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22.09.2017
The Ben Graham Centre for Value Investing at the Ivey Business School is proud to announce the 5th Annual MBA Stock Picking Competition made possible by our key sponsor Burgundy Asset Management, as well as Bristol Gate Capital Partners Inc.
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18.09.2017
Please note that the portal for manuscript submission for the 6th Annual Winter MFS Conference will close on September 25, 2017!!!
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15.09.2017
Submission Deadline for the Special Issue has been extended for 15 days - The Multinational Finance Journal (MFJ) announces a Special Issue on Volatility Modeling and Empirical Applications in Asset Pricing and Risk Management
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Best Paper Awards

24th Annual Conference of the Multinational Finance Society
June 25 - 28, 2017, Bucharest, Romania

1) Best Paper Award (1) (prize 500 USD)


    "A Non-Parametric Estimation for Implied Volatility"

    Farzad Alavi Fard - RMIT University, Australia
    Armin Pourkhanali - RMIT University, Australia
    Malick Sy - RMIT University, Australia 


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2) Best Paper Award (2) (prize 500 USD)


    "IPO Allocations and New Mutual Funds"

    Frankie Chau - Durham University, UK
    Yi Gu - Durham University, UK
    Christodoulos Louca - Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus 


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3) Best Young Researcher Award (prize 750 USD)


    "Identification of Tail Distribution and Value-at-Risk to Equity and Futures Index Returns"
 
    
Jo-Yu Wang - Feng Chia University, Taiwan

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4) Best Doctoral Paper Award (prize 500 USD)


    "The Smart Vega Factor-Based Investing: Disentangling Risk Premia from Implied Volatility Smirk"
    
Anmar Al Wakil - University Paris-Dauphine, PSL Research University / Natixis AM, France

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Spring 2017 Conference of the Multinational Finance Society

April 7 - 9, 2017, Lemesos, Cyprus

1) Best Paper Award (prize 750 USD)


    "Implied Maturity Mismatches and Investor Disagreement"

    Mark Iarovyi - Bocconi University, Italy
    Sasson Bar-Yosef - The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
    Itzhak Venezia - Tel Aviv Yaffo Academic College, Israel 


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2) Best Doctoral Paper Award (prize 500 USD)


    "Portfolio Diversification in the Sovereign Credit Swap Markets"
    
Andrea Consiglio - University of Palermo, Italy
    Somayyeh Lotfi - University of Cyprus, Cyprus
    Stavros A. Zenios - University of Cyprus, Cyprus

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23rd Annual Conference of the Multinational Finance Society

June 26 - 29, 2016, Stockholm, Sweden

1) Best Paper Award (prize 1000 USD)


    "Accounting Profitability and Takeover Likelihood"

    Ashiq Ali - University of Texas at Dallas, USA
    Todd Kravet - University of Connecticut, USA
    Bin Li - University of Texas at Dallas, USA 


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2) Best Young Researcher Award (prize 750 USD)


    "Applying Benford’s Law to Detect Accounting Data Manipulation in the Banking Industry"
 
    
Theoharry Grammatikos - University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
    Nikolaos Papanikolaou - University of Sussex, UK


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3) Best Doctoral Paper Award (prize 500 USD)


    "Liquidity Risk Assessment of Private Equity Investments: Evidence from European Divestment Processes"
    
Pascal Stachow - University of Manchester, UK

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Spring 2016 Conference of the Multinational Finance Society

April 22 - 24, 2016, Lemesos, Cyprus

1) Best Paper Award (1) (prize 375 USD)


    "Coverage Termination due to Resources Constraints: Cheap Talk or Euphemism for Bleak Business Prospects?"

    Andreas Charitou - University of Cyprus, Cyprus
    Irene Karamanou - University of Cyprus, Cyprus
    Anastasia Kopita - University of Essex, UK 


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2) Best Paper Award (2) (prize 375 USD)


    "Does Investor Sentiment Really Matter?"
    
Frankie Chau - Durham University Business School, UK
    Rataporn Deesomsak - Durham University Business School, UK
    Dimitrios Koutmos - Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA


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3) Best Doctoral Paper Award (Finance) (prize 500 USD)


    "Differences in Expectations and the Cross Section of Stock Returns"
    
Panayiotis Andreou - Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus
    Anastasios Kagkadis - Lancaster University Management School, UK
    Dennis Philip - Durham University, UK
    Ruslan Tuneshev - Durham University, UK


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22nd Annual Conference of the Multinational Finance Society

June 28 - July 1, 2015, Halkidiki, Greece

1) Best Paper Award (prize 1000 USD)


    "What Does the PIN Model identify as Private Information?"

    Jefferson Duarte - Rice University, USA 
    Edwin Hu - Rice University, USA
    Lance Young - University of Washington, USA 


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2) Best Young Researcher Award (prize 750 USD)


    "Asymmetric Information Flows (PNF)"
    
Vasiliki Athanasakou - London School of Economics, UK
    Norman Strong - Manchester Business School, UK
    Martin Walker - Manchester Business School, UK


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3) Best Doctoral Paper Award (prize 500 USD)


    "GARCH Option Pricing Models: Evidence from Joint Likelihood Estimations"
    
Ioannis Papantonis - Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

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Spring 2015 Conference of the Multinational Finance Society

April 17 - 19, 2015, Larnaca, Cyprus

1) Best Paper Award (prize 1000 USD)


    "What Does the PIN Model identify as Private Information?"

    Jefferson Duarte - Rice University, USA 
    Edwin Hu - Rice University, USA
    Lance Young - University of Washington, USA 


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2) Best Doctoral Paper Award (Finance) (prize 500 USD)


    "Was There Informed Trading in LIBOR Referenced Interest Rate Futures?"
    
Pongsutti Phuensane - Durham University, UK
    Julian Williams - Durham University, UK


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3) Best Doctoral Paper Award (Shipping) (prize 250 USD)


    "The Shipping Crisis Starting in 2008: Could it have been Avoided?"
    
Sebastian Opitz - University of Hamburg, Germany
    Henry Seidel - University of Hamburg, Germany
    Alexander Szimayer - University of Hamburg, Germany


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21st Annual Conference of the Multinational Finance Society

June 29 - July 2, 2014, Prague, Czech Republic

1) Best Paper Award (prize 1,000 USD)


    "Internal Ownership Structures of U.S. Multinational Firms"

    Katharina Lewellen - Dartmouth College, USA
    Leslie Robinson - Dartmouth College, USA


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2) Best Young Researcher Award (prize 750 USD)


    "The International Diversification of Banks and the Value of their Cross-Border M&A Advice"
    
Abe De Jong - Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, Netherlands
    Steven Ongena - University of Zurich, Switzerland
    Marieke Van Der Poel - Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, Netherlands


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3) Best Doctoral Paper Award (prize 500 USD)


    "Do Prime Brokers Induce Similarities in Hedge Funds Performance?"
    
Nataliya Gerasimova - University of Lausanne, Switzerland

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2014 MFS Symposium. April 4-5, 2014, Larnaca, Cyprus


1) Best Paper Award (prize 500 USD)


    "A Model of Financialization of Commodities"

    Suleyman Basak - London Business School and CEPR, UK
    Anna Pavlova - London Business School and CEPR, UK


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2) Best Doctoral Paper Award


    "Stock Market Ambiguity and the Equity Premium"
    
Panayiotis C. Andreou - Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus
    Anastasios Kagkadis - Durham University, UK
    Paulo Maio - Hanken School of Economics, Finland
    Dennis Philip - Durham University, UK


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3) Best Doctoral Paper Award (2)


    "Idiosyncratic Volatility, Liquidity Risk, and Expected Stock Returns: International Evidence"
    
Lorne Switzer - Concordia University, Canada
    Alan Picard - Concordia University, Canada


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20th Annual Conference of the Multinational Finance Society
June 30 - July 3, 2013, Izmir, Turkey

1) Best Paper Award (prize 1,500 USD)


    "ETFs, Arbitrage, and Shock Propagation"
    
Itzhak Ben-David - Ohio State University, USA
    Francesco Franzoni - University of Lugano, Switzerland
    Rabih Moussawi - University of Pennsylvania, USA


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2) Best Young Researcher Award (prize 1,000 USD)


    "Strategic Risk Taking with Systemic Externalities"
    
Andrea M. Buffa - Boston University, USA

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3) Best Doctoral Paper Award (prize 500 USD)


    "The Returns to Carry and Momentum Strategies"
    
Jan Danilo Ahmerkamp - Imperial College London, UK
    James Grant - Imperial College London, UK


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