OVERVIEW

 

The symposium aims at bringing together leading finance scholars and asset management industry experts from all over the world to focus on new advances in investing methodologies and practices. It is an annual event taking place on the first Sunday and Monday of May in some financial centers around the globe.

 

The authors are invited to submit unpublished empirical or theoretical papers in any field related to investments that are not under journal revision (R&R) and have not appeared at the AFA or WFA programs. The AFA/WFA restriction is waived when the symposium cooperates with a journal offering a dual submission possibility, and the authors use that option.

 

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 inaugural symposium took place in Montreal on May 6-7, 2018.

 

The second symposium will be in New York on May 5-6, 2019. It is offered in partnership with the Review of Financial Studies and with a dual submission option.