Fifth Conference on “Recent Advances in Mutual Fund and Hedge Fund Research”

Conference dates

19 Aug 2019 - 20 Aug 2019


ESMT Berlin, Germany


Call For Papers - Reminder
Fifth Conference on “Recent Advances in Mutual Fund and Hedge Fund Research”

Humboldt University Berlin (HU) and
European School of Management and Technology (ESMT Berlin)

Following the successes of the previous four conferences, ESMT Berlin and the School of Business and Economics of Humboldt University are co-hosting the fifth conference on Recent Advances in Mutual Fund and Hedge Fund Research to be held in Berlin on August 19-20, 2019. The goal of the conference is to bring together leading academics interested in asset management in an environment which facilitates networking and in-depth discussions of the latest research on mutual funds and hedge funds. A maximum of nine papers will be selected for the conference. To provide ample time for the discussion of each paper, one hour will be allocated for the presentation and discussion of each paper.

Program Committee: Vikas Agarwal (Georgia State University), George Aragon (Arizona State University), Chris Clifford (University of Kentucky), Nickolay Gantchev (University of North Carolina), Simon Gervais (Duke University), Mila Getmansky Sherman (UMass Amherst), Mariassunta Giannetti (Stockholm School of Economics), Hao Jiang (Michigan State University), Bige Kahraman (Oxford University), Veronika Krepely Pool (Indiana University), Pedro Matos (University of Virginia Darden), Abhiroop Mukherjee (HKUST), Melissa Prado (Nova School of Business and Economics), Stefan Ruenzi (University of Mannheim), Sergei Sarkissian (McGill University), Clemens Sialm (University of Texas at Austin), Oliver Spalt (Tilburg University), Yuehua Tang (University of Florida), Ashish Tiwari (University of Iowa), Marno Verbeek (Erasmus University), Ashley Wang (Federal Reserve Bank)

Organizing Committee: Tim Adam (Humboldt University) and Guillermo Baquero (ESMT Berlin)

Paper Submission: Authors are welcome to submit empirical or theoretical research on any aspect related to mutual funds or hedge funds. Only papers which have not been published or accepted for publication will be considered. If you wish to have your paper considered for presentation at the conference, please submit the paper electronically by March 25, 2019, at

There is a €40 submission fee for each manuscript. Questions regarding the submission process should be directed to

The authors of selected papers will be informed by end of April 2019.

Participation: We invite all interested academics and practitioners to attend the conference. If you have any questions about the conference please contact Christiane Wieland ( More information can be found at the conference website

Information about the prior four conferences can be found at:

Conference Venue: The conference takes place at the ESMT Berlin Campus, in the former GDR “Staatsratsgebäude” at Schlossplatz 1. Built in 1964, the building hosted the headquarters of the East German government, the Staatsrat (GDR’s National Council), until 1989. A noteworthy example of Germany’s modern architectural heritage, the building was used in varying functions after reunification and was the temporary office of the German Chancellor from 1999 to 2001. It has since been renovated and transformed into one of Germany’s most modern educational centers.

Since the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, Berlin has become one of Europe’s most vibrant cities. Dynamic, cosmopolitan, creative, and international are words that best describe Germany‘s capital city. The partition of Germany shaped Berlin, but much has changed since the reunification. Berlin is the largest city in Germany, where many diverse cultures and lifestyles meet. Berlin’s cultural scene is thriving and it has something for everyone: bohemian cafes stand next to the finest restaurants, student drinking holes are nestled alongside sophisticated cocktail bars and underground clubs can be found close to the city’s grand opera house. Some of Berlin’s famous landmarks are: Checkpoint Charlie, the symbolic crossover point between East and West Berlin during the Cold War or the Reichstag, the impressive parliament building that offers panoramic views of the city from its glass dome.