November 17, 2020

We thank Andrew Ellul for presenting his paper “Labor unemployment risk and CEO incentive compensation” and Andrey Golubov for his presentation of his paper “Bidder-specific synergies and the evolution of acquirer returns“. Both seminar talks were very interesting. We hope to see you next week when Renée Adams will be our speaker.

October 13, 2020

Morten Bennedsen’s presentation on his paper “Back to the future: The effect of returning family successions on firm performance” was a very insightful start of the second round of our virtual seminar. We thank Morten for presenting his work and hope to see you in two weeks when Andrew Ellul will be our speaker.

September 09, 2020

We are proud to announce an outstanding line-up of academic speakers for our second round of the Joint Finance Seminar. The first presentation will be held by Morten Bennedsen (INSEAD and University of Copenhagen) on October 13 (4pm CET) on his paper “Back to the future: The effect of returning family successions on firm performance” [PDF]. Feel free to join us.

June 16, 2020

We thank Rüdiger Fahlenbrach, who presented his paper “How Valuable is Financial Flexibility When Revenue Stops? Evidence from the COVID-19 Crisis” for a very interesting seminar talk. See you in two weeks when Dirk Jenter will be our speaker.

June 08, 2020

We would like to inform you about the upcoming fifth Annual Alternative Finance Conference of the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance:

Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance Fifth Annual Alternative Finance Conference

29 Jun 2020 – 01 Jul 2020, Virtual

Date: 29 June 2020 – 1 July 2020
Time: 12:00-15:00 London time
Venue: Over Zoom
Conference program/Registration link:

Keynote Speaker: Cam Harvey, Duke University

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) is an international and interdisciplinary research centre based at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School. It is dedicated to the study of innovative instruments, channels, and systems emerging outside of traditional finance. This includes, among others, crowdfunding, marketplace lending, alternative credit and investment analytics, alternative payment systems, cryptocurrencies, distributed ledger technology (e.g. blockchain) as well as related regulations and regulatory innovations (e.g. sandboxes & RegTech). The Annual Conference will take place from the 29 June – 1 July 2020 over Zoom. The CCAF Annual Conference is made possible with the generous support of CME Group Foundation and Invesco.

May 20, 2020

We thank Raghu Rau, who presented his paper “Law, Trust, and the Development of Crowdfunding” yesterday, for a very insightful seminar talk. See you in two weeks when Ran Duchin will be our speaker.

May 05, 2020

Today, Henri Servaes presented his paper “Gender, Culture, and Firm Value: Evidence from the Harvey Weinstein Scandal and the #MeToo Movement”. We thank Henri for his very interesting talk and the many seminar participants for attending. See you in two weeks when Raghu Rau will be our speaker.

April 21, 2020

We are proud to announce that Dirk Jenter, Professor of Finance at the London School of Economics, will present in our seminar series on June 30, 2020.

April 21, 2020

The first talk on “Real Effects of Investment Fraud” held by Samuli Knüpfer was successful. We thank Samuli for presenting his work and all participants for the vibrant and helpful discussion. We hope to see you again next time!

April 18, 2020

We are happy and proud to announce that scholars from various other universities have registered for the seminar series. The universities include, but are not limited to, Hamburg, Karlsruhe, London (LBS, LSE), Madrid, Mannheim, Munich, Rotterdam, St. Gallen, and Tilburg.