Mutual Funds, Hedge Funds and Factor Investing conference

Conference dates

03 Jun 2019 - 04 Jun 2019


Lancaster, United Kingdom


Mutual Funds, Hedge Funds and Factor Investing Conference - Call for Papers

Conference dates
03 June 2019 – 04 June 2019

Lancaster, United Kingdom

The Centre for Financial Econometrics, Asset Markets and Macroeconomic Policy (EMP) and the Department of Accounting and Finance at Lancaster University Management School invites submissions on all topics related to institutional investors, empirical asset pricing and investments. The potential topics include but not limited to:
• Selecting Mutual Funds
• Mutual Fund Flows
• Market Mispricing
• ESG and Sustainable Investments
• The Role of ETFs in Capital Markets
• Informed Trading
• Hedge Fund Investments

We are honoured to have Professor Susan Christoffersen (University of Toronto), Professor Elroy Dimson (University of Cambridge), and Professor Russ Wermers (University of Maryland) as keynote speakers. We celebrate their important contributions to the areas of mutual funds, hedge funds, responsible investing, and the role of financial institutions in capital markets.

The deadline for paper submissions is midnight GMT Friday March 22, 2019. Papers should be submitted in electronic format (pdf) via email to, with the heading “Mutual Funds Conference”. Please include your contact information and affiliation.

For more information, please contact Teresa B Aldren by email, or visit

Chelsea Yaqiong Yao, George Jiaguo Wang, and Ingmar Nolte

Scientific Committee:
Vikas Agarwal, Georgia State University
George Aragon, Arizona State University
Pedro Barroso, University of New South Wales
Michael Brennan, University of California, Los Angeles
Stephen Brown, NYU Stern School of Business and Monash Business School
Susan Christoffersen, University of Toronto
Elroy Dimson, University of Cambridge
Michael Gallmeyer, University of Virginia
Bruce Grundy, University of Melbourne
Dong Lou, London School of Economics
Anthony Lynch, NYU Stern School of Business
Spencer Martin, University of Melbourne
Tao Shu, University of Georgia
Baolian Wang, University of Florida
Russ Wermers, University of Maryland
Tong Yao, University of Iowa
Hong Zhang, Tsinghua University
Shaojun Zhang, Ohio State University
Mingming Zhou, University of Colorado

We hope that you can join us in June 2019 in delightful summer Lancaster.