the 27th Australasian Finance and Banking Conference

The 27th Australasian Finance and Banking Conference (AFBC) was held on 16-18 December 2014 at Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney. This conference was organised by the Institute of Global Finance and School of Banking and Finance at the Australian School of Business at UNSW, and sponsored by the Australian Stock Exchange, the Reserve Bank of Australia, BlackRock, PwC, Finsia and Bureau Van Dijk. The AFBC has gathered hundreds of attendants from overall the world.

The conference also engaged with the finance industry and the policy makers by creating a major business forum on December 16.The conference also offered a PhD Forum held as a separate one-day session on 15 December 2014.

Click here for the conference program.

The following Business Forums and key note speeches were presented at the 27th AFBC:

Professor Geert Bekaert, Columbia University – Home Bias and International Diversification
Professor Douglas Diamond, University of Chicago - Bank Liquidity Requirements and Financial Stability
Professor John Griffin, University of Texas at Austin – The Forensic Side of the Financial Crisis
Professor Andrew Karolyi, Cornell University – Cracking the Emerging Markets Enigma
Professor Eduardo Schwartz, UCLA – The Real Options Approach to Valuation: Challenges and Opportunities