Successful financial conference rethinks banking and finance
The annual IFABS financial conference was held in Valencia last month, a collaboration between the University of Valencia, the University of Jaume I and our own School of Management, in association with the Journal of Banking and Finance (JBF).
The IFABS conference is a major event in which the worlds of academia and practice unite to discuss issues of high significance and impact, a prestigious and extremely successful forum for academic researchers and policy makers. And this year’s theme of ‘Rethinking Banking and Finance: Money, Markets and Models’ could not have been more timely.
Three hundred delegates from 56 countries attended the event, representing universities, banks and international financial organisations. Around 650 papers were submitted to the conference, of which 251 were accepted and presented in 64 sessions. Three researchers from Leicester presented papers in Valencia:
- Adrian Rossignolo: ‘Market crisis and Basel Capital Requirements. Could Basel III have been different? Evidence from PIGS’*
- Alexandra Dias: ‘Market value in the estimation of Value‐at‐Risk’
- Daniel Ladley ‘Contagion and risk‐sharing on the inter‐bank market’
A special issue of JBF on the conference theme is being guest-edited by the organisers, including Leicester’s Meryem Duygun Fethi.
*PIGS = economists’ shorthand for Portugal, Italy (or Ireland), Greece and Spain.