The 25th Australasian Finance and Banking Conference

The 25th Australasian Finance and Banking conference was organised by the IGF and the School of Banking and Finance at UNSW.

This conference is the most significant banking and finance conference in our region with attendance of over 280 people from more than 30 countries. The conference also offers a PhD Forum at which many eminent PhD candidates from top business schools in the US, Europe and Asia present their papers. The conference is providing a first class service to the finance community both in Australia and overseas. A large number of academics, including the PhD candidates, present their papers and also receive useful comments from the discussants of their papers.

The conference also engaged with the finance industy and the policy makers by creating a major business forum. In 2012 and 2013, the Business Forum attracted a large number of participants from the business community.

The Reserve Bank, Finsia, PwC, ASX, BlackRock are amongst the conference sponsors. In 2012 and 2013, the following eminent scholars were keynote speakers of the conference. These keynote speakers also acted as the PhD forum discussants

The keynote speakers:

Professor Viral Acharya, New York University - The Greatest Carry Trade Ever? Understanding Eurozone Bank Risks

Professor Geert Bekaert, Columbia University – Risk, Uncertainty, Monetary Policy and Asset Prices

Professor Robert Engle, NYU - The Latest Developments in Systemic Risk

Professor Jarrad Harford, University of Washington - Mergers that Matter: The Importance of Economic Links Among Firms

Professor Bruno Solnik, HKUST - The Euro-zone crisis: Economics, Finance and Politics

Professor Anthony Saunders, New York University - The Implications and Costs of Basel III