the Global Association of Risk Professionals) in 2015 and then ACMA and CGMA (Chartered Global Management Accountant designations issued by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants) in 2019.
Yanqing started her career in banking and finance with Barclays in September 2012. She gained a deep understanding of the financial services industry through several rotations in product, sales, risk and finance, and quickly progressed to the vice president role in the summer of 2017. In 2019 she joined Close Brothers, an FTSE250 UK merchant banking group, as Risk Manager for the Premium Finance business. She led on embedding and facilitating processes to enable the appropriate identification, reporting, management and escalation of non-financial risks. After taking a short career break to spend some quality time with her family, she joins the Financial Conduct Authority in April 2022.
Throughout Yanqing’s career, she has witnessed various large-scale disruptive financial technology transformations in the financial services sector, especially how these innovative tools are used in risk management practices and how they interact with models, processes and systems to enable the development of advanced risk management.