10th Annual Conference on Financial Market Regulation (CFMR 2023)

Conference dates

04 May 2023 - 05 May 2023


SEC Headquarters, Washington, DC



Conference Dates: The conference will take place in the afternoon on Thursday, May 4 and all day on Friday, May 5, 2023.

Location: SEC Headquarters, Washington, DC

Paper Submission Deadline: November 18, 2022

Conference Details: The SEC Division of Economic and Risk Analysis (DERA), Lehigh University’s Center for Financial Services (CFS), and University of Maryland’s Center for Financial Policy (CFP) will jointly host the 10th Annual Conference on Financial Market Regulation (CFMR 2023). The goal of the conference is to bring together participants for an exchange of views on topics of relevance to the Commission.

Two papers will be selected in each of four broad topic areas: corporate finance, market microstructure, financial intermediation, and asset management. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

• Corporate Finance: corporate disclosures, initial public offerings, seasoned equity offerings, corporate mergers and acquisitions, fintech, corporate governance and voting, corporate and municipal debt offerings, and disclosures related to asset-backed securities.
• Market Microstructure: the structure, transparency, fairness, efficiency, and liquidity of secondary market trading in the equity, ETP, bond, option, security-based swap, and securities lending markets.
• Financial Intermediaries: broker-dealers, financial institutions, analysts affiliated with broker-dealers or financial institutions, clearing agencies, central counterparties, credit ratings, and Nationally Recognized Statistical Rating Organizations (NRSROs).
• Asset Management: investment advisers, ETPs and liquidity, investment companies, hedge funds, and other institutional investors, and custody.

The deadline for paper submissions is November 18, 2022 with a submission fee of $40. Papers can be submitted through ConfTool (www.conftool.org/cfmr2023).

The selection committee will focus on high quality paper submissions whose topics directly relate to the mission of the SEC. Authors of accepted papers will be notified by the beginning of February. Travel reimbursement will be offered to presenters of accepted papers.

Conference Organizers: Kathleen Weiss Hanley (Lehigh University), Amy Edwards (SEC), Vlad Ivanov (SEC), and Russ Wermers (University of Maryland)

Additional Information

Conference website: https://business.lehigh.edu/centers/center-financial-services/news-and-events/annual-conference-financial-market-regulation