6th Young Finance Scholars Conference (Main Theme: FinTech)

Conference dates

13 Jun 2019 - 14 Jun 2019


University of Sussex, Brighton, UK


6th Young Finance Scholars’ Conference
Call for Submissions
Main Theme: FinTech
June 13-14, 2019

The University of Sussex Business School is pleased to announce the 6th Young Finance Scholars’ (YFS) Conference. Full details, including submission and registration instructions, are available here: www.sussex.ac.uk/business-school/yfs

Why attend?
Young scholars attend conferences for feedback on their research, to network with other scholars in their field and to seek employment opportunities. However, many international conferences are too large to maximize these types of returns: sessions may be sparsely attended (especially by the senior academics in a position to offer the most insightful feedback) and productive networking can be limited to only the most confident and well-connected PhD students and post docs.

The YFS conference follows a different structure, which is specifically designed to provide the returns that a young scholar seeks from conference participation. Each session is chaired by a well-known senior academic who specializes in their field, and the session chair also provides a short review of the work to help the presenter position their research towards the right journal. Networking events include practitioner round tables, each with a lively informed discussion about industry employment in specific areas, and a meet-the-editor panel helps young scholars learn how to maximize the chance of getting their research published in top academic journals. Finally, to add to your CVs credibility, prizes are awarded for best paper in stream and for best overall paper.

Eligible topics
The main theme for this year’s event is Financial Technology (FinTech) with a keynote speech by Andrei Kirilenko and practitioner round tables emphasizing this buoyant area of employment. We encourage submissions on Finance Technology applications to AI, accounting, algorithmic trading, asset management, banking, corporate finance, big data analysis, insurance and risk management. Conference submissions can be extended abstracts or papers, and they are encouraged in any area of FinTech or finance, including but not limited to: asset pricing, banking, behavioural finance, corporate finance, entrepreneurial finance, financial econometrics, insurance, portfolio optimization, quantitative finance, risk management and trading.

Key Dates:
Deadline for initial submission - 28th April
Authors notified of acceptance - by 6th May
Registration opens - 4th March
Early Bird registration closes - 26th May
Final submissions due - 1st June
Registration deadline - 9th June

We look forward to welcoming young scholars from all over the world to our beautiful campus in the Sussex downs, just a few minutes from the vibrant sea-side city of Brighton and Hove, and a short train ride from Gatwick airport or London.

Carol Alexander
Professor of Finance, University of Sussex Business School
Co-Editor of Journal of Banking and Finance
Visiting Professor Peking University