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The University of Bristol hosts the 8th Annual Corporate Finance Conference

3 July 2019

This Thursday and Friday, the University of Bristol’s Department of Accounting and Finance will host the 8th Annual Corporate Finance Conference in Berkeley Square, Bristol.

The two day event is organised in collaboration with the University of Exeter, Lancaster University and the University of Manchester and is run annually on an invitation-only basis for academics and PhD students to come together and share their latest research in corporate finance.

The conference features a mix of talks from academics of Bristol, Exeter and Manchester Universities, as well as academics from Universities across the world.

Speakers include Davidson Heath, Assistant Professor of Finance at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business, who will present his co-authored paper on ‘Agency Conflicts and the Rise of Passive Investing’ on the first day of the conference.

On the second day, Hyunseob Kim, Assistant Professor from the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University presents his co-authored paper entitled ‘Capital Allocation and Uncertainty: Evidence from Micro-Level Data'.

One of the highlights will be a circa 50 minute speech on ‘Political Activism and Market Power’, delivered by Roni Michaely, Professor of Finance at the Geneva Finance Research Institute.

As well as providing the ideal platform for senior academics to share their latest research in the discipline, the conference also involves many PhD students and junior researchers from the various universities. This gives them the opportunity to present their work to delegates and recieve constructive feedback from experienced academics, helping to nurture future talent.

View the full event programme on the event website here.

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