Save the Date & Call for Papers - 2019 Tsinghua PBCSF-IPC Research Symposium

Conference date

22 Nov 2019


Beijing, China


We invite submission of presentation proposals in the broad field of private capital and alternative investments, including, but not limited to research on buyouts, distressed securities, mezzanine financing, private credit, venture capital, hedge funds, real estate/assets, asset allocation, and portfolio management. The conference is hosted by the Tsinghua PBC School of Finance and the Institute for Private Capital (IPC) which is an affiliated center of the UNC’s Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise.

Projects can be submitted any time before the deadline of June 14, 2019. We invite submission of research papers, session proposals (topics and/or speakers) and presentations including, but not limited to, the topics listed above. The goal of the conference is to explore new ideas and findings on the frontiers of financial intermediation. Most sessions will have a format with academics and practitioners discussing relevant ideas and findings on a specific topic of interest. To that end, we welcome early-stage research and work-in-progress as well as thought-provoking extended abstracts and other proposals that are well-grounded in the existing literature.

Please include your full name, title, name and address of affiliated institution/university/company, and a confirmed conference presenter. Submissions should be sent to with subject line “Tsinghua-IPC Submission”. Presenters with full-time academic appointments will receive complimentary conference registration, and up to two nights of accommodations in Beijing. Other travel expenses are the responsibility of attendees.

Program co-chairs:
Prof. Gregory Brown, Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise & IPC, UNC Chapel Hill
Prof. Christian Lundblad, Kenan-Flagler Business School & IPC, UNC Chapel Hill
Prof. Xiaoyan Zhang, People's Bank of China School of Finance, Tsinghua University