SFS Cavalcade is the Best Large Finance Conference

A new paper by Sebastian Reinartz and Daniel Urban ranks 45 finance conferences based on subsequent success of papers presented at those conferences in getting published in top journals. They find that 62% of SFS Cavalcade papers were subsequently published in the top 3 finance journals, compared to 40% for the AFA, 28% for the WFA, 21% for FIRS, and 21% for the EFA. Thus, they conclude that “the Society for Financial Studies (SFS) Finance Cavalcade conference is the best large finance conference according to the subsequent publication rates in TOP3 finance journals.” See their paper “Finance Conference Quality and Publication Success: A Conference Ranking” available on SSRN.

Submission Period for Cavalcade 2016 is Now Open!

The Cavalcade 2016 submission period is now open. To submit, please visit Cavalcade 2016. The deadline for submissions is December 7, 2015.

Dual Submission: The Cavalcade features dual submission with The Review of Asset Pricing Studies and The Review of Corporate Finance Studies. Details are available at  Cavalcade 2016.

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

Cavalcade 2017 Winning Bid

The Society for Financial Studies is pleased to announce that the host of Cavalcade 2017 will be Vanderbilt University’s Financial Markets Research Center at the Owen Graduate School of Management. Congratulations to Vanderbilt on their winning bid!

In Memoriam: Rick Green

We are sad to report that Rick Green died on October 9th due to cancer. He was a Professor of Financial Economics and the Richard M. and Margaret S. Cyert Chair at the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University. He was a great friend, colleague, and mentor to many. He made intellectual contributions in a wide range of areas and particularly in mutual funds, market microstructure, and taxation. The Society for Financial Studies appreciates his excellent service as SFS President 2012-2014, as SFS Vice President 1997-1999, as an RFS Co-Editor 1990-1994, and as an RFS Assistant Editor 1989-1990. The profession benefited in many other ways, including his service as Editor of the Journal of Finance 2000-2003, President of the American Finance Association 2006, and President of the Western Finance Association 1999-2000. Rick was always friendly, thoughtful, and supportive. Our lives and the academic finance profession are better for having known him.

SFS President Richard Green welcomes the participants of the 2014 SFS Finance Cavalcade.

SFS President Richard Green welcomes the participants of the 2014 SFS Finance Cavalcade.

Celebrating the 5-year Anniversary of the Cavalcade

At the 2015 Cavalcade, the SFS presented President Matthew Spiegel with a plaque celebrating the 5-year anniversary of the conference. The plaque was presented by Cavalcade Chair Wei Jiang.

Matt Spiegel Wei Jiang

We are grateful to Professor Spiegel for his role in pioneering the Cavalcade. We also extend our thanks to the conference chairs, host schools, reviewers, presenters, and participants who have been an integral part in the Cavalcade conferences.

Thank you from the entire team at the SFS!