Study on HFT and algo trading in India

I was invited to an event titled Seminar on Policy and Regulatory Framework for Algorithmic/High Frequency Trading in India at the Habitat Centre in Delhi during which this study by the DEA-NIFM research program was released.

FEN Professional Announcements 8-25-17

Professional Announcements

The Third Annual Volatility Institute Conference at NYU Shanghai – “Derivatives and Volatility”
Call For Papers

European Winter Finance Conference (EWFC) 2018 Twelfth Annual Conference
Call For Papers

2017 OU Energy and Commodities Finance Research Conference
Program and Registration Information

The 10th Anniversary of Financial Crisis
Call For Papers

2018 AQR Insight Award
Call For Papers

European Financial Management – Special Issue: “Corporate Policies and Asset Prices”
Call For Papers

2017 Colorado Finance Summit
Call For Papers

Arne Ryde Conference on Financial Intermediation
Call For Papers

New Perspectives on Consumer Behavior in Credit and Payment Markets
Conference Announcement

Midwest Finance Association Conference
Call For Papers and Participation

Bank Business Models: Structural Changes and their Systemic Implications
Call For Papers

OptionMetrics Research Conference (ORC2017)
Call For Papers

The Bank of Finland’s RU Visiting Scholars Programme
Call For Applications – 2018

Fellowship Announcement
CAMRI Visiting Fellow Programme

9th European Business Research Conference, 14-15 December 2017, Rome, Italy

Call for Papers
9th European Business Research Conference
Date:14-15 December 2017
Venue:University Roma Tre, Rome, Italy
Submission Deadlines:13 November 2017
Registration Deadline:27 November 2017
We invite you to submit either abstract and/or full paper relating to Accounting, Banking, Economics, Finance, Management, Marketing and all other areas of Business. This conference provides an opportunity for you to present your research to an international audience andnetworking with researchers from all over the world.All submissions are double-blind peer-reviewed and accepted apers/abstracts will be published in the conference proceedings on the website This conference is supported by ten international peer reviewed journals, World Business Institute, Australia, American Research and Publications International (ARPI), USA,and London Academic Research and Publication (LARAP), UK.
Submission Process and Notification of Acceptance
Please email either abstract and/or full paper directly to by 13November2017(please note you can submit papers anytime before this deadline). Please see the Submission Guidelines link from the menu bar. All submissions are doubleblind reviewed and the author will be informed about the review outcome within shortest possible time. .
Publication Opportunities:
Affiliated Journals
ABDC Rated (B) Journals(
  • Advances in Quantitative Analysis of Finance and Accounting. 
  • International Journal of Quality and Reliability Management. 
  • IIMB Management Review.
Scopus Indexed Journals:
  • Banks and Banking System (Indexed by Scopus).
  • International Journal of Supply Chain Management (Indexed by Scopus). 
Note: The editorial board of the respective journal will independently consider high quality papers. You need to follow the journal’s policy.
Publication in ICRAJ Ranked Journals
Quality papers will be considered for publication in the following journals:
  • Journal of Business & Policy Research.
  • Global Review of Accounting and Finance.
  • World Journal of Management.
  • Global Economy and Finance Journal.
  • International Review of Business Research Papers.
Please note these journals are “not pay publication” journals and have DOI. They are indexed by EBSCO and Uirichs’ of USA and ranked by International Committee for Rating Assessment of Journals (ICRAJ). Indexing by Scopus is under process.You can visit Zant World Press ( to view these subscribed journals. Please note they are not open access journals. High quality papers, in addition to best papers of the conference, will be considered for publication in the above journal subject to compliance to the review reports and payment of applicable paper processing fees.
Written Feedback on your Paper
Unlike most of the conferences, we provide a written feedback on your paper in the form of Paper Evaluation Report after the conference. This credible report will assist the authors to revise and improve their papers.
Awards and Certificates
Best Paper Award and Outstanding Paper Award in each track will be conferred by the Program Committee and all awardees will become Fellows and Members of World Business Institutewhich will allow you to join our future conferences, seminars, workshop and training at a discounted rate. It will also provide networking facilities to team up with other Fellows/members to produce high quality research output. Certificate of presentation will be issued to participants presenting their research at the conference.Certificate of chairing a session will be issued to chairs acknowledging their contribution in the conference.
The registration fee includestea/coffee,break time foods and hot lunch.
Important Dates and Deadlines:
Deadline for Abstract and/or full paper Submission:13November 2017
Date of Notification of acceptance of abstract and or full paper:Within 7 – 10 working days of receiving the paper.
Revised Full Paper or extended abstract Submission Deadline (Optional) for conference proceedings:27 November, 2017
Registration Deadline:27 November, 2017
Announcement of the Draft Program:By 1 December, 2017
Further Enquiries:
Please email: Professor Mohammad Hoque via
Please click on the links provided on the menu bar on the conferencewebsite for more information.
Program Chair:
Professor Dr.Alberto Pezzi, University of Roma Tre, Italy.
International Program Committee Members:
Professor Dr. Alberto Pezzi, University of Roma Tre, Italy.
Professor Dr. Bob Clift, Former Dean, Melbourne University, Australia.
Professor Dr. Yasuo Hoshino, International Pacific University and University of
Tsukuba, Japan.
Professor Dr. Anisul Islam, University of Houston-Downtown, USA.
Professor Dr. Pieter Nel, Unitec Institute of Technology, New Zealand.
Professor Dr. William Lim, York University, Canada.
Professor Dr. James Haley, Point Park University, USA.
Professor Dr. Nick Koumbiadis, Adelphi University, USA.
Professor Dr. Peter Yannopoulos, Brock University, Canada.
Professor Dr. Uma Kumar,Carleton University, Canada.
Professor Dr. John Okpara, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, USA.
Professor Dr. Stuart Orr, Deakin University, Australia.
Professor Dr. SarathNonis,Arkansas State University, USA.
Professor Dr. Annabelle Jaouen, Montpellier Business School, France.
Professor Dr. M. Lombard, University of Johannesburg, South Africa.
Professor Dr. Hassan Said, Austin Peay State University, USA.
Dr. Daniel Sakyi, University of Pisa, Italy.
Dr. Amzad Hossain, Al-Ain University of Science & Technology, UAE.
Dr. Abu Mollik, University of Canberra, Australia.

Call For Papers: Showcasing Women in Finance

Call For Papers: Showcasing Women in Finance

March 2, 2018, University of Miami, School of Business Administration, Coral Gables, FL 33124, USA

The Department of Finance at the University of Miami, CIBER and AFFECT are jointly organizing the second conference on Showcasing Women in Finance. AFFECT is a committee of the American Finance Association (AFA) that aims to promote the advancement of women academics in the field of finance. The conference will be held at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida.

The aim of the conference is to showcase some female role models in finance and to provide an avenue for more junior researchers to receive feedback on their research and careers.

The conference will be followed by a panel discussion on “Can Women AFFECT Finance?”

CONFERENCE FORMAT: We will start the conference with a reception on the 1st of March, 2018. We will have 5 papers, a PhD session and a panel discussion. Each presenter will have 20-25 minutes to present their paper, followed by a 15-20 minute discussion. The discussants and panelists will be Renée Adams, Alexandra Niessen-Ruenzi, Paola Sapienza, Heather Tookes, Tracy Wang, Ingrid Werner and Toni Whited.

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Papers from all areas of finance will be considered. We encourage submissions from junior researchers and doctoral students. Papers that are at an early stage (but completed) will receive priority. Please do not submit a paper that has been accepted or close to being accepted for publication in a journal. The submission deadline is January 10, 2018. Authors of selected papers will be notified by end-January, 2018. To submit a paper, please visit

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: All reasonable travel expenses of presenters and discussants will be covered, up to a limit of $350 for participants from the U.S. and $750 for participants from other countries. Hotel accommodation for up to two nights will be provided at the historic Biltmore Hotel. Accommodation for PhD students will be provided at the Gables Inn. For additional information about the conference, please email You can also contact the conference organizers, Vidhi Chhaochharia, at, Henrik Cronqvist at, or Renee Adams at

CALL FOR PAPERS: Southwestern Finance-March 2018

Call For Papers and Participation
Southwestern Finance Association Conference 57th Annual Meeting

March 7 – March 10, 2018, Hyatt Regency and Albuquerque Convention Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Submission Deadline: October 2, 2017 (Monday); Submission Opens: August 8, 2017 (Tuesday)

The meeting will be held in conjunction with the Federation of Business Disciplines. Research papers covering all aspects of finance and financial education are invited for consideration in the program. We also invite posters and proposals for panel discussions and tutorials. Academicians, practitioners, and others with an interest in finance are invited to attend and participate in the meeting.

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Please submit research papers and proposals at this link: Active Southwestern Finance Association membership is required for any paper, proposal or workshop submissions. The link to the association membership page is
– Research papers should be in PDF format. Completed papers are encouraged and will receive preference over proposals.
– Research proposals must include a clear description of the primary issues, a review of the literature, and description of the data and methodology. Research proposals should be in PDF format and not exceed six pages in length.
– Panel, tutorial, or workshop proposals may be submitted to the Program Chair. Special session submissions must also complete the participation form on the SWFA website.
– Papers may also be accepted to poster sessions.

AWARDS: Continuing with SWFA’s tradition of recognizing research excellence, monetary prizes will be awarded for outstanding papers. SWFA will also provide awards for outstanding doctoral student papers.

DOCTORAL STUDENTS: There will be a stipend for Ph.D. students attending and presenting papers at the conference. In recent meetings, over 80 Ph.D. students from 20 countries presented their papers at the conference, attended special sessions designed for doctoral students, and networked with colleagues from all over the world.

PROGRAM COMMITTEE MEMBERS: If you are interested in serving on the Program committee, please email the Program Chair.

Contact: Dr. Marilyn Wiley, 2018 Vice-President and Program Chair
Primary Email:
Primary Phone Number: 940-565-3034

Marilyn K. Wiley, PhD, CFA
Dean and Professor of Finance
College of Business
University of North Texas
1155 Union Circle, #311160
Denton, TX 76203-5017, USA
Secondary Email:

CALL FOR PAPERS: Green Finance

Call For Papers
Central Banking and Green Finance

Submission Deadline: September 17, 2017

Workshop: November 28-29, 2017, Amsterdam, Netherlands

BACKGROUND: When the Leaders of the G20 met in China in 2016 they highlighted the necessity to scale up green financing. They also endorsed efforts to “provide clear strategic policy signals and frameworks” to target this objective. The question to what extent central banks can and should contribute t this momentum is moving up policy agendas worldwide.

Against this background, the Council on Economic Policies and De Nederlandsche Bank are organizing a workshop on “Central Banking and Green Finance”. The event will convene researchers from academia, central banks, and other non-academic research institutions on November 28-29, 2017 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

TOPICS: We are particularly interested in the following topics, but will also consider papers that deal with related issues that are not specifically mentioned below.
– What are current impediments in financial markets for a significant expansion of green finance? What are the levers within their mandates that central banks have to help overcome these impediments?
– What is the role of central banks and financial supervisors in the transition to a low carbon economy? How can these institutions best facilitate this transition?
– How do monetary policy instruments (e.g. policy rates, collateral frameworks and quantitative easing) and financial regulation (e.g. capital requirements, disclosure rules) influence capital flows into different sectors? Through which transmission channels do these effects emerge? Are there sector biases in these effects?
– Are there alternatives to the current design of conventional and unconventional monetary policy instruments and financial regulation that would be better aligned with the goal of scaling up green finance? What are potential consequences of these measures for the effectiveness of monetary policy?
– What is the effect of green finance instruments (such as green bonds) on green investments? Specifically, what is the effect on the funding costs and the quantity of green investments?

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Papers should be submitted by September 17 to We have a preference for completed papers, but will also consider preliminary versions.

– September 17, 2017: Submission deadline
– October 13, 2017: Participant selection
– November 15, 2017: Deadline for final papers
– November 28-29, 2017: Workshop

– Jakob de Haan, De Nederlandsche Bank
– Prakash Loungani, International Monetary Fund
– Pierre Monnin, Council on Economic Policies
– Guido Schotten, De Nederlandsche Bank
– Misa Tanaka, Bank of England
– Maarten Vleesschouwer, De Nederlandsche Bank

Call for Papers- NYU Shanghai

Call For Papers
The Third Annual Volatility Institute Conference at NYU Shanghai – “Derivatives and Volatility”

November 17, 2017, Shanghai, China

Volatility Institute at NYU Shanghai
China Hedge Fund Research Center, SJTU

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Robert Engle, 2003 Nobel Laureate in Economics, Professor of Finance at NYU Stern School of Business; Jiang Wang, Mizuho Financial Group Professor at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)”

CONFERENCE THEME: The investigation of dynamics of market volatilities is one of the key areas of financial research. As more and more derivatives are introduced into financial markets in both developed and emerging capital markets, understanding the impact of derivatives trading on market volatility is of great importance. Papers on all topic related to “Derivatives and Volatility” are welcome, including asset pricing, corporate finance, market microstructure, behavioral finance, capital markets, macro-financial linkages, and international finance. While the focus is on all markets, submissions are especially encouraged that focus on emerging capital markets, China in particular.

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Each author may submit only one paper. Papers may be submitted electronically via the following link and must consist of a single PDF file. No other formats will be accepted.

Submission Deadline: August 31, 2017, 23:59, GMT+8
Expected Notification of Acceptance: September 24, 2017

The papers will be selected via a review process of the scientific committee. Expected Notification of Acceptance: September. 24th, 2016. We will reimburse each presenter up to $1000 to cover her/his travel costs after the conference.

Thank you for your attention!

Professor Menachem Brenner, NYU Stern School of Business, New York City, United States
Professor Jennifer Carpenter, NYU Stern School of Business, New York City, United States
Professor Robert Engle, NYU Stern School of Business, New York City, United States
Professor Stephen Figlewski, NYU Stern School of Business, New York City, United States
Professor Hua He, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business, Beijing, China
Professor Matthew Richardson, NYU Stern School of Business, New York City, United States
Professor Qian Sun, Fudan University, Shanghai, China
Professor Jianye Wang, Volatility Institute, NYU Shanghai, Shanghai, China
Professor Robert Whitelaw, NYU Stern School of Business, New York City, United States
Professor Yexiao Xu, University of Texas at Dallas, Dallas, United States
Professor Hong Yan, Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China
Professor Chu Zhang, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, China
Professor Harold Zhang, University of Texas at Dallas, Dallas, United States
Professor Zhenlong Zheng, Xiamen University, Xiamen, China

Telephone: +86 021 2059 5741
Address: Room 1237, NYU Shanghai, 1555 Century Avenue, Pudong, Shanghai, China, 200122

PhD Symposium Call For Papers ECGC Workshop on Governance and Control March 19-20, 2018, France

PhD Symposium Call For Papers
ECGC Workshop on Governance and Control

March 19-20, 2018, France

This fifth biennial workshop is dedicated to the memory of Stephen A. Ross.

The 5th ECGC Workshop on Governance and Control will take place at the University of Lille (France) on March 19-20, 2018.

The scientific committee will select six papers for presentation by PhD students on March 19. For selected Ph.D. students, registration fees, travel expenses, meals and two nights’ accommodation will be funded by the organizers. The workshop will reward the best PhD student paper with the Fondation Credit Mutuel Nord Europe/La Francaise prize of 1,000 Euro.

The PhD workshop will be followed on March 20th by paper presentations given by F. Derrien (HEC), J. Harford (Washington), N. Malenko (Boston College), M. Officer (Loyola-Marymount) and members of the scientific committee.

TOPICS: Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
– Mergers and acquisitions
– Corporate restructuring
– Corporate governance
– Law and finance

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Submissions should contain two files in pdf format. (1) A cover page with paper title, abstract, key words and full author details; (2) A full text of the paper with title and abstract only on first page. Submissions should be sent to by September 15th, 2017. Acceptance notifications will be made by November 15th, 2017. More information will become available on

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE: E. Eckbo (Dartmouth College) – D. Gromb (HEC) – R. Roll (Caltech) – H. Servaes (LBS) – K. Thorburn (NHH)

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE: M. Beguin, K. Bouaiss, D. Bourghelle, J.- G. Cousin, E. De Bodt, S. Dereeper, M. Dupire, P. Grandin, G. Imad’Eddine, J. Jarzebowski, F. Lobez, J. Maati, E. Severin, J.- C. Statnik

SPONSOR: Fondation Credit Mutuel Nord Europe/La Francaise

Call For Papers European Financial Management – Special Issue: “Corporate Policies and Asset Prices”

Call For Papers
European Financial Management – Special Issue: “Corporate Policies and Asset Prices”

Guest Editor: Professor Lu Zhang, Ohio State University

OBJECTIVE: The objective of the Special Issue is to publish high quality papers on the interaction between corporate policies and asset pricing. Topics suitable for the Special issue include, but are not limited to, the following:
– Empirical studies on the relations between firm characteristics and expected securities returns
– Factor models and their applications in the asset management industry
– Explanations of asset pricing anomalies, neoclassical or behavioral
– Asset pricing implications of corporate policies
– The impact of time-varying risk premiums or investor sentiment on corporate decisions
– Equilibrium asset pricing with production

PUBLICATION: All submitted papers will be handled by Professor Lu Zhang, the Guest Editor of the special issue, and will go through the journal’s (fast-track) standard blind review process.

ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION: Authors are invited to submit theoretical and empirical research papers electronically (two (2) files in PDF format: (1) Complete paper and (2) Paper without the name/s and affiliation/s of author/s) via the EFMA website: indicating with a note that their paper should be considered from the EFM Special Issue. All submitted papers must include an abstract of 100 words explaining the contribution of the paper.

DEADLINE: The deadline for submissions is August 31, 2017

CORRESPONDENCE: Address all correspondence to:

Professor Lu Zhang
Fisher College of Business
The Ohio State University
760A Fisher Hall
2100 Neil Avenue
Columbus OH 43210

GUEST EDITOR: Professor Lu Zhang, Ohio State University
“For the increase and dissemination of financial management knowledge”

Call For Papers 15th International Paris Finance Meeting – Paris December 2017 Finance Meeting DEADLINE: June 5, 2017

Call For Papers
15th International Paris Finance Meeting – Paris December 2017 Finance Meeting

DEADLINE: June 5, 2017

The 15th Paris December Finance Meeting is organized in downtown Paris on December 21, 2017 by EUROFIDAI (European Financial Data Institute) and ESSEC Business School with the participation of AFFI (French Finance Association).

It is jointly sponsored by CERESSEC / CDC Institute for Economic Research / CNRS / Institut Louis Bachelier / Fondation Banque de France in Money, Finance and Banking / Equipex BEDOFIH project (European high frequency financial database) / “Regulation and Systemic Risk” ACPR Chair / Amundi / Ardian / Natixis / Societe Generale.

TOPICS: All researchers in finance are invited to present in English their latest research in all areas of finance and insurance: Asset Pricing, Banking/Financial Intermediation, Bankruptcy, Behavioral Finance, Capital Structure, Corporate Governance, Derivatives, Ethical Finance, Entrepreneurial Finance, Financial Analyst, Financial Crisis, Financial Econometrics, Financial Mathematics, Financial Risks, Hedge Funds/Mutual Funds, Historical Finance, Insurance, Interest Rates, International Finance, Investment Policy/Capital Budgeting, Market Microstructure / Liquidity, Merger and Acquisition, Ownership, Payout Policy, Portfolio Management, Private Equity/Venture Capital, Banking Regulation and Systemic Risk, Risk Management, Security Issuance/IPO.

In previous years, approximately one in six submitted papers was accepted. The Paris December Finance Meeting is one of the top 2 European conferences in terms of the quality of the papers presented.

Prizes will be awarded for the best papers.

PhD and job market paper sessions will also be organized, so all job market and PhD papers are welcome.

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Only on line submissions will be considered for the 2017 Paris December Finance Meeting. Before filling the application form, please read the following instructions:

Prepare 2 files in pdf format:
– An anonymous version of the paper (the complete paper without the name(s) of the author(s), without the acknowledgements and without any indication of author’s affiliation)
– A complete version of the paper including the following information: title, name(s) of the author(s), abstract, keywords, email address for each author, complete address(es)
– The abstract you will fill in the submission form is limited to 150 words.
– To complete your submission you will have to classify your paper according to a list of keywords. This choice will define the session referees judging your paper.
– Each submission will be charged 45 Euro.


DEADLINE: Papers must be submitted on line by June 5, 2017

PAPER DIFFUSION: Accepted papers will be posted on the Financial Economic Network (SSRN) and the website of EUROFIDAI.