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.

Conference Announcement WU Gutmann Center Symposium 2017: “Financial Advice and Asset Management”

Conference Announcement
WU Gutmann Center Symposium 2017: “Financial Advice and Asset Management”

June 19, 2017; 9:00 – 17:30; WU Vienna, Austria

The WU Gutmann Center for Portfolio Management is proud to invite you to its ninth symposium – WU Gutmann Center Symposia 2017: “Financial Advice and Asset Management” on June 19 2017, at WU Wien (Vienna University of Economics and Business) Welthandelsplatz1, Festsaal 1, 1020 Vienna, Austria.

TOPIC: The financial crisis has revived the interest in the role of financial advice and in particular the standards that financial advisors should be held to. While financial advice is an essential part of asset management, policy-makers are concerned about conflicts of interests between financial advisors and their clients.

The WU Gutmann Symposium 2017 addresses various aspects of financial advice and asset management. The speakers shed light on the underlying factors, including behavioral aspects, and market structure that influence these conflicts of interests and thereby the quality of financial advice. In addition, they highlight possible solutions to deal with the incentive problems.

REGISTRATION: Participation is free of charge. To register please click on this link:

You will be redirected to our conference management system where you will be asked to create an account. If you submitted a paper or acted as a reviewer, you can use your existing account.

Deadline for registration: June 11, 2017

ENGELBERT DOCKNER MEMORIAL PRIZE: The Engelbert Dockner Memorial Prize is an award of 2,000 EUR given to the best paper presented at the WU Gutmann Center Symposium which is selected by the Academic Advisory Board.

PRELIMINARY PROGRAM: The conference starts at 9 am and finish at 5pm, followed by a refreshment. A detailed program is available at our website. (

Financial Advice and Bank Profits
– Stefan Ruenzi, University of Mannheim
Client Involvement in Expert Advice — Antibiotics in Finance?
– Annika Weber, Goethe University, Frankfurt
Variations in Investment Advice Provision: A Study of Investment Advisors and Millionaire Investors
– Ylva Baeckstrom, Cass Business School

The Market for Conflicted Advice
– Martin Szydlowski, University of Minnesota
Is Conflicted Investment Advice Better than No Advice?
– Jonathan Reuter, Boston College
Does Competition Protect Unsophisticated Investors?
– Yang Sun, Brandeis University

The Dividend Disconnect
– Samuel Hartzmark, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Thinking about Prices versus Thinking about Returns in Financial Markets
– Zwetelina Iliewa, Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW)
Does Household Finance Matter? Small Financial Errors with Large Social Costs
– Harjoat Bhamra, Imperial College Business School

Mutual Fund Shareholder Letters: Flows, Performance, and Managerial Behavior
– Alexander Hillert, Goethe University, Frankfurt
Financial Literacy and Portfolio Dynamics
– Milo Bianchi, Toulouse School of Economics
Trust Busting: The Effect of Fraud on Investor Behavior
– Scott Yonker, Cornell University

WU Gutmann Center for Portfolio Management
WU Vienna, Department of Finance, Accounting and Statistics
Phone: +43-1-31336-5238

Save the Date – 7th Annual FDIC Consumer Research Symposium

Save the Date – 7th Annual FDIC Consumer Research Symposium

October 13, 2017, L. William Seidman Center, Sheila C. Bair Auditorium, Arlington, Virginia

Sponsored by the FDIC’s Division of Depositor and Consumer Protection

Please join us for the 7th Annual FDIC Consumer Research Symposium. The conference will be held at the FDIC’s facilities in Arlington, Virginia, on Friday, October 13.

OVERVIEW: The symposium will highlight new research on consumers’ capabilities, knowledge, preferences, and experiences in markets for financial products and services, as well as the effects of public policy interventions and new regulations on consumers, households, communities, and financial institutions. More details on the event and highlights from past conferences are available at:

CALL FOR PAPERS: We are still accepting submissions for the conference. If you are interested in submitting a paper or an abstract, please refer to the Call for Papers announcement for more information, at: As a reminder, the submission deadline is June 5, 2017.

We look forward to seeing you in October!

Call For Papers MIT Golub Center for Finance and Policy 4th Annual Conference

Call For Papers
MIT Golub Center for Finance and Policy 4th Annual Conference – “Government Financial Products, Policies, and Institutions”

September 27-28, 2017, Cambridge, MA

Governments have profound effects on the allocation of investment capital and risk throughout the world. They operate some of the world’s largest financial institutions, including development and state-owned banks, public and government pension funds, government-sponsored enterprises, and agencies providing credit for education, agriculture, housing, trade, infrastructure and businesses. Their policies and the products they choose to offer are major determinants of the quality, availability and pricing of financial services to households and firms, and of the costs and risks borne by taxpayers.

TOPICS: MIT’s Golub Center for Finance and Policy is inviting paper submissions for its annual conference which will shed new light on these issues and institutions, or that evaluate policy proposals related to them. Suitable topics include but are not limited to: public retirement systems and policies; restructuring the secondary mortgage market in the U.S.; infrastructure finance; government accounting policies and credit subsidy measurement; student loans; development banking; contingent liabilities of governments; and product design.

The mission of the MIT Golub Center for Finance and Policy (GCFP) is to serve as a catalyst for innovative, cross-disciplinary and non-partisan research and educational initiatives that address the unique challenges facing governments in their role as financial institutions and as regulators of the financial system.

RESEARCH TRACKS: Each year the GCFP’s annual conference brings together academics, policy makers and practitioners to discuss research and new developments in a selected area related to one or more of the main research tracks of the Center:
– Evaluation and Management of Government Financial Institutions
– Regulation of Financial Markets and Institutions
– Measurement and Management of Risk

This year’s topic cuts across all three areas. Both empirical and theoretical papers are welcome.

FURTHER INFORMATION: For more information about the GCFP and its past conferences please visit:

DATES: There will be a late afternoon session, a conference dinner and keynote speaker on the evening of Wednesday, September 27, followed by a full day of conference events on Thursday, September 28.

EXPENSES: Travel (economy class round-trip) and accommodation expenses will be covered for presenters and discussants.

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Please email a copy of your paper as a PDF to

DEADLINE: Deadline for submission of papers is 31 May 2017.

The authors of selected papers will be informed by June 30.

Sohn India Conference, June 5, 2017

Date: June 5, 2017

Location: Mumbai

Sohn India is the only conference of its kind in the country – the Sohn Investment Conference was started 22 years ago in New York to benefit a children’s cancer hospital. The conference calls upon the world’s most successful investors to offer their expertise — these investors give their time and inspire large audiences and followers in the name of the Foundation’s cause – medical philanthropy and pediatric cancer in particular.  Past speakers at Sohn Conferences have included leading global investors including Stan Druckenmiller, David Einhorn, Bill Ackman, Paul Tudor Jones, Jim Chanos , Steve Cohen and Paul Singer.

For this year’s conference in Mumbai, leading investors such as Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, Sunil Singhania, Ramdeo Aggarwal, Aakash Prakash, Kenneth Andrade, Shankar Sharma, and Ashwini Agarwal will be sharing their views.

 Professor Venkatesh Panchapagesan at IIM Bangalore has extra passes for the conference that he is willing to give out. Those interested can collect them from him. This takes care of your registration for your event, leaving only travel cost to be borne by you.

You can reach out to Prof. Panchapagesan at

Second area F& A Brown bag

Professor Debarati Basu will be presenting her work titled ” Regulations and Investment-Cash Flow Sensitivity: The Role of Group Affiliation, Ownership and Governance,” at the second Finance and Accounting Area Brownbag series on Thu, May 11th at 2PM. The abstract is here.

Keynote Address at the ThinkEdu Conclave

Professor Badrinath delivered a keynote address at the 5th annual Indian Express New Education conclave in Chennai on March 3, 2017. It is titled How can a “make in India’ education be made aspirational?


IIM, Bangalore, Prof. S G Badrinath

Presentation by Prof. Vikas Agrawal.

The Centre for Capital Markets is pleased to present a talk by Dr. Vikas Aggarwal, the H. Talmage Dobbs Chair in Finance at Georgia State University on Monday, March 6, 2017.


 Vikas has kindly agreed to make himself available before the paper presentation in the CCMRM conference room.

9:00  – 9:30 AM Professor Ana Marques (confirmed)

9:30 – 10 AM Professor Debarati Bose

10:00 – 10:30 AM    Professor Srini Rangan ?

10:30- 11:00 AM Professor PC Narayan (confirmed)

11:30 – 1:00 PM “ Interfund lending in Mutual funds: Role for Liquidity Management, Room P-11.

1:00 – 2:30 PM Lunch (Badri, Anand )