Call for Papers
The University of Oregon Finance Conference: Institutional Investors and the Asset Management Industry

A research conference hosted by the Finance and Securities Analysis Center at the Lundquist College of Business, University of Oregon

July 28-July 30, 2013, Eugene, Oregon

We solicit submission of empirical and theoretical papers that study issues involving institutional investors and the asset management industry in which they operate. We are broadly interested in research on how investors choose, monitor, and evaluate money managers and on how money managers innovate and compete. Institutional investors include professional portfolio managers of open- and closed-end mutual funds, pension funds, venture capital funds, banks, insurance companies, hedge funds, private equity funds, and exchange traded funds.

TOPICS: Topics relevant to the conference include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Contracting issues and organizational form;
- Performance evaluation and incentive issues in hedge funds, private equity and mutual funds;
- Effects of taxes and transaction costs;
- Investor (client) behavior;
- Regulation and disclosure requirements;
- Institutional trading strategies, leverage decisions and risk management;
- Governance and asset management.

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Submission deadline is April 8, 2013. Authors will be notified of paper selection by May 1, 2013. The conference fee of $250 includes meals that begin with a kickoff dinner on Sunday July 28th and conclude with lunch on Tuesday July 30th. Participants are responsible for airfare and lodging.

An electronic copy of the manuscript labeled with the author(s)' names should be submitted as a pdf file to Chris Baird ( with "Oregon Finance Conference Submission" in the subject line.

FURTHER INFORMATION: Direct questions to: Professor John Chalmers or Professor Jay Wang, Lundquist College of Business, University of Oregon,,

Posted 11/12/12