Finance Conference

May 13 – 14, 2016

Location

50 Dodge Hall
D'Amore-McKim School of Business
Northeastern University
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA  02115

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Friday, May 13, 2016

11:30 am – 12:45 pm: Lunch and pick up conference materials

12:45 pm – 1:00 pm: Welcome

  • Opening remarks: Hugh Courtney, Dean, D’Amore-McKim School of Business
  • Announcements: Jayant Kale

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm: Portfolio Similarity and Asset Liquidation in the Insurance Industry

  • Chair: Kuncheng (K.C.) Zheng
  • Presenter: Mila Getmansky (University of Massachusetts – Amherst)
  • Discussant: Pab Jotikasthira (University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill)

2:00 pm – 2:15 pm: Break

2:15 pm – 3:15 pm: Rolling Mental Accounts

  • Chair: Pegaret Pichler
  • Presenter: Samuel Hartzmark (University of Chicago – Booth )
  • Discussant: Jeff Pontiff (Boston College)

3:15 pm – 3:30 pm: Break

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm: Liquidity Transformation in Asset Management: Evidence from the Cash Holdings of Mutual Funds

  • Chair: Anya Mkrtchyan
  • Presenter: Adi Sunderam (Harvard University)
  • Discussant: Radhakrishnan Gopalan (Washington University – St. Louis)

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm: Conference Reception at Skywalk Observatory, Top of the Hub, 50th floor, Prudential Building

Saturday, May 14, 2016

8:00 am – 9 am: Breakfast

9:00 am – 10 am: Outsourcing vs. Integration in the Mutual Fund Industry: An Incomplete Contracting Perspective

  • Chair: Felipe Cortes
  • Presenter: Richard Evans (University of Virginia – Darden)
  • Discussant: Todd Gormley (University of Pennsylvania – Wharton)

10:00 am – 10:15 am: Break

10:15 am – 11:15 am: Matching Capital and Labor

  • Chair: Linlin Ma
  • Presenter: Jules H. van Binsbergen (University of Pennsylvania – Wharton)
  • Discussant: Ravi Jagannathan (Northwestern University – Kellogg)

11:15 am – 11:30 am: Break

11:30 am – 12:30 pm: Trust Busting: The Effect of Fraud on Investor Behavior

  • Chair: Niki Boyson
  • Presenter: Scott Yonker (Cornell University)
  • Discussant: Alexander Dyck (University of Toronto)

12:30 pm – 1:45 pm: Lunch

1:45 pm – 2:45 pm: Analyst Promotions within Credit Rating Agencies: Accuracy or Bias?

  • Chair: Tiantian Gu
  • Presenter: Jonathan Reuter (Boston College)
  • Discussant: Vikram Nanda (University of Texas at Dallas)

2:45 pm – 3:00 pm: Break

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm:: “Asset Pricing with Heterogeneous Benchmarking”

  • Chair: John Bai
  • Presenter: Andrea Buffa (Boston University)
  • Discussant: Fernando Zapatero (University of Southern California)

Thanks – Rajesh Aggarwal

Conference Ends