Wednesday 17 October 2018

13th Business School Meeting INQUIRE UK Seminar

Business School Meetings Inquire UK

University of Liverpool will be hosting the 13th Inquire UK business school meeting, on friday 30 November in London. Inquire UK has 5 seats available for Inquire Europe members. 

Each Inquire Europe organisation can only attend 1 INQUIRE UK seminar per year in addition to the INQUIRE Europe seminars and Joint Spring seminar of INQUIRE Europe and INQUIRE UK.

Each seminar in the business school series aims to showcase recent and current work by the hosting school, together with related work by distinguished guest speakers, and this seminar will be no exception.

Like other seminars in the series, it will give practitioners a privileged opportunity to get close to research and researchers, and for them to get practical feedback from the real world.

The conference will see researchers from Liverpool and other top institutions share some of their latest thinking about asset pricing with a focus on valuation, predictability and financial technology (FinTech). Presentations will include: 

  • Why Asset Returns are Different around Scheduled Announcements, Mungo Wilson (University of Oxford)
  • Are Long-Horizon Returns Easier to Predict? Michalis P. Stamatogiannis (University of Liverpool)
  • Why Are Investment Returns to Anomaly Factors Different Around the Globe?  Qi Zhang (Durham University)
  • Can Credit Risk be Hedged with Equity Options? Davide E. Avino (University of Liverpool)
  • How are Dual-Class Structures Valued over the Firm’s Life Cycle? Roni Michaely (Cornell University, USA)
  • Do Machine Learning Methods Improve Predictions of Risk Premia? Dacheng Xiu (University of Chicago)


The speaker presentations will be followed by a panel discussion on The Future of Asset Management, giving us the opportunity to discuss with academics how artificial intelligence, machine learning, robo-advising, and blockchain might alter the competitive landscape and techniques in asset management. 


For further information and registration details please get in touch with Monique Sturmans