Active Management Research Symposium

Conference date

06 Sep 2019


New York, New York


The symposium is hosted by the Active Management Research Alliance (AMRA), a multi-university initiative promoting research on active portfolio management strategies and alternative investments. Founded as part of the Institute for Private Capital ( in 2018, AMRAs research and operations are managed by an advisory board of leading academics from top business schools. Currently, AMRA’s primary area of focus is the intersection of public and private markets and the role of hedge funds and other active managers in the financial intermediation process.

We invite submission of theoretical and empirical research in the field of active portfolio management at all stages of completion (including work-in-progress and extended abstracts). We especially encourage submissions of high quality academic and applied research focused on hedge funds and other types of alternative investments.

Submissions should be sent to with “AMRA Submission” in the subject line any time before the deadline of May 20, 2019. Please include your full name, title, name and address of organization, and a confirmed conference presenter.

Presenters with full-time academic appointments will receive complimentary conference registration and will be reimbursed for 1-night hotel costs and 30-day advance-purchase economy-class airfare. Other travel expenses are not covered.

The conference review committee will consist of the AMRA Advisory Board:

Alon Brav, Peterjohn-Richards Professor of Finance, Duke University Fuqua School
Randy Cohen, Senior Lecturer, Harvard Business School
Arpit Gupta, Assistant Professor, NYU Stern School of Business
Wei Jiang, Burns Professor of Free and Competitive Enterprise, Columbia Business School
Christian Lundblad, Levin Distinguished Prof. of Finance, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
Christopher Polk, Professor of Finance, London Business School
Adam Reed, Price Distinguished Scholar of Finance, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
Russell Wermers, Bank of America Prof. of Finance, Univ. Maryland Smith School of Business