Program at a glance

Monday, 23 May
13.30 – 14.00 Ph.D. Workshop registration
14.00 – 15.30 Ph.D. Workshop – parallel session 1A

Ph.D. Workshop – parallel session 1B

Ph.D. Workshop – parallel session 1C

15.30 – 15.45 Coffee Break
15.45 – 17.15 Ph.D. Workshop – parallel session 2A

Ph.D. Workshop – parallel session 2B

Ph.D. Workshop – parallel session 2C

17.15 – 17.30 Mini-Bus Transfer
17.30 – 18.15 Guided Tour of the Historical City Center
18.15 – 19.30 Welcome Reception – Beer Tasting Event at the « Brasserie C »
Tuesday, 24 May
07:45 – 08:15 Mini-Bus Transfer
08.00 – 08.30 Registration + Welcome Breakfast
08.30 – 08.45 Welcome Speech – Albert Corhay, Rector of the University of Liège, and Georges Hübner (HEC Liège), Program Chair
08.45 – 10.00 Keynote Speaker: Henri Servaes (London Business School) »Social Capital, Trust, and Firm Performance: The Value of Corporate Social Responsibility during the Financial Crisis »
10.00 – 10.30 Coffee Break
10.30 – 12.00
12.00 – 13.30 AFFI General Assembly + Lunch
Lunch
13.30 – 15.00 Session 2A – Special Workshop « Credit and Counterparty Risk » 2

Session 2B – Asset Pricing 1: Equilibrium and Investors Preferences

Session 2C – Financial Markets 1: Efficiency

Session 2D – Banking 2: Systemic Risk

Session 2E – Asset Management 2: Indexing – session sponsored by Amundi

Session 2F – Financial Econometrics

Session 2G – Corporate Governance 2: Employee Relations

Session 2H – Alternative Investments 1: Portfolios of Alternative Assets

15.00 – 15.30 Coffee Break
15.30 – 17.00 Session 3A – Special Workshop « Entrepreneurial Finance » 1

Session 3C – Financial Markets 2: Historical and Experimental Evidence

Session 3D – Banking 3: Bank Loans

Session 3E – Asset Management 3: Portfolio Performance

Session 3F – Derivatives 1: Commodities and Managed Futures

Session 3G – Corporate Governance 3: Managerial Issues in Corporate Transactions

Session 3H – Alternative Investments 2: Hedge Funds

Session 3I – Corporate Finance 2: Impacts of Corporate Choices

17.15 – 17.30 Mini-Bus Transfer
17.30 – 19.15 Cocktail Reception at the Liege City Hall
19.15 – 19.30 Mini-Bus Transfer to the Gala Dinner
19.30 – 23.00 Gala Dinner at the « Comte de Méan » Restaurant (Crowne Plaza Hotel)
23.00 – 23.15 Mini-Bus Transfer

 

Wednesday, 25 May

08.15 – 08.45

Mini-Bus Transfer

08.30 – 09.00

Registration + Welcome Breakfast

09.00 – 10.15

Keynote Speaker: Eric Ghysels (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill), « Backtesting systemic risk measures during the Great Depression and historical bank runs »

10.15 – 10.30

Coffee Break

10.30 – 12.00

Session 4A – Special Workshop « Entrepreneurial Finance » 2

Session 4C – Financial Markets 3: M&As

Session 4D – Banking 4: International Evidence

Session 4E – Asset Management 4: Trading and Betting

Session 4F – Insurance and Regulation Risk
Session 4H – Real Estate

Session 4I – Financial Distress: Accounting-Based Modeling

12.00 – 13.00

Lunch

13.00 – 14.30

Session 5A – Special Workshop « Finance, Ethics, and Sustainability » 1 – session sponsored by Candriam
Session 5B – Asset Pricing 2: Extensions of Asset Pricing Models
Session 5C – Financial Markets 4: Market Connectedness

Session 5D – Banking 5: Small Business Financing

Session 5F – Derivatives 2: Implied Volatility – session sponsored by Revue Finance
Session 5G – Corporate Governance 4: Agency Issues

Session 5H – Alternative Investments 3: Innovative Approaches

14.30 – 14.45

Coffee Break

14.45 – 16.15

Session 6A – Special Workshop « Finance, Ethics, and Sustainability » 2 – session sponsored by Candriam

Session 6C – Financial Markets 5: Sovereign Bond Markets

Session 6D – Banking 6: Regulatory Issues – session sponsored by The «Regulation and Systemic Risk» ACPR Chair

Session 6E – Asset Management 5: Fund Performance

Session 6F – Quantitative Finance

Session 6G – Corporate Governance 5: Equity Issuance
Session 6I – Corporate Finance 4: Types of Debt Financing

16.15 – 16.20

CxO Roundtable Registration

16.20 – 17.20

CxO Roundtable “Integration of research in the financial industry”

17.20 – 17.40

Best Paper Awards and Concluding Remarks 

17.40 – 18.40

Farewell Cocktail