Institute of Finance
The Institute of Finance was set up with financial support from the University of Leicester, the Departments of Mathematics, Economics, Computer Science, and the School of Management. The Institute received ‘Research Institute’ status on 22 February 2012.
The Institute of Finance is established at the University of Leicester to serve as an international center of excellence for research and teaching in Finance and as a link between the academia and professionals working in the Finance industry. A main goal of the Institute of Finance consists in holding regular seminars on Finance-related topics which are also industry-relevant.
The IoF has hosted seminars from researchers in diverse areas of finance as for example:
- Professor Charles Calomiris, Columbia Business School - Columbia University (USA); "Crisis ‘Shock Factors’ and the Cross-Section of Global Equity Returns"
- Professor Mikhail Chernov, London School of Economics (UK); “Disasters implied by equity index options”
- Professor Alex Lipton, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Imperial College London (UK)
- Professor Thomas Lux, University of Kiel (Germany); “Explaining and Forecasting the Psychological Component of Economic Activity”
- Professor Alexander McNeil; School of Mathematical & Computer Sciences; Actuarial Mathematics and Statistics; Heriot-Watt University (UK); “Multivariate Stress Testing for Solvency”
- Professor Ioanid Rosu, HEC Paris (France); “High Frequency Traders, News and Volatility”
- Professor Peter Rousseau, Vanderbilt University (USA); “Finance and growth: a review and agenda”
- Professor Mark Shackleton, Lancaster University (UK); “On the valuation of and returns to project flexibility within sequential investment”