Kimmo Soramaki

Kimmo Soramäki is the Founder and CEO of Financial Network Analytics (FNA) and the founding Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Network Theory in Finance.

Short Bio

Kimmo started his career as an economist at the Bank of Finland where he developed in 1997 the first simulation model for interbank payment systems. In 2004 while at the research department of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, he was among the first to apply methods from network theory to improve our understanding of financial systems. During the financial crisis of 2007-2008 Kimmo advised several central banks, including the Bank of England and European Central Bank, in modeling interconnections and systemic risk. This work led him to found FNA in 2013 to solve important issues around financial risk and for exploring the complex financial networks that play a continually larger role in the world around us. Kimmo holds a Doctor of Science in Operations Research and a Master of Science in Economics (Finance), both from Aalto University in Helsinki.

Research and Speaking Engagements

Kimmo's research has focused on modeling interconnections and interdependencies in the financial system, often through modeling or analyzing data available from financial infrastructures. He has published over 30 articles in peer-reviewed journals in statistical mechanics and economics, and in the working paper series of central banks. These articles have been cited in 1000+ academic publications. A full record of his research is available at Google Scholar.
Kimmo is a frequent keynote and plenary speaker and has during the last 3 years spoken at over 30 industry and academic conferences including Sibos, Risk Europe and the Enterprise Risk Management Symposium.
Speaking engagements in 2017
  • Invited Speaker at SAP Central Bank Executive Summit, Bank of Canada, May 2017
  • Invited Speaker at Central Banking Seminars, Windsor, May 2017
  • Invited Speaker at Quantech, London, April 2017
  • Finalist at Pitch360, Innovate Finance Global Summit, London, April 2017
Speaking engagements in 2016
Speaking engagements in 2015

Speaking engagements in 2014

Speaking engagements in 2013

Speaking engagements in 2012

  • Invited Speaker at Payments System Oversight Course, CEMLA and Central Bank of Jamaica, Kingston, December 2012
  • Invited Speaker at Risk Russia 2012, CBonds, Moscow, November 2012
  • Invited Speaker at Intraday Liquidity Risk 2012, Infoline, London, November 2012
  • Invited Speaker at Systemic Risk and Global Connectedness in the Financial Sector, Cambridge Univ./HSBC, London, November 2012
  • Invited Talk at Keble College - University of Oxford, Oxford, November 2012
  • Paper presentation at 'Systemic risk analysis: Interconnectedness within the financial system and market infrastructures', ECB/Frankfurt, October 2012
  • Invited Talk at Institute for Future Studies, Stockholm, October 2012
  • Invited Talk at Norges Bank, Onsdagsseminar, Oslo, October 2012
  • Invited Speaker at Systemic Risk Conference: Economists meet Neuroscientist, Goethe University, Frankfurt, September 2012
  • Invited Talk at Finnish Operations Research Seminar: Electronic markets in finance and logistics, Aalto University, Helsinki, June 2012
  • Invited Speaker at Global Risk Conference, Professional Risk Managers' International Association (PRMIA), New York, May 2012
  • Organizer and Speaker at Universitat Pompeu Fabra and FNA Workshop on Financial Networks, Barcelona, May 2012
  • Invited Talk at London School of Economics, February 2012
  • Invited Talk at Liverpool University Research Cluster "Probability Theory, Financial and Actuarial Mathematics, February 2012

Speaking engagements in 2011

  • Invited Speaker at Payments System Oversight Course, CEMLA and Central Bank of Bolivia, La Paz, November 2011
  • Invited Speaker at 14th Annual DNB Research Conference, Amsterdam, November 2011
  • Invited Talk at TU Delft, November 2011
  • Invited Speaker at Markets and Networks - workshop, Essex University, June 2011
  • Invited Speaker at 'Coping with Crisis in Complex Socio-Economic Systems', Zurich, June 2011
  • Invited Speaker at Workshop on Understanding Financial Institutions and Markets: Theory and Data, Bank of Canada, June 2011
  • Invited Speaker at Financial Networks Workshop 2011, West Point Military Academy, April 2011
  • Invited Talk at IBM Watson Research Center, April 2011
  • Invited Talk at New York University, Stern School of Business, April 2011
  • Invited Talk at Norges Bank Research Department, March 2011