18.03.21 GEMFIN Masterclass: GameStop – A Short-Term Drama or Evolution of Finance?

Date 18 March, 2021 │ 12:00-12:30
Venue Online


Please register here to confirm your participation.


The recent unprecedented GameStop frenzy triggered billions of dollars in losses for hedge fund short sellers. The sharp increase in the stock price, of 500 percent in just five days, overshadowed even the recent surge in the price of Bitcoin.


It may take some time to fully understand the saga and its impact on financial markets. Yet, the influence of new financial technologies and social media is becoming clearer.

Who are the new players? Could this saga prove symbolic of a new era in Finance? Might the century-long trend of declining participation of private investors in the markets be now turning? And how should regulators handle this?


Dr. Michal PasermanExecutive Education and Master Programs Manager at GFRI, will help us understand these developments in our upcoming masterclass.


The implications of recent innovation in financial technologies for the world economy, the opportunities it creates and regulatory challenges it poses, is one of the topics covered by our new Master of Advanced Studies in Finance program.



February 22, 2021