29th Australasian Finance and Banking Conference

Keynote Speakers

Prize winners

Awarded to the best paper presented at the PhD Forum

Synthetic Shorting with ETFs
Qifei Zhu, University of Texas at Austin
Frank Weikai Li, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Awarded to the second best paper presented at the PhD Forum

Asset Prices, Local Prospects and the Geography of Housing Dynamics
Preetesh Kantak, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Awarded to the third best paper presented at the PhD Forum

Relationship Lending in Shadow Banking: Impact of Financial Firms' Cross Holding Relation in Money Market Funds
Ai He, Emory University

Awarded to the best paper presented on Capital Markets / Funds Management / Mutual Funds

Measuring the Added Value of Stock Recommendations
Anders Anderson, Swedish House of Finance
Howard Jones, University of Oxford
Jose Vincente Martinez, University of Oxford

Awarded to the best papers in Banking

Bank Monitoring and CEO Risk-Taking Incentives
Anthony Saunders, New York University
Keke Song, Melbourne University

Do Banks Differently Set Their Liquidity Ratios Based on Their Network Characteristics?
Isabelle Distinguin, Saunders, Université de Limoges
Aref Mahdavi-Ardekani Song, Université de Limoges
Amine Tarazi, Université de Limoges

Awarded to the best paper in Corporate Finance / Corporate Governance / Institutional Block Holders

Does Stock Market Liquidity Affect Real and Accrual-Based Earnings Management?
Dan Li, University of Hong Kong
Ying Xia, Monash University

Awarded to the best paper in Banking / Finance / Investment Management in Asia-Pacific markets

Private Information in the Chinese Stock Market: Evidence from Mutual Funds and Corporate Insiders
Yeguang Chi, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Awarded to the second best paper in Banking / Finance / Investment Management in Asia-Pacific markets

Information Environment, Systematic Volatility and Stock Return Synchronicity
Jing Wang, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Steven X. Wei, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Wayne Yu, Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Awarded to the best paper using data generated by SIRCA

High Frequency Trading and Co-Movement in Financial Markets
Laura Malceniece, Stockholm School of Economics
Karlis Malcenieks, Stockholm School of Economics
Talis Putnins, University of Technology Sydney

Awarded to the best paper presented on Derivatives / Quantitative Finance

How Does Stock Illiquidity Affect the Informational Content of Option Prices?
Luis Goncalves-Pinto, National University of Singapore
Jing Xu, Renmin University of China