2022 Financial Markets and Corporate Governance Conference (FMCG 2022)

04/20/2022 08:50 am 04/22/2022 06:45 pm Australia/Melbourne 2022 Financial Markets and Corporate Governance Conference (FMCG 2022)

Monash Business School is proud to host the 12th Financial Markets and Corporate Governance Conference and PhD symposium (FMCG 2022). This free event will be held virtually across three days.

With a comprehensive program including multiple concurrent sessions, this conference will bring together leading experts from around the world to discuss, consider and share current research and emerging trends in the Australian and international finance sector.

The conference will include daily keynote presentations by leading finance scholars and in-depth panel sessions on digital finance, environmental finance and superannuation (pension) funds, that will appeal to both academics and practitioners.

Download the complete program

Watch keynote presentations


Keynote speakers

Professor Wei Jiang

Presentation: Corporate governance meets data and technologyWei Jiang

Wei Jiang is the Arthur F. Burns Professor of Free and Competitive Enterprise in the Finance Division at Columbia Business School. She is also a Scholar-in-Residence at Columbia Law School, a senior fellow at the Program on Corporate Governance at Harvard Law School, and a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)  in the Law and Economics Program. She is currently the vice president of the Society of Financial Studies.

Prof Jiang is a leading scholar in corporate governance. She pioneered research in hedge fund activism and her current research focuses on how technology has reshaped the financial markets. She has published extensively in top economics, finance, and law journals, and her research has been frequently featured in major media, including The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, Institutional Investors, Money, Fortune, Business Week, New York Times and Financial Times. Professor Jiang received her PhD in Economics from the University of Chicago.

Professor Roni Michaely

Presentation: Greenwashing and funds’ strategic voting on environmental (and social) issues

Roni MichaelyRoni Michaely is a professor of finance and entrepreneurship at the University of Hong Kong. Prof Michaely’s research interests are in the areas of empirical corporate finance, corporate governance, entrepreneurial finance and financial technology (fintech).

His current research focuses on how frictions in capital markets affect managers’ corporate decisions and new product developments, with a particular focus on corporate pay-out policy, the effect of competition in firms’ behaviour, and the impact of fintech on capital market efficiency.

He was recently recognised as one of the most prolific researchers in finance with more than 25,000 citations. His research has been frequently featured in media including The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, The Economist, Investor’s Business Daily, Bloomberg, BusinessWeek, Forbes, Barrons and Money.

Professor Lu Zhang

Presentation: Asymmetric investment rates

Lu Zuang

Lu Zhang is the John W. Galbreath Chair and a professor of finance at the Fisher College of Business, Ohio State University, and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (Asset Pricing program).

Dr Zhang is an associate editor for the Journal of Financial Economics and the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis. He is the founding president of Macro Finance Society, an international academic society devoted to advancing and disseminating high-quality research at the intersection of financial economics and macroeconomics.

Dr Zhang’s research focuses on asset pricing, in connection with macroeconomics, corporate finance, labor economics, and capital markets research in accounting. His academic research has been frequently featured in prominent media outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Shanghai Financial News, and The Economist.

Plenary Panels

Environmental Finance Panel

12:45PM Wednesday 20 April 2022

Moderator:  Professor Tom Smith, Head, Department of Applied Finance, Centre for Corporate Sustainability and Environmental Finance, Macquarie University

Angela Ashton, Founder and Director, Evergreen

Professor Martina Linnenluecke, Director, Centre for Corporate Sustainability and Environmental Finance, Macquarie University

Zoe Whitton, Partner, Pollination Group

Digital Finance Panel

12PM Thursday 21 April 2022

Moderator:  Professor Dirk Baur, Professor of Accounting and Finance, University of Western Australia

Professor Talis Putnins, Professor of Finance, University of Technology Sydney; Chief Scientist, Digital Finance Co-operative Research Centre

Professor Evgeny Lyandres, Professor of Finance, Tel Aviv and Monash Universities

Tim Smith, Head of Growth, Tiiik Money

Joseph Barbara, Senior Specialist, Market Supervision, Market Integrity Group, ASIC

Superannuation Fund Panel

12:45PM Friday 22 April 2022

Superannuation investment strategy for the next decade

Moderator: Professor  Deep Kapur, Deputy Dean, External Engagement, Director, Monash Centre for Financial Studies,
Monash Business School

Stephen Anthony, Senior Advisor, Monash Centre for Financial Studies, Monash Business School

Suzanne Branton, Chief Investment Officer, CareSuper

Steven Carew, Senior Advisor, Monash Centre for Financial Studies, Monash Business School


Program details

The three day program including PHD symposium and all concurrent sessions can be viewed in the daily schedules.

Access program here

A comprehensive program (PDF) will be available here shortly.

Conference hosts

Associate Professor Huu Nhan Duong, Monash Business School.

Associate Professor Philip Gharghori, Monash Business School.

Organised by

Department of Banking and Finance, Monash Business School

Event Details

Date:
20 April 2022 at 8:50 am – 22 April 2022 at 6:45 pm
Categories:
Banking and Finance

Description

Monash Business School is proud to host the 12th Financial Markets and Corporate Governance Conference and PhD symposium (FMCG 2022). This free event will be held virtually across three days.

With a comprehensive program including multiple concurrent sessions, this conference will bring together leading experts from around the world to discuss, consider and share current research and emerging trends in the Australian and international finance sector.

The conference will include daily keynote presentations by leading finance scholars and in-depth panel sessions on digital finance, environmental finance and superannuation (pension) funds, that will appeal to both academics and practitioners.

Download the complete program

Watch keynote presentations


Keynote speakers

Professor Wei Jiang

Presentation: Corporate governance meets data and technologyWei Jiang

Wei Jiang is the Arthur F. Burns Professor of Free and Competitive Enterprise in the Finance Division at Columbia Business School. She is also a Scholar-in-Residence at Columbia Law School, a senior fellow at the Program on Corporate Governance at Harvard Law School, and a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)  in the Law and Economics Program. She is currently the vice president of the Society of Financial Studies.

Prof Jiang is a leading scholar in corporate governance. She pioneered research in hedge fund activism and her current research focuses on how technology has reshaped the financial markets. She has published extensively in top economics, finance, and law journals, and her research has been frequently featured in major media, including The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, Institutional Investors, Money, Fortune, Business Week, New York Times and Financial Times. Professor Jiang received her PhD in Economics from the University of Chicago.

Professor Roni Michaely

Presentation: Greenwashing and funds’ strategic voting on environmental (and social) issues

Roni MichaelyRoni Michaely is a professor of finance and entrepreneurship at the University of Hong Kong. Prof Michaely’s research interests are in the areas of empirical corporate finance, corporate governance, entrepreneurial finance and financial technology (fintech).

His current research focuses on how frictions in capital markets affect managers’ corporate decisions and new product developments, with a particular focus on corporate pay-out policy, the effect of competition in firms’ behaviour, and the impact of fintech on capital market efficiency.

He was recently recognised as one of the most prolific researchers in finance with more than 25,000 citations. His research has been frequently featured in media including The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, The Economist, Investor’s Business Daily, Bloomberg, BusinessWeek, Forbes, Barrons and Money.

Professor Lu Zhang

Presentation: Asymmetric investment rates

Lu Zuang

Lu Zhang is the John W. Galbreath Chair and a professor of finance at the Fisher College of Business, Ohio State University, and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (Asset Pricing program).

Dr Zhang is an associate editor for the Journal of Financial Economics and the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis. He is the founding president of Macro Finance Society, an international academic society devoted to advancing and disseminating high-quality research at the intersection of financial economics and macroeconomics.

Dr Zhang’s research focuses on asset pricing, in connection with macroeconomics, corporate finance, labor economics, and capital markets research in accounting. His academic research has been frequently featured in prominent media outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Shanghai Financial News, and The Economist.

Plenary Panels

Environmental Finance Panel

12:45PM Wednesday 20 April 2022

Moderator:  Professor Tom Smith, Head, Department of Applied Finance, Centre for Corporate Sustainability and Environmental Finance, Macquarie University

Angela Ashton, Founder and Director, Evergreen

Professor Martina Linnenluecke, Director, Centre for Corporate Sustainability and Environmental Finance, Macquarie University

Zoe Whitton, Partner, Pollination Group

Digital Finance Panel

12PM Thursday 21 April 2022

Moderator:  Professor Dirk Baur, Professor of Accounting and Finance, University of Western Australia

Professor Talis Putnins, Professor of Finance, University of Technology Sydney; Chief Scientist, Digital Finance Co-operative Research Centre

Professor Evgeny Lyandres, Professor of Finance, Tel Aviv and Monash Universities

Tim Smith, Head of Growth, Tiiik Money

Joseph Barbara, Senior Specialist, Market Supervision, Market Integrity Group, ASIC

Superannuation Fund Panel

12:45PM Friday 22 April 2022

Superannuation investment strategy for the next decade

Moderator: Professor  Deep Kapur, Deputy Dean, External Engagement, Director, Monash Centre for Financial Studies,
Monash Business School

Stephen Anthony, Senior Advisor, Monash Centre for Financial Studies, Monash Business School

Suzanne Branton, Chief Investment Officer, CareSuper

Steven Carew, Senior Advisor, Monash Centre for Financial Studies, Monash Business School


Program details

The three day program including PHD symposium and all concurrent sessions can be viewed in the daily schedules.

Access program here

A comprehensive program (PDF) will be available here shortly.

Conference hosts

Associate Professor Huu Nhan Duong, Monash Business School.

Associate Professor Philip Gharghori, Monash Business School.

Organised by

Department of Banking and Finance, Monash Business School