The Society for Financial Studies is pleased to announce two new journals: The Review of Asset Pricing Studies (RAPS) and The Review of Corporate Finance Studies (RCFS). RAPS and RCFS join The Review of Financial Studies to form a suite of three independent A-level journals that are now available to scholars in finance and related disciplines as outlets for their research.

SFS News

December 15, 2014: Upcoming Cavalcade Decisions

Are you wondering about your submission to Cavalcade 2015? Decisions are scheduled to be sent by January 31, 2015. Watch your email in the new year!

December 9, 2014: Location for Cavalcade 2016

The Society for Financial Studies is pleased to announce that the host of Cavalcade 2016 will be the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. Congratulations to Rotman on their winning bid!

December 8, 2014: Last Day to Submit to Cavalcade 2015

Today is the last day to submit your paper to Cavalcade 2015. The submission system will stop allowing submissions at 11:59pm EST.

December 1, 2014: Cavalcade 2015 Submission Deadline Approaching

There is only one week left to submit your paper to Cavalcade 2015! The deadline for submissions is December 8, 2014. To submit, visit Cavalcade 2015.

November 24, 2014: Dual Submission to Cavalcade 2015

Did you know that Cavalcade 2015 features a dual submission option with The Review of Asset Pricing Studies and The Review of Corporate Finance Studies? The submission deadline is December 8, 2014. For details, visit Cavalcade 2015.

November 19, 2014: December 2014 Issue of RAPS

The December issue of RAPS has now published online. View the issue here and check out the Editor’s Choice article, “Rating-Based Investment Practices and Bond Market Segmentation,” by Zhihua Chen, Aziz A. Lookman, Norman Schürhoff, and Duane J. Seppi here for free!

November 18, 2014: Cavalcade Award for Best Paper in Corporate Finance

The SFS is happy to announce that the sponsor for the 2015 SFS Finance Cavalcade Award for the Best Paper in Corporate Finance will be the Chazen Institute of International Business at Columbia Business School, in honor of Jerome A. Chazen. Papers submitted to Cavalcade 2015 are eligible to win this award, which comes with a $1000 prize.

November 12, 2014: RFS Authors Featured on OUP Blog

Authors Chen Xue, Kewei Hou, and Lu Zhang are featured on the Oxford University Press blog in a post titled, “A new benchmark model for estimating expected stock returns,” based on their paper, “Digesting Anomalies: An Investment Approach,” which is forthcoming in RFS. To accompany the post, we’ve made the paper free to read online! Check out the blog post here and read the paper here.

November 11, 2014: Laura Starks in The National Law Review

SFS Vice President and former RFS Editor Laura Starks was featured in a Q&A for The National Law Review on the topic of investor activism. You can read the story at Perspectives on Investor Activism.

November 10, 2014: Submission Period is Now Open for Cavalcade 2015

The Cavalcade 2015 submission period is now open. To submit, please visit Cavalcade 2015. The deadline for submissions is December 8, 2014.

Reminder for doctoral students: For papers in which ALL co-authors are doctoral students, the submission fee is waived.

SFS Conferences


17th Annual Texas Finance Festival 2015
Submission Deadline: January 15, 2015

24th Mitsui Finance Symposium: Financial Intermediaries and Markets
Submission Deadline: January 31, 2015

2015 OU Energy Finance Research Conference
Paper submission period: January 1-March 16, 2015

2016 SFS Finance Cavalcade

2015 SFS Finance Cavalcade
May 17-20, 2015

9th Jackson Hole Finance Conference
January 17-19, 2015

2016 SFS Finance Cavalcade

2015 SFS Finance Cavalcade
May 17-20, 2015


2016 SFS Finance Cavalcade

2015 SFS Finance Cavalcade
May 17-20, 2015