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 ecgc-workshop@univ-lille2.fr by September 15th, 2017. Acceptance notifications will be made by November 15th, 2017. More information will become available on http://ffbc.univ-lille2.fr/la-recherche/manifestations-scientifiques-et-deplacements

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: http://efmaefm.org/0EFMJOURNAL/submissions/submissions.php 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
Email: zhanglu@fisher.osu.edu

GUEST EDITOR: Professor Lu Zhang, Ohio State University

http://www.efmaefm.org
“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.

TO SUBMIT, PLEASE VISIT THE WEBSITE OF THE MEETING: http://www.paris-december.eu/paris-december-2017

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: http://www.conftool.com/wugcs2017

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. (https://www.gutmann-center.at/gc/whatwedo/bridging/symposia)

SESSION 1
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

SESSION 2
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

SESSION 3
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

SESSION 4
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

CONTACT AND FURTHER INFORMATION:
WU Gutmann Center for Portfolio Management
WU Vienna, Department of Finance, Accounting and Statistics
Phone: +43-1-31336-5238
Email: gutmann-center@wu.ac.at
http://www.gutmann-center.at

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: https://www.fdic.gov/news/conferences/consumersymposium

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: https://www.fdic.gov/news/conferences/consumersymposium/2017/call-for-papers.html. 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: http://gcfp.mit.edu

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 deirdre@mit.edu

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

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

Call for Papers: FinTech Conference

Call for Papers.

Jointly organized by the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland and the Office of Financial Research, along with the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business and the Journal of Financial Services Research (JFSR) .

Conference organizers cordially invite the submission of research and policy-oriented papers for the 2017 Financial Stability Conference on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, 2017, in Washington, D.C.

The recent years have witnessed rapid innovation in financial technology (FinTech). A particular focus of the 2017 conference is to highlight research and advance the dialogue on the implications of FinTech for financial stability.  The conference welcomes theoretical and empirical research from a wide range of academic disciplines. We aim to bring scholars from computer science, economics, engineering, finance, and other related fields together with policymakers and representatives from the FinTech industry. We anticipate discussions centering on the financial stability implications of FinTech and the implications for policy and regulation.  There will be two types of discussions: Research forums and policy discussions. The research forums will follow the format of an academic workshop and include a discussant. Papers submitted to research forums will be selected by a scientific committee composed of Mark Carey (Fed), Sanjiv Das (Santa Clara), Mark Flannery (Florida), Bryan Ford (EPFL), Albert Kyle (Maryland), Andrew Lo (MIT), Patricia Mosser (Columbia), Thomas Philippon (NYU), N. Prabhala (Maryland), and Emin Sirer (Cornell). >

Policy discussions include keynote addresses and panel discussions with prominent speakers and panelists from industry, regulatory agencies, and academia. David Yermack (NYU) has agreed to be the academic keynote speaker. > We welcome submissions of research on topics related to FinTech and financial stability, systemic risk, and related public policy. Conference topics include, but are not limited to:

• Big Data

• Blockchain including Anonymity and Pseudonymity Techniques

• Cryptocurrencies and Monetary Policy

• Cybersecurity and FinTech

• FinTech Charters

• High Frequency Trading

• Innovations in FinTech

• Payment Systems > • Regulation of FinTech

• Regulation Technology (RegTech)

• Relation between FinTech Firms and Traditional Banks

• Text Analytics for Risk Management

• Wealth Management and Robo-Advising.

Papers focusing on financial stability but not necessarily FinTech-related are also welcome. Selected papers and discussions will be invited to submit to JFSR for possible publication in a special issue. JFSR submission is not required for conference submission. The deadline for submissions is July 17, 2017. Please submit completed papers to: umdsurvey.umd.edu/jfe3/form/SV_1GKRr6Dk6tYVSV7.

Notification of acceptance will be provided by Sept. 5, 2017. Travel and accommodation expenses will be covered for one presenter for each accepted paper.

Organizing Committee: Joseph Haubrich (Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland), Simon Kwan (Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland), Stacey Schreft (OFR), Haluk Unal (Smith School/JFSR) > For questions contact: FRBC-OFR-Smith-FintechConf@rhsmith.umd.edu.

CfP: 2017 Paris Financial Management Conference

Call for Papers, 2017 Paris Financial Management Conference (PFMC-2017)

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, 18–20 December 2017, IPAG Business School, 184 Boulevard Saint-Germain, 75006 Paris, France,
Deadline: July 31, 2017
pfmc2017.sciencesconf.org/

You are cordially invited to submit your research papers (English only and in PDF files) for presentation consideration at the fifth edition of the *Paris Financial Management Conference (PFMC-2017) that will take place on 18-20 December 2017 at the breathtaking and enchanting “Saint-Germain-des-Prés” district of Paris.
This conference aims to bring together academics, practitioners and policymakers sharing interests in corporate finance, financial management, and financial markets. It also provides a forum for presenting new research results as well as discussing current and challenging issues in financial management and related topics.
Topics The scientific and organizing committees welcome submissions in all areas of financial management (early submission is highly encouraged).
The main topics of the conference include, but not limited to: Asset allocation and valuation; Banking regulation and financial services; Corporate governance; Corporate finance, IPOs, SEOs, M&A; Country funds and hedge funds; Debt issues; Emerging markets finance; Ethical finance and CSR; Financial accounting, regulation; Financial crises and contagion; Financial engineering and derivatives; Foreign currency issue; Global imbalances & sustainability; Market behavior efficiency; Multinational financial management; Portfolio management and optimization; Risk management.
Keynote Speakers
– Prof. Alex Edmans , Professor of Finance, London Business School, U.K.

– Prof. Rossen Valkanov , *Zable Endowed Chair Professor of Finance and Accounting, University of California San Diego, United States.
Co-Chairs

– Sabri Boubaker, *Champagne School of Management & University of Paris Est, France* – Ephraim Clark, *Middlesex University London, United Kingdom* – Duc Khuong Nguyen, *IPAG Business School, France & Indiana University, United States*

Paper Submission Authors are invited to submit their papers in PDF files, no later than 31 July 2017 via the conference website: pfmc2017.sciencesconf. org/user/submit. Submitted manuscripts will be peer-reviewed. No submission fee is required. General inquiries regarding the call for papers should be directed to any of the conference chairs.
Publication Opportunities
In consultation with the conference organizers and the editors of Emerging Markets Review , Finance Research Letters , International Review of Financial Analysis , and Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money , authors of selected papers will be invited to submit their manuscripts to a regular issue of these journals with fast track review. A selection of high-quality research papers will be published in a Special Issue of on conference themes.
Important Dates
– Submission deadline: July 31, 2017 – Notification of review results: September 15, 2017 – Registration deadline: October 31, 2017 – Conference event: December 18-19-20, 2017
Contact
For queries, please contact:
– Sabri Boubaker (sabri.boubaker@get-mail.fr) – Ephraim Clark (E.Clark@mdx.ac.uk) – Duc Khuong Nguyen (duc.nguyen@ipag.fr)

FW: CFA-NUS grant

From: Venkatesh Panchapagesan Sent: Friday, April 14, 2017 8:48 AM To: Badrinath S G <badrinathsg@IIMB.ERNET.IN> Cc: Anand Venkateswaran <a.venkateswaran@IIMB.ERNET.IN>; Padmini Srinivasan <padmini@IIMB.ERNET.IN>; V Ravi Anshuman <anshuman@IIMB.ERNET.IN>; Narayan P C <pcn@IIMB.ERNET.IN> Subject: CFA-NUS grant
Hi Badri,
Just FYI…looks like they support grants at other places…
Venky
Call For Papers 2017 Asia Asset Management – CAMRI – CFA Institute Prize in Asset Management
Asia Asset Management (AAM), in collaboration with the Centre for Asset Management Research & Investments (CAMRI) at NUS Business School in Singapore, launched the Annual AAM-CAMRI Prize in Asset Management in 2015 to celebrate excellence in regional applied research. For more details on the Winning Paper of the 2016 AAM – CAMRI Prize (selected from close to 60 excellent applications from around the world), please click here: www.asiaasset.com/news/AAM-CAMRI2016_dm1509_FINAL.aspx
PRIZE DETAILS: This year, AAM and CAMRI are pleased to announce that CFA Institute has joined us as a partner in this Annual Prize. The 2017 Asia Asset Management – CAMRI – CFA Institute Prize in Asset Management is worth US$15,000 and will be awarded to just one winning paper. We seek submissions on empirical or theoretical research which are judged to be original and break new ground in the thinking, practice, policies and issues affecting the Asian asset management industry. In light of the 2017 Pensions and ESG Forum’s theme, we especially welcome papers on pensions & retirement finance, household & consumer finance, and ESG.
Among the members of the prize’s judging panel are: Professors David Reeb, Chair (CAMRI, NUS Business School); John Wei (HKUST); Takeshi Yamada (Australian National University); and Joseph Cherian (CAMRI, NUS Business School).
According to the rules of the prize, submitted papers should not have been published as of the submission closing date, and special consideration will be given to submissions that have been presented at major academic conferences or universities. Abstracts of submitted papers and the full winning paper will also be hosted on the CFA Institute’s Asia-Pacific Research Exchange website (www.arx.cfa).
PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: The closing date for submissions is Monday, July 31, 2017, and the winner will be notified by Friday, September 15, 2017. Papers, along with corresponding SSRN links, should be submitted via email to: camri@nus.edu.sg<mailto:camri@nus.edu.sg>
CEREMONY DETAILS: The 2017 AAM-CAMRI-CFA Institute Prize Award Ceremony will take place during the 2017 Pensions and ESG dinner on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 in Singapore. The author of the winning paper will also deliver a lunch presentation on their research to an audience of academics and senior practitioners at the 2017 Pensions and ESG Forum on Thursday, November 16, 2017. The winning author (or at least one author of a multi-authored submission) is expected to attend and present at these two events. Roundtrip airfare and two nights’ lodging will be provided to the presenting author. An optional presentation tour to the Asia Pacific CFA Societies may also be arranged by the CFA Institute, with the agreement of the winner. If you have any questions on the AAM – CAMRI – CFA Institute Prize, please contact: camri@nus.edu.sg<mailto:camri@nus.edu.sg>
ABOUT AAM: Asia Asset Management magazine is widely recognized as being the first trade journal in the Asia-Pacific region to cater to the needs of asset managers, pension funds and institutional investors.
ABOUT CAMRI: CAMRI is a centre for the research, education, and practice of asset management based at the NUS Business School in Singapore.
ABOUT ARX: Initiated and developed by CFA Institute, Asia-Pacific Research Exchange (ARX) strives to enhance the knowledge and understanding of investment management issues through a platform based on contributions and engagements amongst practitioners and academics.
Professor Venkatesh Panchapagesan Associate Professor of Finance and Head, IIMB Real Estate Research Initiative IIM Bangalore Bannerghatta Road, Bengaluru 560076 +91 80 2699 3349 (Direct) +91 96323 95403 (Mobile) +91 80 2699 3208 (Admin Assistant, Ms. Sumithra)