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International workshop

"Financial Literacy and the Fintech Era: Capabilities and Challenges"

Professor John Wilson – along with colleagues from Glasgow, Stirling, Strathclyde and CERTH-ITI – is co-organising an international workshop on Financial Literacy and the Fintech Era: Capabilities and Challenges. Selected papers from the conference will be published in a special issue of the European Journal of Finance.

Monday 12 November 2018 - Tuesday 13 November 2018
Location: Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow.

Download: Call for papers.

Further details at http://ifin-workshop.iti.gr


Niels JohannesenSeminar

Hosted with the Financial Institutions and Markets thematic research group of the School of Management, University of St Andrews:
Professor Niels Johannesen
Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen

Wednesday 28 November 2018
Location: University of St Andrews School of Management, The Gateway

Contact Kais Bouslah for further details.


Seminar

Hosted with the Financial Institutions and Markets thematic research group of the School of Management, University of St Andrews:
Dr Vania Stavrakeva
Assistant Professor of Economics
London Business School

Wednesday 3 April 2019
Location: University of St Andrews School of Management, The Gateway

Contact Kais Bouslah for further details.


Seminar

Hosted with the Financial Institutions and Markets thematic research group of the School of Management, University of St Andrews:
Dr David Marques-Ibanez
Senior Economist
Financial Research Division, European Central Bank

Wednesday 8 May 2019
Location: University of St Andrews School of Management, The Gateway

Contact Kais Bouslah for further details.


Past Events


Michael KoetterSeminar

Hosted with the Financial Institutions and Markets thematic research group of the School of Management, University of St Andrews:

"May the force be with you: Exit barriers, governance shocks, and profitability sclerosis in banking"
Professor Michael Koetter
Head of the Department of Financial Markets
Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH)

Monday 24 September 2018
Starts at: 3pm
Location: Boardroom, The Gateway

Contact Kais Bouslah for further details.


Seminar

Hosted with the Financial Institutions and Markets thematic research group of the School of Management, University of St Andrews:
"Clustering fosters investment: Local agglomeration and household portfolio choice"
Dr Stefanos Delikouras
Assistant Professor of Finance
Miami Business School, University of Miami

Thursday 10 May 2018
Starts at: 4pm
Location: Boardroom, The Gateway

Contact Dimitris Chronopoulos for more details.


Seminar

Hosted with the Financial Institutions and Markets thematic research group of the School of Management, University of St Andrews:
"Did the Basel process of capital regulation enhance the resiliency of European banks?"
Dr Maria Chiara Iannino
Lecturer in Finance
University of St Andrews School of Economics and Finance

Wednesday 7 March 2018
Starts at: 3pm
Location: Boardroom, The Gateway

Contact Daniel Oto-Peralias for a copy of the paper.


Conference

2nd Contemporary Issues in Banking Conference

Tuesday 12 December 2017 and Wednesday 13 December 2017
Location: University of St Andrews

See conference details and programme.


Vasso IoannidouSeminar

Hosted with the Financial Institutions and Markets thematic research group of the School of Management, University of St Andrews:
"(Why) do central banks care about their profits?"
Professor Vasso Ioannidou
Professor of Finance at Lancaster University and CEPR research fellow in financial economics

Wednesday 8 November 2017
Starts at: 3:45pm
Location: Lecture Room 2, The Gateway


Neeltje van HorenSeminar

Hosted with the Financial Institutions and Markets thematic research group of the School of Management, University of St Andrews:
"The invisible hand of the government: Moral suasion during the European sovereign debt crisis"
Dr Neeltje Van Horen
Research Advisor at the Research Hub of the Bank of England and Research Fellow of the CEPR

Wednesday 20 September 2017
Starts at: 3pm
Location: Lecture Room 4, The Gateway


Claudia GirardoneSeminar

Hosted with the Financial Institutions and Markets thematic research group of the School of Management, University of St Andrews:

"Bank capital and liquidity: relationship and impact on CDS spreads"
Professor Claudia Girardone
Professor of Banking and Finance
Essex Business School, University of Essex

Wednesday 7 June 2017

Starts at: 2.30pm
Location: MBS Seminar Room 2, School of Medicine, University of St Andrews.


Maria-Teresa MarchicaSeminar

Hosted with the Financial Institutions and Markets thematic research group of the School of Management, University of St Andrews:

"Access to Collateral and The Democratization of Credit: France's Reform of The Napoleonic Security Code"
Dr Maria-Teresa Marchica
Associate Professor
Manchester Business School

Wednesday 15 February 2017

Starts at: 3pm
Location: Lecture Room 2, The Gateway, University of St Andrews.


Ralph De HaasSeminar

Hosted with the Financial Institutions and Markets thematic research group of the School of Management, University of St Andrews:

"When arm's length is too far: relationship banking over the business cycle"
Dr Ralph De Haas
Director of Research
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Wednesday 1 February 2017

Starts at: 3pm
Location: Lecture Room 2, The Gateway, University of St Andrews.


Conference

with Cass Business School and
Financial Markets and Institutions Special Interest Group, British Accounting & Finance Association

5th Emerging Scholars in Banking and Finance Conference

Monday 12 December 2016 - Tuesday 13 December 2016

Location: Cass Business School, London

Call for papers [pdf]
Submissions closing date: Thursday 1 September 2016


Erik von Schedvin‌Seminar

Hosted with the Financial Institutions and Markets thematic research group of the School of Management, University of St Andrews:

"Curbing Shocks to Corporate Liquidity: The role of trade credit"
Dr Erik von Schedvin
Researcher
Sveriges Riksbank

Wednesday 16 November 2016

Starts at: 3pm
Location: Lecture Room 2, The Gateway, University of St Andrews.


Dr Farzad Saidi‌Seminar

Hosted with the Financial Institutions and Markets thematic research group of the School of Management, University of St Andrews:

"Life below zero: bank lending under negative policy rates"
Dr Farzad Saidi
Assistant Professor
Stockholm School of Economics

Wednesday 26 October 2016

Time: 12.30pm
Location: Lecture Room 2, The Gateway, University of St Andrews.


Professor Dimitris PetmezasSeminar

Hosted with the Financial Institutions and Markets thematic research group of the School of Management, University of St Andrews:

"Credit default swaps and corporate acquisitions"
Professor Dimitris Petmezas
University of Surrey

Thursday 26 May 2016

Time: 3.30pm
Location: Lecture Room 2, The Gateway, University of St Andrews


Professor Jaap BosSeminar

Hosted with the Financial Institutions and Markets thematic research group of the School of Management, University of St Andrews:

"Money left on the table: large bank failures during the crisis"
Professor Jaap Bos

Maastricht University

Wednesday 4 May 2016

Time: 4.15pm
Location: Lecture Room 2, The Gateway, University of St Andrews

See 4 May 2016 event flyer (pdf).


Dr Konstantinos TsatsaronisSeminar

Hosted with the Financial Institutions and Markets thematic research group of the School of Management, University of St Andrews:

"Bank cost of equity, leverage and the business cycle"
Dr Konstantinos Tsatsaronis

Head of the CGFS Secretariat
Bank for International Settlements

Wednesday 2 March 2016

Time: 4pm
Location: Boardroom, The Gateway, University of St Andrews

See March 2016 event flyer (pdf).


Professor Thorsten BeckSeminar

Hosted with the Financial Institutions and Markets thematic research group of the School of Management, University of St Andrews:

"Informality and access to finance: evidence from India"
Professor Thorsten Beck

Cass Business School, City University

Wednesday 27 January 2016

Time: 3.30pm
Location: Lecture Room 2, The Gateway, University of St Andrews.
Refreshments will be available from 3.15pm, just outside the room.

See January 2016 event flyer (pdf).


Conference

Contemporary Issues in Banking Conference & Special Issue of British Accounting Review

Tuesday 8 December and Wednesday 9 December 2015
Boardroom, The Gateway
School of Management, University of St Andrews

Keynote speaker: Professor Hans Degryse, University of Leuven

See conference details and call for papers.


Professor Iftekhar HasanSeminar

Hosted with the Financial Institutions and Markets thematic research group of the School of Management, University of St Andrews:

"Social capital and economic attitudes of individuals and firms"
Professor Iftekhar Hasan

Fordham University

Monday 30 November 2015

Time: 3pm
Location: Boardroom, The Gateway, North Haugh, University of St Andrews


Seminar

Hosted with the Financial Institutions and Markets thematic research group of the School of Management, University of St Andrews:

"Debt equity swaps and financial restructuring of sovereign debt"
Professor Sanjay Banerji
University of Nottingham

Friday 27 November 2015

Time: 3pm
Location: Lecture Room 2, The Gateway, North Haugh, University of St Andrews


Professor Ian TonksSeminar

Hosted with the Financial Institutions and Markets thematic research group of the School of Management, University of St Andrews:

"Cohort mortality risk or adverse selection in annuity markets?"
Professor Ian Tonks

Bath University School of Management

Wednesday 4 November 2015

Time: 3.30pm – 4.30pm
Location: Lecture Room 2, The Gateway, North Haugh, University of St Andrews


"The Changing Funding Landscape for Growth-Oriented Start-ups and SMEs since the Global Financial Crisis”

Tuesday 16 June 2015
Parliament Hall, University of St Andrews

The RBF is hosting this seminar to examine the funding issues facing growth-oriented start-ups and SMEs. Since the global financial crisis in 2008 there has been increasing concern about the lack of availability of funding for small firms within the UK economy. This has led to a number of policy initiatives designed to stimulate the supply of credit both by the UK and Scottish governments. Despite these proactive policy frameworks and the restoration of economic growth, the demand for mainstream lending from SMEs within the economy continues to decline. While at the same time there has been a dramatic proliferation in alternative sources of funding in the UK such as crowdfunding and peer-to-peer lending. This seminar will explore how the funding landscape for entrepreneurial finance is changing and what these changes entail for growth-oriented start-ups and SMEs.

See programme, booking and contact details here [PDF] - updated 4 June 2015.


Banking seminar

With the Financial Institutions and Markets thematic research group of the School of Management, University of St Andrews, the RBF hosted the following seminar:

'Do banks and industrial companies have equal access to reputable bookrunners in debt markets?'
Pedro J Cuadros
University of Granada

Monday 8 June 2015, 2pm
Lecture Room 2, The Gateway, North Haugh, University of St Andrews.

Find further details at www.st-andrews.ac.uk/management/news/events/seminars/.


German students welcomed

In March 2015, with the Financial Institutions and Markets thematic research group of the School of Management, University of St Andrews, the RBF were delighted to host a group of twelve students from Germany for a week of lectures and presentations. The group visited St Andrews as part of a collaboration with the Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW). This visit followed those held in earlier years, beginning with the 2012 week of lectures on finance, alternative investments, microfinance and other topics related to banking and finance research. This year's co-ordinator was Dr Kais Bouslah.


Emerging Scholars Conference

On the 8-9 December 2014, the 4th Emerging Scholars in Banking and Finance Conference took place at the Centre for Banking Research at Cass Business School. RBF Director Professor John Wilson was one of the co-organisers along with Thorsten Beck, Barbara Casu and Daniella Fabbri of Cass Business School. José Liñares-Zegarra served on the scientific committee to the conference. The event provided an opportunity for young academics engaged in theoretical, empirical and policy relevant research addressing contemporary issues in financial markets and institutions to showcase their work. Discussants of this work included economists based at the Bank of England, DeNederlandsche Bank, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the European Central Bank. The keynote speech at this year's conference was on Politics, Institutions and Innovations delivered by Iftekhar Hasan, Professor of Finance and Corrigan Chair in International Business & Finance at Fordham University.


Mr Ian WalkerWith the MX (Masters Extra) Programme of the School of Management, University of St Andrews, the RBF hosted the following seminar:

'Responsible enterprises in emerging markets'
Mr Ian Walker
Managing Director, Johnson & Johnson
Tuesday 2 April 2014, 3:30pm
Location: Lecture Room 3, The Gateway, North Haugh, University of St Andrews.


With the Financial Institutions and Markets thematic research group of the School of Management, University of St Andrews, the RBF hosted the following seminars:

'Issues on Spurious Regressions'
Professor Christos Agiakloglou
University of Piraeus
Wednesday 6 November 2013, 3:15pm
Location: Boardroom, The Gateway, North Haugh, University of St Andrews.

'Rethinking Capital Structure Arbitrage: a Price Discovery Perspective'
Dr Davide Avino
University College Dublin
Wednesday 23 October 2013, 4pm
Location: Seminar Room 6, The Gateway, North Haugh, University of St Andrews.

Find further details at www.st-andrews.ac.uk/management/news/events/seminars/.


ESG Finance Week 2013 logoEnvironmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Finance Week
26 June – 3 July 2013
St Andrews, Scotland

Jointly organised by RBF and Responsible Investor, ESG Finance Week 2013 delivers training and career development for ESG professionals looking to apply their skills in investment, and investment professionals requiring a rigorous background in ESG. There are two training courses to select from, with the ESG Finance Lab 'big ideas' weekend sandwiched between the two courses:

  • Training: Financial Analytics for ESG Professionals, 26-28 June.
  • Lectures & Debates: The ESG Finance Lab, 29-30 June.
  • Training: ESG Analytics for Financial Professionals, 1-3 July.

Download the ESG Finance Week 2013 pdf brochure.


With the Financial Institutions and Markets thematic research group of the School of Management, University of St Andrews, the RBF hosted the following seminar:
'Corporate Social Responsibility and Firm Value: Disaggregating the effects on cash flow, risk and growth'
(with Rajesh Tharyan and Julie Whittaker), and
'Stock Market Valuation of Corporate Social Responsibility Indicators'
(with Julie Whittaker and Xiaojuan Yan)
Professor Alan Gregory

University of Exeter Business School
Wednesday 22 May 2013, Time 3:15
Location: Lecture Room 2, Gateway, North Haugh, University of St Andrews.
Find further details at www.st-andrews.ac.uk/management/news/events/seminars/


With the Financial Institutions and Markets thematic research group of the School of Management, University of St Andrews, the RBF hosted the following seminar:
Title: 'Are Covered Bonds a Substitute for Mortgage-Backed Securities?'
Professor Santiago Carbó-Valverde
Bangor Business School
Wednesday 1 May 2013, Time 3:15
Location: Boardroom, Gateway, North Haugh, University of St Andrews.
Find further details at www.st-andrews.ac.uk/management/news/events/seminars/


ESRC logoFinancial Modelling Post-2008: Where Next? Seminar 2
Empirical modelling: distributional assumptions/efficiency – 2008 crisis
21 - 22 March 2013

Location: School of Management, University of St Andrews
The Gateway, North Haugh
St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9RJ.
Google map of KY16 9RJ.

This ESRC research seminar was organised by RBF Director Professor John Wilson. It was the second in a four seminar series in which leading experts present papers on two key themes absolutely central in financial modelling: distributional assumptions and efficiency. The conference series ties these two key themes to the events of the 2008 financial crisis, and attempts to shed light on how financial modelling can possibly be re-interpreted in light of the 2008 crisis.

More details: www.esrc.ac.uk/news-and-events/events/21496/seminar-2-financial-modelling-post-2008-where-next.aspx


PRI logoPRI Academic Network / German Network event
13 – 14 December 2012
Frankfurt, Germany

The PRI Academic and PRI German Network Conference addressed many relevant responsible investment topics such as ESG integration, ESG engagement, ESG KPIs, ESG voting policies, Integrated Reporting, ESG analytics, ESG investment training, ESG ratings, ESG in sovereign/corporate debt, corporate governance and sustainability issues in the German market, carbon disclosure, green real estate, ESG in boardrooms or sustainability issues in financial markets.
This event was supported by RBF.
Find details in the Conference invitation (PDF, 85 KB).


Emerging Scholars in Banking and Finance 2012
11-12 December 2012
City University London

Cass Business School hosted the third Emerging Scholars in Banking and Finance Conference.
RBF members featured as contributors again this year.


Scottish Doctoral Training Centre PhD Workshop in Quantitative Methods

The Centre for Responsible Banking and Finance (RBF) organised a PhD workshop on Quantitative Methods in the School of Management at the University of St Andrews, UK on 29 October 2012. The workshop was sponsored by the Scottish Graduate School of Social Sciences and the School of Management at the University of St Andrews.

The workshop was attended by more than 40 PhD students from eleven universities around the UK. The workshop featured sessions on methodological advancements in panel data, stock return predictability and event studies.

Workshop in Quantitative Methods October 2012 event leaflet (pdf).


ESG Finance Week logoEnvironmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Finance Week
11 – 18 July 2012
St Andrews, Scotland

Jointly organised by RBF and Responsible Investor this event consisted of three parts:

  • The first – ESG Analytics for Finance Professionals - aimed at finance professionals, asset owners and marketers who need to understand more about ESG research and market developments as increasing numbers of clients place sustainability in their investment requirements.
  • The second - Financial Analytics for ESG Professionals – aimed at those professionals whose experience has tended to be in the ESG fields but who are seeking a more developed financial framework for their work.
  • Sandwiched between the two training courses - the 'big ideas' weekend: The ESG Finance Lab, a weekend of blue-skies-thinking presentations and discussions inspired by the TED conference phenomenon. A number of excellent speakers were in St Andrews to get the creative mind-juices flowing around the sustainable finance theme.

Download the Finance Week pdf brochure.


5 – 7 May 2012
2nd RBF Conference, Isle of Skye and St Andrews, Scotland
The Centre held its second bi-annual conference, with a keynote by the United Nations Principles of Responsible Investment (UNPRI) CEO Dr James Gifford.


27 April 2012
ESG Leadership Forum: The Future of Sustainable Investing, London, UK
MSCI ESG Research, Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS), University of St Andrews (RBF), UKSIF and Responsible-Investor.com hosted the ESG Leadership Forum in London and online via a global video livestream. The event included an ESG Leaders panel discussion and was followed by a set of thematic workstreams, in which experts from the industry, academia and policy making discussed the future of sustainable investing - from a macro and micro socio-economic perspective.
See ESG Leadership Forum Webcast.


19 – 25 February 2012
DHBW Lecture week, St Andrews
RBF had the pleasure of welcoming students from the Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW). The students were visiting St Andrews for a lecture week. The event marks the beginning of a yearly fixture in the DHBW Master Programme.


29 November 2011
1st RBF conference, St Andrews, Scotland
RBF held its first bi-annual conference, with a keynote by Dr Ioannis Ioaanou from the London Business School.