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7th International Conference of the Financial Engineering and Banking Society

Banking, Financial Markets, Innovation and Regulation

University of Strathclyde, Technology and Innovation Centre

1 June 2017 - 3 June 2017


Keynote Speakers

Matteo Aquilina, Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), Manager, Chief Economist's Department. Matteo manages a team of economists who deal with issues in wholesale financial markets and provide advice to a number of departments within the FCA. Matteo's recent work has focussed on liquidity in corporate bond markets, high frequency trading, dark pools and market based finance. 

Jonathan Crook is a Professor of Business Economics and Director of Research at the University of Edinburgh Business School. He is Joint Editor of the Operational Research Society. Studied Economics at Lancaster and Cardiff. Has been a Visiting Fulbright Postdoctoral Research Scholar, McIntyre School of Commerce, University of Virginia, USA, a Visiting Fellow, University of Warwick, UK and a Visiting Fellow, European University Institute, Florence. He is a Fellow of Financial Institutions Center, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, an External Research Fellow of the Centre for Finance, Credit and Macroeconomics at the University of Nottingham and has been Elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Also, Prof Crook, is currently Deputy Dean, Director of Research, Director of the Credit Research Centre and a member of the Executive Team of the University of Edinburgh Business School.

Prof Crook’s research interests focus on two areas: 1. Modelling of credit risk and operational risk. The former includes survival and multistate modelling, modelling of loss given default, of exposure at default and stress testing. He is particularly interested in using novel predictors, issues concerning variation over time, capital requirements issues and the use of very large datasets. He is interested in models for retail credit of all types as well as credit to SMEs and large corporates. 2. Economics of the consumer credit including the demand (consumption and finance models), the supply of credit and credit constraints using household level data.

Raghavendra Rau is currently the Sir Evelyn de Rothschild Professor of Finance at Cambridge Judge Business School. He is also a past president of the European Finance Association, Head of the School's Finance & Accounting subject group, Director (Research) of the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) and a member of the Cambridge Corporate Governance Network (CCGN).

Professor Rau’s interests include Corporate finance; market efficiency; the acquisition and use of information by market participants in a competitive framework. Prof Rau has taught at a number of universities around the world, including the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences PO), Purdue University, the University of California at Los Angeles and most recently, the University of California at Berkeley where he was named among the best teachers of the year at the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley in 2009 and 2010. He has also won the Dean’s Outstanding MBA core course teaching award in 2005 and 2007 and the 2001 School of Management Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award at Purdue University. In 2008-2009, Prof Rau was principal at Barclays Global Investors, then the largest asset manager in the world, in San Francisco.

His research is published in world leading journals such as the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, and the Review of Financial Studies, have won awards including the EFA Barclays Global Investor Award, and the Chinese Finance Association Best Paper in Corporate Finance. He is Co-Editor of Financial Management, and an Associate Editor of the Journal of Banking and Finance, the International Review of Finance and the Quarterly Journal of Finance. His research has frequently been covered by the popular press including the New York Times, the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Economist, among others

Conference Chair

Dimitris Andriosopoulos joined the University of Strathclyde in 2013 and has been a Visiting Professor at Cass Business School, ESCP Europe, SKEMA Business School, and IHU. His research interests are corporate finance and governance, mergers and acquisitions, the economic impact of infrastructure investment, and banking. His research is published in peer reviewed journals such as the Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Empirical Finance, and the European Journal of Finance among others and he is ranked in the top 10% (of 323,859 registered authors) as of November 11, 2016 based on total downloads of his research available on the Social Science Research Network (SSRN). Also, Dimitris has attracted external funding for research raising approximately £260,000 over the last 5 years from industry and governmental institutions such as Innovate UK, excluding 5 PhD scholarships from funding sources such as the ESRC and the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission. Meanwhile, his work has been cited in the Review of Finance, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Financial Intermediation, Journal of Financial Stability, and Journal of Empirical Finance among others.

Moreover, Dimitris is a member of the Strategy and Research Advisory Group of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS); has acted as Guest Editor for the International Review of Financial Analysis; has been invited to act as a Scientific Committee member for several Conferences; and serves as research assessor for Carnegie Trust and as an ad-hoc reviewer for a number of scientific journals such as the Journal of Banking & Finance, International Review of Financial Analysis, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, and the Review of Behavioral Finance.