Department of Economics

Lund University School of Economics and Management

Corporate and Public Relations


To encourage the growth and policymaking on the financial markets, Knut Wicksell Centre for Financial Studies has a strong mission to strengthen the interaction between researchers within the Centre, and private and public actors on the financial markets.


Folkuniversitetet is an adult educational association that offers a wide range of adult education all over Sweden. KWC is giving a lecture series in financial literacy for recent immigrants. KWC will also give the lecture series to the general public together with Folkuniversitetet during spring 2019.


Danske Bank is one of the largest Scandinavian banks with over 20,000 employees in 16 countries. Researchers at Danske Bank’s model validation team and KWC are jointly working on improving statistical models for credit modeling and default risk.

iZettle was founded in Stockholm in 2010 and revolutionized mobile payments with the world’s first mini chip card reader and software for mobile devices. Today, iZettle’s commerce platform for small businesses in Europe and Latin America provides tools to get paid, sell smarter and grow your business. Researchers at KWC and iZettle are currently in detailed discussions about common research projects.

Century Analytics (CA) is a Malmö based asset management company, using AI to trade the currency markets. CA will launch a Swedish based hedge fund with a distribution focus towards institutional investors. With a purpose to increase the understanding of complex markets and to further develop the knowledge of smart trading systems, collaborative research projects will be initiated.

Malmö Incubator (MINC) is one of Scandinavia’s first startup incubator programs. In addition to an incubator it also hosts the accelerator Fast Track Malmö and Startup Labs. MINC and KWC organizes events to bring startup companies and researchers together. KWC researchers are also welcome to drop by and work from MINC’s headquarters in Malmö.

BetterWealth was founded in 2016 and is developing a digital platform for investment advice and automated portfolio choice. Betterwealth aims to lead the development of sophisticated investment models for digital services. Betterwealth and KWC are currently initiating research collaboration and



“Since research is a corner stone in the development of CA’s trading algorithms and Lund University’s School of Economics and Management and KWC have a strong tradition of research within finance and statistics, there are obvious synergy effects to this collaboration.”

Hugo Langéen – CIO and co-founder Century Analytics