ICMA Centre to host 2013 European Financial Management Association (EFMA) annual meeting

25 June 2012

ICMA Centre to host 2013 European Financial Management Association (EFMA) annual meeting

Financial researchers from across the globe are hoping to have their work showcased at the European Financial Management Association (EFMA) annual meeting on 26-29 June 2013...

Financial researchers from across the globe are hoping to have their work showcased at the European Financial Management Association (EFMA) annual meeting on 26-29 June 2013.

Hosted by the ICMA Centre at Henley Business School, the event is one of the largest and most prominent academic conferences on finance in Europe. The conference will see leaders from the financial world come together to share knowledge and discuss decision making in all areas of finance, including bankruptcy and financial distress, corporate governance, corporate takeovers, management compensation, asset pricing, portfolio management and asset allocation, risk management and financial engineering, bank regulation, monetary and economic policy, currency markets and exchange rates, international market integration, law ethics and finance, real estate and venture capital.

Henley Business School has received an overwhelming response of 598 papers (deadline now passed) sent by academics and practitioners from 44 countries across 5 continents. The papers will be reviewed in the next few weeks by a panel of 190 world renowned finance experts from top academic institutions including Harvard Business School, MIT, Stanford University, Yale School of Management, London Business School, INSEAD, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, HEC Paris, and the University of Oxford.

About 300 papers are expected to be included in the programme over the four days of the conference. In addition several plenary sessions will be dedicated to timely and important finance issues.

Professor John Campbell, Chair of the Economics Department at Harvard University, is the keynote speaker for the 2013 meeting and will talk on the timely topic of 'Understanding Volatility Risk'. Plenary session organisers and speakers include Dr Co-Pierre Georg, Deutsche Bundesbank, on 'Transparency and Systemic Risk', and Alex Edmans, Professor of Finance at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, on 'Executive Compensation and Corporate Governance'.

Dr Simone Varotto, Senior Lecturer in Finance at the ICMA Centre and Chair of the 2013 EFMA conference, said: "The event promises to be absolutely fascinating. We have been overwhelmed at the number of submissions we have received and the line-up of speakers is extremely exciting. Listening to Professor Campbell alone discuss finance is a privilege, never mind the hundreds of other great financial minds that will be gathered at Reading."

Professor John Doukas, Executive Director of the EFMA said: "I am delighted that the 2013 EFMA conference will be held at such a prestigious institution as the University of Reading. The ICMA Centre and Henley Business School, who are organising the event, are well established and highly regarded in academic finance circles and the finance industry. Their expertise, excellent facilities and proximity to London make them an ideal host for the EFMA annual meeting."

For more information about attending the conference, the speakers or to enquire about the numerous sponsorship opportunities available in connection with the event, please contact the conference chair at efma2013@icmacentre.ac.uk.