2016

Prof. Peter Bossaerts and Prof. Robert Webb deliver Keynotes at 2015 AFM
Prof. Peter Bossaerts and Prof. Robert Webb deliver Keynotes at 2015 AFM

2016 AFM

16-18 December 2016, Auckland, New Zealand

The Auckland Centre for Financial Research at the Faculty of Business and Law, Auckland University of Technology is hosting its 6th Auckland Finance Meeting on 16-18 December 2016. The main focus will be on empirical/econometric studies in finance. Topics include (but are not limited to): Asset Pricing; Behavioral Finance; Empirical Corporate Finance; Derivative Markets; Financial Econometrics; Financial Markets; International Finance; Market Microstructure; Risk Management; Volatility Models; Banking; etc.

The academic part of the meeting will commence in the afternoon of 16 December and finishes in the afternoon of 18 December.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:

Prof. Russ Wermers - Director of the Center for Financial Policy, Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, US.
Prof. Robert I. Webb - McIntire School of Commerce, University of Virginia, US, Editor of the Journal of Futures Markets.

BEST PAPER AWARDS:

Congratulations to our Paper Award Winners:

Winners and Sponsors of AFM 2016

NZ Superfund Best Paper Award: Economic Uncertainty, Aggregate Debt, and the Real Effects of Corporate Finance (Timothy C. Johnson, University of Illinois)

NZ Superfund Runner Up Award: Financing Acquisitions with Earnouts (Thomas W. Bates, Arizona State University; Jordan B. Neyland, University of Melbourne; Yolanda Wang, University of Melbourne)

CFA Institute Asia-Pacific Capital Markets Research Award: Inside the “black box” of Private In-house Meetings: Implications for Fair Disclosure and Insider Trading Regulation (Robert M. Bowen, University of San Diego; Shantanu Dutta, University of Ottawa; Songlian Tang, East China University of Science and Technology; Pengcheng (Phil) Zhu, University of San Diego)

SIRCA Best Paper Award: Intra-Day Revelation of Counterparty Identity in the World’s Best-Lit Market (Thu Phuong Pham, University of Adelaide; Peter L. Swan, University of New South Wales; P. Joakim Westerholm, University of Sydney)

Auckland Centre for Financial Research Doctoral Symposium Best Paper Award: Preoccupied Independent Directors (Emma Jincheng Zhang, UNSW Business School)

Best Paper Award NZD 2,000 sponsored by the NZ Superannuation Fund
Runner Up Award NZD 1,000 sponsored by the NZ Superannuation Fund

SIRCA Best Paper Award AUD 1,500 (Best Paper using SIRCA Data)
CFA Best Paper Award USD 1,000 (2016 CFA Institute Asia-Pacific Capital Markets Research Award)
Doctoral Symposium Best Paper Award NZD750 Sponsored by Auckland Centre for Financial Research

PAPER SUBMISSION:

The deadline for paper submission will be 30 August 2016. Authors will be informed of the outcome of their submission by 26 September 2016.

REGISTRATION:

NZD650 Registration Fee (Registration closed on 04/12/2016).

OUR SPONSORS:Our event sponsors.

MEETING ORGANIZER:

Bart Frijns, Professor of Finance, AUT University