FEN Professional Announcements, 6/9/2017


1. Call For Papers The Third Annual Volatility Institute Conference at NYU Shanghai – “Derivatives and Volatility”, November 17, 2017, Shanghai, China.
ORGANIZERS: 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
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. shanghai.nyu.edu/research/vins/paper-submission-annual-volatility- conference
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!
CONFERENCE SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE: 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
CONTACT INFORMATION: Website: research.shanghai.nyu.edu/centers-and-institutes/ vins/vins-third-annual-conference Email: vins@nyu.edu Telephone: +86 021 2059 5741 Address: Room 1237, NYU Shanghai, 1555 Century Avenue, Pudong, Shanghai, China, 200122
2. Call For Papers Conference on China’s Financial Markets and Growth Rebalancing, October 2-3, 2017, Fordham University, New York City.
Organized by Bank of Finland Institute for Economies in Transition (BOFIT), Gabelli School of Business, Fordham University, and Global Research Unit (GRU), Department of Economics & Finance, City University of Hong Kong
Over the past decade, China’s economic reform has gradually shifted toward liberalization of financial markets, and intensified its interactions with the global financial market. At the same time China’s growth model has been slowly shifting towards one more based on consumption and services. The conference invites researchers to present their original works on issues related to developments in China’s financial markets and their implications for changes in China’s growth model.
TOPICS: Possible topics include, but are not limited to, the following: – China’s financial liberalization and enterprise restructuring – China’s banking sector and financial intermediation – China’s bond and equity markets – Indebtedness in China – China’s interest rate liberalization and monetary policy
PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Those interested in presenting at the conference should send a completed paper or a two-page detailed abstract in WORD or PDF format via email to iikka.korhonen@bof.fi by June 28, 2017. Authors of accepted papers will be notified by July 30, 2017.
FURTHER INFORMATION: Conference home page can be found here: www.bofit.fi/en/research/conferences-and-workshops/2017/2017-10-02- conference-on-chinas-financial-markets
The keynote speakers of the conference are Wei Xiong of Princeton University and Jennifer Carpenter of Stern School of Business, New York University.
Final versions of the accepted papers will be posted on the conference website.
Presenters may apply for financial support to defray some of the expenses.
For enquiries, please contact Iftekhar Hasan: ihasan@fordham.edu Yin-Wong Cheung: yicheung@cityu.edu.hk Iikka Korhonen: iikka.korhonen@bof.fi

3. 44th EFA Annual Meeting Conference Announcement – Program Online.
We are pleased to announce that the EFA 2017 program is online and can be displayed at www.efa2017.org
EARLY BIRD RATES: Make sure to benefit from our early bird rates. Early bird registration closes on June 30, 2017. Rates and registration information can be found on our website at efa2017.org/Registration
REGISTRATION: Registration to attend the 44th European Finance Association Annual Meeting is done online through our online management platform ConfTool. Please note that if you have already submitted a paper or acted as a reviewer for the EFA 2017, you can login with the same username and password.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: We are pleased to announce that the keynote speaker at the EFA 2017 Annual Meeting is Campbell R. Harvey, Professor of Finance at the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University and Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He has published over 125 scholarly articles on topics spanning investment finance, emerging markets, corporate finance, behavioral finance, financial econometrics and computer science. He was editor of the Journal of Finance (2006-2012), founded the Duke-CFO Survey and is the recipient of numerous honors and awards. Professor Harvey was President of the American Finance Association in 2016.
SOCIAL PROGRAM: Our social program includes plenty of networking activities. The events are designed to help you experience the local flair and visit the beautiful Rhine-Neckar region.
Attendees can register for the following social events: – Welcome Reception: The official opening of the 44th EFA Annual Meeting will take place in the impressive Garden Room and Knight’s Hall of Mannheim Palace – the main campus of the University of Mannheim. – Heidelberg Cruise: Participants may join the cruise trip on the Neckar River to discover the charm of Heidelberg and its surroundings. – Deutsche Bundesbank Conference Dinner: The dinner will take place in Schwetzingen Palace, a summer residence for Palatinate Electors of the 18th century and famous for the beauty of its gardens.
More information is available on our website at efa2017.org/Social- Program
PARTICIPATION REQUIRES EFA MEMBERSHIP FOR 2017: You must be an EFA member for the 2017 calendar year in order to participate in the EFA 2017 Annual Meeting.
MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL: If you were an EFA member in 2016, please use the renewal link that was sent to you by email from Oxford University Press (OUP). If you have not received this email, please contact OUP customer services at jnls.cust.serv@oup.com, or call +44 (0) 1865 353907.
Detailed information on how to renew your membership or become a new member is available at www.efa2017.org/EFA-Membership
Please note that EFA membership payments are handled by Oxford University Press (OUP) on behalf of the European Finance Association (EFA) – and that you will automatically become a member subscriber of the Review of Finance, EFA’s own journal. If you have questions about your membership or payment, please contact OUP at jnls.cust.serv@oup.com
We look forward to seeing you in Mannheim in August 2017! Ernst Maug EFA 2017 Program and Organization Chair; Professor of Corporate Finance, University of Mannheim Business School
Wolfgang Buhler EFA 2017 Organization and Program Chair; Professor (em.) of Finance, University of Mannheim Business School
Track Chairs Geert Bekaert, Markus K. Brunnermeier, Hans Degryse, Alex Edmans, Andrew Ellul, Rudiger Fahlenbrach, Thierry Foucault, Leonardo Gambacorta, Nicolae Garleanu, Simon Gervais, Jarrad Harford, Martin Lettau, Michelle Lowry, Simone Manganelli, Terrance Odean, Marco Pagano, Christopher Polk, Dagfinn Rime, Stephen Schaefer, Norman Schurhoff, Marti Subrahmanyam, Allan Timmermann, Vikrant Vig, Toni M. Whited
FURTHER INFORMATION: For questions regarding conference attendance: EFA 2017 Local Organizer Tel. +49 (0)621 181 1948 E-mail: efa2017@uni-mannheim.de
For questions regarding the EFA: European Finance Association Tel. +32 2 226 66 60 E-mail: efa@eiasm.be
For questions regarding EFA memberships & payments for 2017: Oxford University Press/Oxford Journals Tel. +44 (0)1865 353907 E-mail: jnls.cust.serv@oup.com

5. Call For Papers International Finance and Banking Society: IFABS Asia 2017 Ningbo China Conference – Special Issue in Journal of Banking and Finance, 31 August – 2 September, 2017, Ningbo Marriott Hotel. 
www.ifabs.org www.conftool.com/ifabs2017-ningbo
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Robert F. Engle, Nobel Laureate in Economic Sciences
The conference highlights include 4 keynote addresses from academia, industry and policy makers.
IFABS ASIA 2017 NINGBO CHINA TRI-CAMPUS CONFERENCE COMMITTEE: Meryem Duygun, University of Nottingham United Kingdom & President, IFABS Manfred Kremer, European Central Bank, Conference Chair Sergio Mayordomo, Bank of Spain, Conference Chair Chee Kwong Lau, University of Nottingham Malaysia, Conference Chair Ke Tang, Tsinghua University, Conference Chair Yongmin Zhang, University of Nottingham Ningbo, Conference Chair Xin Zhou, NYU Shanghai, Conference Chair
CONFERENCE THEME: The conference and the JBF special issue welcomes papers on financial innovation that contribute to reassessing the benefits as well as the potential and realized costs and risks of recent financial innovation and make recommendations to ensure that financial innovation does not impede on the stability of financial systems and the sustainability of economic growth.
TOPICS: The conference committee would also like to invite submission of papers relating to all aspects of banking and finance for presentation at the conference. Theoretical and empirical papers are encouraged in areas, which include, but are not limited to: – Asset Pricing – Capital Markets – Financial Crises – Financial Regulation – Emerging Markets – Macro-financial Linkages – Behavioral Finance – Mathematical Finance – Computational Finance – Computational Finance – Banking – Financial Intermediation – Corporate Governance – International Finance – Corporate Investment Decision – Efficiency & Productivity Analysis – Financial Integration – Mergers & Acquisitions – Money and Liquidity – Financial Econometrics – Corporate Finance – Market Microstructure – Risk Management – Global Risk Markets – Securitization – Financial Policy – Derivatives – Internet Finance
SPECIAL ISSUE IN JOURNAL OF BANKING AND FINANCE: The JBF special issue will only consider papers accepted for presentation at the conference and directly related to the theme of “Financial Innovation, Stability and Sustainable Growth”.
Submitted papers that have little direct relationship to this theme, even if such papers are good, are likely to be desk rejected as ‘out of scope’. Papers submitted to the JBF special issue will go through the same rigorous review process as papers submitted to regular JBF issues. The journal currently strives for a 10% acceptance rate, the same acceptance standards and peer review criteria will apply for this Special Issue.
Papers submitted to the special issue should be submitted through the JBF website between 15 September and 15 October, 2017. The journal’s usual submission fee will apply. Papers should be original work not previously published and not being considered for publication elsewhere. Acceptance to the conference does not guarantee publication in the JBF special issue.
BEST PAPER AWARDS: In line with the IFABS tradition, the best paper drawn from the papers presented at the IFABS Asia 2017 Ningbo Conference is awarded the IFABS Best Research Paper Award. IFABS Best PhD Paper Award is given to the best paper written by a PhD student. All awards include an honorarium.
SPECIAL SESSIONS: The Conference Chairs welcome proposals from policy-makers and academics for special sessions, roundtables and panels. Please email to info@ifabs.org by June 30, 2017.
Manuscript submission deadline: June 30, 2017

6. Call For Papers Arne Ryde Conference on Financial Intermediation, Friday-Saturday, 1-2 December 2017, in Lund, Sweden.
The Arne Ryde Foundation in collaboration with the Department of Economics at Lund University and the Knut Wicksell Centre for Financial Studies invites submissions to the Arne Ryde Conference on Financial Intermediation.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Keynote lecture by: Professor Anthony Saunders, Stern School of Business, NYU
SPEAKERS: Confirmed speakers include: Bo Becker (Stockholm School of Economics) Mariassunta Giannetti (Stockholm School of Economics) Reint Gropp (Halle Institute for Economic Research) Neeltje van Horen (Bank of England)
TOPICS: The Arne Ryde Conference on Financial Intermediation is a small and focused conference, and we welcome submissions on topics including but not limited to: – Bank credit and the real economy – Cross border banking – Developments in financial intermediation technology – Systemic Risk
PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Submit complete papers by September 1st to arnerydefoundation.workshop2017@nek.lu.se Notification of acceptance: Authors will be notified of acceptance by September 20.
Authors of accepted papers should be prepared to act as discussants during the conference. Also, researchers with an interest in the topic are welcome to participate without presenting papers. The number of participants is limited and slots for non-presenters are allocated on a first come first served basis.
There is no participation fee. Lunches will be covered by the Arne Ryde Foundation. There will also be a dinner for speakers and discussants on Friday December 1st.
Lund is a small historic university town in southern Sweden about 40 minutes with train from Copenhagen airport. All information regarding the conference is posted on www.financelund.se
Please do not hesitate to contact us at arnerydefoundation. workshop2017@nek.lu.se if you have any question.
On behalf of the organizers, Anders Vilhelmsson Associate Professor Department of Economics Lund University.

7. Call For Papers 2017 SFS Cavalcade Asia-Pacific, China December 13-17, 2017, Fragrant Hill Hotel Beijing. Hosted by: PBC School of Finance, Tsinghua University.
The 2017 SFS Cavalcade Asia-Pacific, hosted by PBC School of Finance, Tsinghua University, will be held at the Fragrant Hill Hotel from December 13-15, 2017.
Given the increasing success of the North American edition and the evident demand for conferences of this quality in accessible locations, the SFS is happy to announce its plans for an Asia-Pacific version of the Cavalcade. The SFS Cavalcade Asia-Pacific is a joint project of the Review of Financial Studies, the Review of Corporate Finance Studies, and the Review of Asset Pricing Studies. It will be a high-quality conference covering all areas of finance. The format is 55 minutes per paper with several concurrent parallel sessions. Our goal is to provide a setting that produces the kind of in-depth participation of a smaller conference while accommodating the variety of papers of a larger one.
The SFS Cavalcade Asia-Pacific is a 2.5-3.0 day conference covering all areas of finance. The format is 55 minutes per paper with eight parallel sessions. Our goal is to provide a setting that produces the kind of in-depth participation of a smaller conference while accommodating the variety of papers of a larger one.
HOW TO SUBMIT TO THE CAVALCADE: Submissions will be accepted beginning June 5 and ending July 20, 2017. The submission fee is $50. For papers in which ALL co-authors are doctoral students, the submission fee will be waived. Please submit your paper at www.conftool.com/ cavalcade-asia-pacific-2017 during the submission period.
The submitted paper must not have been accepted (or conditionally accepted) at a journal nor have been presented (or be scheduled to be presented) at the WFA/AFA.
Please note: Authors of accepted papers must be able to attend their session regardless of which day the session is scheduled. If an author cannot make it to the scheduled time, the conference reserves the right to pull the paper.
DUAL SUBMISSION: The Cavalcade features dual submission with The Review of Asset Pricing Studies and The Review of Corporate Finance Studies.
CONFERENCE ORGANIZERS: Chair Bernard Yeung (National University of Singapore), Vice Chair Ron Masulis (UNSW Business School), Associate Chair Kalok Chan (CUHK Business School), Host School Faculty Sponsor Hong Zhang (Tsinghua University).

8. Request for Research Proposals IFSID (Montreal Institute of Structured Products and Derivatives).
The IFSID (Montreal Institute of Structured Products and Derivatives) aims at promoting collaborations between academics and professionals in research projects dealing with derivatives markets. The IFSID is launching its sixth call for tender to solicit research projects in the fields of derivatives pricing, risk management, market regulation, clearing, accounting, and financial innovation (that list of topics is not exhaustive). This year the IFSID will give additional priority to researchers applying to work on structured finance, especially in relation with downside risk, longevity risk, or goal-based investment.
The projects selected in the last five years as well as relevant information about the IFSID can be viewed at www.ifsid.ca
FUNDING: The total amount earmarked for the 2017 call is 400,000 CAD. Funded proposals should be completed within 12 to 18 months. Acceptance of the funding implies: – providing the IFSID with a document that will be published in the working paper series, – delegating at least one member of the research team to come to Montreal to present the findings during a seminar. This second condition will be waived for small-size projects, – acknowledging the IFSID financial support in publications and presentations related to the project.
Preference will be given to researchers who commit to collaborating with Montreal-based partners including financial institutions, local regulatory authorities, and/or the Montreal derivatives exchange. Additional financing and office space could be provided for researchers choosing to work in Montreal.
PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Researchers with a keen interest to apply should send their research proposal (maximum 5 pages including a budget) along with their vitae to ifsid@hec.ca. Only electronic submissions will be considered.
Deadline for submission is August 31, 2017.

9. 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 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

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