29th Annual MFS Conference - A preliminary version of the conference program is now available online
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29th Annual MFS Conference - A preliminary version of the conference program is now available online
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Congratulations to Professors: Iordanis Karagiannidis and G. Geoffrey Booth
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Keynote Speakers


Douglas Cumming, J.D., Ph.D., CFA, is the DeSantis Distinguished Professor of Finance and Entrepreneurship at the College of Business, Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida. Douglas is also a Visiting Professor of Finance at Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham, UK. Previously, Douglas was a Professor and the Ontario Research Chair at the Schulich School of Business, York University, in Toronto, Canada from 2007-2018. He has held prior visiting appointments at Essex Business School, Kobe University, EMLyon, RMIT, and University of Bergamo, among others.

Douglas has published over 200 articles in leading refereed academic journals (including 40 in Financial Times top 50 journals) in finance, management, and law and economics, such as the Academy of Management Journal, Economic Journal, Journal of Business, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, and Journal of International Business Studies.  In November 2022, Douglas was listed by Clarivate as one of the top 92 most cited researchers in the world in the business and economics category.  Douglas work has been cited over 24,000 times according to Google Scholar.

Douglas is the Managing Editor-in-Chief of the Review of Corporate Finance (2021-current).  He is a Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Industrial and Business Economics (2021-current).  He is a former Managing Editor-in-Chief of the British Journal of Management (January 2020 - December 2022) and the Journal of Corporate Finance (January 2018 – December 2020). He is an Editor of Corporate Governance: An International Review (January 2015 - current). He is the Founding Editor of Annals of Corporate Governance (January 2016 – January 2020) and a former Co-Editor of Finance Research Letters and Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice. He is currently serving as an Associate Editor for Economic Modelling, European Journal of Finance, Journal of Banking and Finance, Studies in Economics and Finance, and an Editorial Board member of numerous academic journals.

Douglas has published 21 academic books. He is the coauthor of Venture Capital and Private Equity Contracting (Elsevier Academic Press, 2nd Edition, 2013), and Hedge Fund Structure, Regulation and Performance around the World (Oxford University Press, 2013), and Crowdfunding: Fundamental Cases, Facts, and Insights (Elsevier Academic Press, 2019). He is the Editor of the Oxford Handbook of Entrepreneurial Finance (Oxford University Press, 2013), the Oxford Handbook of Private Equity (Oxford University Press, 2013), the Oxford Handbook of Venture Capital (Oxford University Press, 2013), the Oxford Handbook of Sovereign Wealth Funds (Oxford University Press, 2017), the Oxford Handbook of IPOs (Oxford University Press, 2018), and the Oxford Handbook of Hedge Funds (Oxford University Press, 2021 forthcoming), among others.

Douglas’ work has been reviewed in numerous media outlets, including The Economist, The New York Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Wall Street Journal, the Globe and Mail, Canadian Business, the National Post, and The New Yorker.




Professor Gady Jacoby, Dean of the School of Economics at the College of Management Academic Studies, is an alumnus of the Hebrew University (Bachelor of Economics and Accounting and Master in Finance) and the Schulich School of Business at York University in Toronto (PhD). He joined as the Schools Dean in October of 2021. Previously, Professor Jacoby served as Dean of the Asper School of Business at the University of Manitoba in Canada from 2018 to 2021 and before that as Associate Dean Research and Graduate Programs at the same institution.

Professor Jacobys research focuses on asset pricing, behavioral finance, sustainable finance, and international finance. His research has been published in several quality journals and has been funded five times (as a principal investigator) by the prestigious and highly selective Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada granting agency. He has also held one professorship and two research chairs: the Stu Clark Professorship in Financial Management (2007-2009), the Bryce Douglas Chair in Finance (2013-2018), and the CPA Manitoba Chair in Business Leadership (2018-2021). His work is frequently cited in the field of Financial Economics.

Professor Jacoby has served as an Associate Editor, Subject Editor, and Advisory Board Member for five quality academic peer-reviewed Finance journals, such as Emerging Market Review, Journal of International Financial Markets Institutions and Money, and Finance Research Letters. Professor Jacoby is the co-founder and Co-Chair of two conferences: the Cross Country Perspectives in Finance (CCPF) special-issue annual conference (2016-present) as well as the special issue conference on Sustainable Finance (2019, 2022). In addition, Professor Jacoby chaired the annual special-issue conference on The Effectiveness of Financial Regulation (2022 and 2023). All aforementioned special-issue conferences place accepted papers in Q1-rated finance journals (SJR ranking).




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