Past conferences and events

Browse the wide range of conferences and other events the Auckland Centre for Financial Research has hosted or been involved in the past.

Special Seminar Series

Arvid Hoffmann

4 November 2019
AUT City Campus, WG404

Arvid Hoffmann, a Professor of Marketing, is also a research fellow at the Behavioral Finance Working Group (Queen Mary University of London) and a senior associate at the Centre for Risk, Banking and Financial Services (Nottingham University). Arvid regularly advises industry and policy makers regarding consumer financial decision-making and (individual) investor behaviour. His research informs public policy makers and practitioners about effective ways to help improve individuals’ financial decision-making.

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Peter Bossaerts

14 October 2019
AUT City Campus, WA224

Professor Peter Bossaerts is Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor and Professor of Experimental Finance and Decision Neuroscience at The University of Melbourne. He pioneered the use of controlled experimentation (with human participants) in the study of financial markets.

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A winter landscape

Culture and Finance

8 October 2019
AUT City Campus, WG308

Culture, as a set of deeply-rooted norms and values, shapes the behaviour of economic agents and is shown to affect financial decision making in many respects. While the role of culture has received considerable attention in other fields of business research, the impact of culture on finance has only recently received attention.

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New Zealand Finance Meeting

In 2018 the Auckland Finance Meeting was re-branded as the New Zealand Finance Meeting to avoid confusion regarding various planned venues around New Zealand. This is an annual finance conference, which has run since 2011.  The conference focuses on a broad range of topics and latest developments in finance research. The conference is academically focused and well attended by international scholars. Industry participants will also find the topics very relevant.  Topics include (but are not limited to):

  • Asset Pricing
  • Behavioral finance
  • Derivatives markets
  • Financial econometrics
  • Banking
  • Risk management
  • Financial markets
  • Empirical corporate finance
  • International finance
  • Market microstructure

The conference is typically held over two or three days in December with keynote speakers and various optional streams.  These optional streams allow the attendee to tailor their conference experience. A doctoral symposium is held on the day leading up to the conference in which PhD students can present their work and gain valuable feedback from their peers.

Awards are also given at the conference for best papers from the Auckland Centre for Financial Research and conference sponsors.

Derivative Markets Conference

The Derivatives Market Conference is held once a year and specifically focuses on derivative markets. This conference is aimed at academics and industry participants that specialize in derivative markets and risk management.

The keynote speaker for this event is Professor Robert I. Webb of the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, USA. Professor Webb is the editor of the Journal of Futures Markets. A special issue of the journal is produced each year that includes papers presented at the conference.

The conference is typically held over 2 days in August and consists of different streams with panels discussions which allows discussion around specific papers/topics.

Awards for best papers are also presented at the conference with prizes for best paper and runner up.

New Zealand Capital Markets Symposium

The New Zealand Capital Markets Symposium brings together finance industry participants and academia to discuss issues relevant to New Zealand finance.  The conference has a specific theme each year which allows participants to focus discussions.  Previous topics include:

  • Capital markets
  • Fund management
  • Derivatives
  • Exchange traded funds

The conference includes speakers from industry and academia facilitating a holistic debate on issues in New Zealand finance.  The conference is typically held in August once a year at the brand new Sir Paul Reeves Building at Auckland University of Technology.

The New Zealand Capital Markets Symposium directly follows on from the Derivative Markets Conference a day prior.  This gives participants the option to attend both events and gain valuable insight into the latest academic and industry finance topics. It also provides excellent networking opportunities for industry and academia.

CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES IN NEW ZEALAND CAPITAL MARKETS

The Auckland Centre for Financial Research at the AUT Business School is hosting its sixth New Zealand Capital Market Symposium. The symposium will bring together prominent practitioners, academics, and policymakers to discuss issues around Capital Markets.  The event will begin with a light lunch at 12pm and conclude at 5pm, followed by refreshments until 6pm.

Confirmed Speakers with links to available presentations:

Thursday 11th August 2016 - Exchange Traded Funds

The Auckland Centre for Financial Research at the AUT Business School is hosting its fourth  New Zealand Capital Market Symposium, with a focus on Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs). The symposium will bring together prominent practitioners, academics, and policymakers to discuss issues related to ETFs.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers & link to PDF of presentation:

The event is supported by INFINZ.

Thursday 13 August 2015

AUT University | City Campus | Sir Paul Reeves Building

12.00 pm – 5 pm

The Auckland Centre for Financial Research at the AUT Business School is hosting its third New Zealand Capital Market Symposium, with a focus on Derivative Markets. The symposium will bring together leading New Zealand practitioners, academics and policymakers to discuss issues around Derivative Markets.

Confirmed keynote speakers:

  • Ms Kathryn Jaggard – Head of Derivatives, NZX Ltd.
  • Mr Bruce Turner – Director Commodity Risk and Trading, Fonterra Co-operative Group Ltd
  • Prof. Robert I. Webb – University of Virginia, Editor of the Journal of Futures Markets
  • Prof. Erik Schlögl – University of Technology Sydney, Director of the Quantitative Finance Research Centre

The event is supported by INFINZ.

The Auckland Centre for Financial Research at the AUT Business School is hosting its second New Zealand Capital Market Symposium, with a focus on Fund Management on 10 April 2014. The symposium will bring together leading New Zealand practitioners, policymakers, and academics to openly discuss issues around fund management in New Zealand.

The event will consist of a keynote address, various presentations from academics and practitioners and a panel discussion. The presentations and discussions will focus on:

  • *         Performance of Kiwisaver funds
  • *         Style investing in the fund industry
  • *         Passive vs active management
  • *         Issues related to fees and disclosure

The event is jointly hosted by the ACFR, INFINZ and Morningstar.

To register your interest in the event, or for more information, please contact Ms Tracy Skolmen – tskolmen@aut.ac.nz

Click here for an overview of the programme.

Symposium Organisers:

Prof. Bart Frijns

Prof. Alireza Tourani-Rad

Ms Annie Zhang

Our Sponsors:

Morningstar and INFINZ

Held in Auckland on the 31st May 2013

Keynote Speaker: Tim Bennett, CEO of the NZX

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The Auckland Centre for Financial Research, at AUT Business School, is hosting a one-day symposium focusing on the New Zealand Capital Market. In recent years, there have been increasing discussions and efforts to develop the New Zealand capital market into a vibrant and liquid market. Efforts have included the formation of the Capital Market Development Taskforce, the creation of the Financial Markets Authority, the enactment of a number of legislative changes to securities laws, the introduction of KiwiSaver and the recent proposal for the partial privatisation of State Owned Enterprises.

The Auckland Centre for Financial Research aims to bridge the gap between academia and industry in New Zealand, and to engage in interactions that will be mutually beneficial. The purpose of this symposium is to add to the discussion on the New Zealand Capital Markets by bringing together leading New Zealand practitioners, policymakers, and academics. The setup of this symposium is quite unique in New Zealand, where academics present their research, and are then discussed by an industry participant or policy maker.

Besides the keynote address from Tim Bennett, CEO of the NZX, there will be several presentations from academia and practice, and a panel discussion with Ms Sue Brown, Head of Primary Regulatory Operations of the Financial Markets Authority; Mr Rob Cameron, Executive Chairman of Cameron Partners and former Chairman of the NZ Capital Markets Development Taskforce; and Mr Simon Botherway, Former Head of FMA Establishment Board and former CIO of ANZ Wealth.

A copy of the programme is available here, containing the days events and abstracts of the papers to be presented.Registrations for the above event have closed. If you have any questions or queries please contact us at agilbert@aut.ac.nz and annie.claire.zhang@aut.ac.nz

Symposium Organisers
Dr. Aaron Gilbert and Ms. Annie Zhang

2013 Financial Literacy Symposium: Retirement and Financial Literacy

The Auckland Centre for Financial Research co-hosted a symposium on Retirement Financial Literacy. The symposium was held on 5 September 2013 at the Massey University Tea Gardens in Wellington. The event was part of moneyweek (www.moneyweek.org.nz) and aims to enhance discussion between academics, regulators and industry.

The conference programme can be found here.

2010 20th New Zealand Econometric Study Group Meeting

The 20th New Zealand Econometric Study Group Meeting was held on 26-27 February 2010 and was co-hosted by Bart Frijns, Dimitri Margaritis and Peter Phillips (Yale University).

The conference programme can be found here.

2009 Financial Econometrics Workshop on Informational Asymmetry/Heterogeneous Beliefs

The Financial Econometrics Workshop on Informational Asymmetry/Heterogeneous Beliefs was held of 6 November 2009 and was co-hosted by Bart Frijns and Alireza Tourani-Rad

Keynote Speaker: Prof. Carl Chiarella, University of Technology Sydney, Australia

The conference programme can be found here.

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