The symposium aims to bring together leading finance scholars and asset management industry experts from all over the world to focus on new advances in investing methodologies and practices.


The authors are invited to submit unpublished empirical or theoretical papers in any field related to investment research. Possible topics include (in alphabetical order), but are not limited to:


• Arbitrage in Asset Markets
• Corporate Decisions and Asset Returns
• Firm Governance and Securities Valuation
• Global Investment Issues
• Hedge Funds and Other Alternative Investments
• High-Frequency Trading
• Investor Behavior and Performance
• Liquidity and Financial Crisis
• Mutual Funds and Pension Funds
• Portfolio Rebalancing
• Real Economy and Asset Prices
• Return Predictability


Each blind copy of the submitted paper is reviewed and ranked by at least two members of the symposium's committee. Eight to ten papers receiving the highest marks are accepted for presentation.


The first symposium will take place in downtown Montreal on May 6-7, 2018. The decision on accepted papers will be made by January 31, 2018.