Keynote presentation at the Inside ETFs Europe conference in Amsterdam (May 2012).
"Market Structure - an Accident Waiting to Happen"
2013 Awards - Member of the overall Academic Advisory Panel and the judging panel.
2012 Awards - Invited to join the overall Academic Advisory Panel and the judging panel.
Founded the Financial Stability Research Forum to advise regulators and policymakers (launched March 2011).
The inherent instability of the financial markets is one of the most pressing research challenges faced by the UK. Current theory appears to falter when used to explain, describe and simulate the behavioural issues that lead to instability, and to understand positions of disequilibrium and instability within the financial markets. Regulators and policymakers are therefore keen to encourage more academic research in this area, and to establish a forum where their teams can meet with academics to discuss and explore the challenges in theory and practice.
Invited to join the National Stakeholder Board of the the UK's national research and training initiative in the science and engineering of Large-Scale Complex IT Systems (LSCITS) (02/10 - 02/11).
LSCITS is a consortium of leading British academics and industrial practitioners, funded by the EPSRC to provide a national strategic coordinated research and training initiative focusing on the improvement of existing technical approaches to complex systems engineering and to develop new socio-technical approaches that improve understanding of the complex interactions between organisations, processes and systems.
UCL Computer Scientist honoured (24/10/09).
"UCL-CS Financial Computing Director Christopher Clack has been awarded a Doctor of Science degree from the University of Cambridge. The university's highest degree is conferred on scientists with a proven record of internationally recognised scholarship."
"UCL's virtual trading floor - a virtual trading facility giving students the opportunity to experience real-time streaming market data and business news - will be open to journalists wishing to see the floor in action on Thursday 24th September from 2.30-4pm."
UCL's MSc Financial Computing nominated as finalist for the LDA Commercial Deal of the Year Award (18/11/08)
The MSc Financial Computing was nominated as a finalist for the London Development Agency's new Commercial Deal of the Year Award, in recognition of the very close collaboration between UCL, Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley and Reuters.
Virtual Trading Floor partner wins UCL Enterprise Partner of the Year Award (1/5/08).
"On Thursday 1st May 2008, at UCL's inaugural Enterprise Awards Presentation, Thomson Reuters was awarded the UCL Enterprise Partner of the Year Award 2008 for their collaboration with UCL to set up the new Virtual Trading Floor for the MSc Financial Computing degree.
"A virtual trading floor, opened today with the support of Reuters and four leading investment banks, will help ensure that London continues to train the talent it needs to maintain its position as a world-leading financial centre."
UCL's new virtual trading floor, launched by Financial Computing MSc Director Christopher D. Clack, is thought to be Europe's largest educational virtual trading floor for Computer Science students. It comprises real-time streaming data from Reuters and APIs to provide streaming data into the software built by UCL students.
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Launch of UCL's new MSc in Financial Computing "MScFC" (24/9/2007).
This new MSc has been founded to encourage diversity of graduates entering financial services technology. The degree programme is intimately linked with industry, with four leading investment banks advising on curriculum content, providing guest lectures and hosting summer projects. The main web site for financial computing at UCL can be found here, and the founding class of 2007-08 MScFC students is shown in the picture below.