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Major International Finance Conference at the ICMA Centre - Henley Business School

The ICMA Centre – Henley Business School will be hosting the 2013 European Financial Management Association (EFMA) annual meeting on 26-29 June. The conference program includes 252 research papers that will be presented by authors from 36 countries and 5 continents. Among the 84 parallel sessions that will take place over the 4 days of the conference, 4 will be completely dedicated to the financial crisis, 5 on bank management and regulation, 4 on risk management and related issues and 12 on corporate governance and management compensation. Other topics that will be discussed at the meetings, which span all areas of finance, are portfolio management and asset allocation, mergers and acquisitions, real estate, commodities, behavioural finance, currency markets and exchange rates, derivative securities pricing and hedging and law, ethics and finance.

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’.

Research that will be presented and discussed at the conference has been authored by top finance academic and industry practitioners. Represented academic institutions are Harvard University, Stanford Law School, Stern School of Business, University of Chicago, Columbia University, Boston College, Cornell University, Wharton, INSEAD, University of Carlos III, Bocconi University, Athens University, Erasmus University, Fudan University, Goethe University, Hanken School of Economics, Hong Kong University, IESE Business School of Barcelona, Imperial College, Indian Institute of Technology, London Business School, LSE, Peking University, Schulich School of Business, Singapore Management University, Stockholm School of Economics, Tel Aviv University, University of Sydney, Tilburg University, Tokyo Keizai University, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, University of Brasília, University of Oxford, University of Toronto and Vienna University of Economics and Business.

Represented regulators and corporations include the Federal Reserve Board, European Central Bank, Deutsche Bundesbank, Bank of Canada, Banque de France, BM&FBOVESPA Stock Exchange, China Credit Rating Co., CONSOB, Edison SpA, Fidessa Group plc, J-POWER, Newedge, Swedish Agency for Growth Policy Analysis, and UNIQA Capital Markets.

The opening ceremony of the conference will be held on 26 June at the Reading Town Hall and will be hosted by MP Rob Wilson. All delegates and guests will convene for a gala dinner on 28 June which will take place at the majestic Henley Business School Greenlands Campus, one of the selected venues visited by HM Queen Elizabeth II for her Jubilee celebrations last June.

The ICMA Centre – Henley Business School gratefully acknowledges the help and support of the conference sponsors and award sponsors including, among others, the Bank of England the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) and the New York Stock Exchange – Euronext.

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

Simone Varotto
Programme Chair 2013 Meeting
ICMA Centre, Henley Business School,
University of Reading
Whiteknights, Reading, RG6 6UR, United Kingdom
Part of the triple accredited Henley Business School, the ICMA Centre was formed as the first active collaboration between the securities industry and a university finance department. We offer a range of undergraduate, postgraduate and executive education, as well as professional and policy development research and consultancy. The ICMA Centre's aim is to deliver the highest standard in financial markets focused teaching, learning and research. Our unique integration of theory with practice is achieved through the use of the Centre's three state-of-the-art dealing rooms. All equipped by Thomson Reuters, the terminals run the latest industry simulation software as well as the Centre's own simulation software platform; ICTrader.
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Published 14 May 2013
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