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!

Change to Submission Fees and Referee Payments

The fee for submitting to an SFS journal (RAPS, RCFS, or RFS) will be increasing on July 1, 2015. The new submission fee will be $240 for members and $300 for nonmembers.

Accordingly, we’ll also be increasing our referee payments. The new referee payment for an on-time report will be $200, beginning July 1.

Winners of the Cavalcade Best Paper Awards

The winners of the Cavalcade Best Paper Awards were announced at the Awards Reception on Tuesday, May 19, at the SFS Finance Cavalcade Conference. We are pleased to now share the winners:

Cavalcade Best Paper in Corporate Finance, in honor of Jerome A. Chazen, sponsored by the Chazen Institute of International Business at Columbia Business School
Winner: “The Deposits Channel of Monetary Policy” by Itamar Drechsler, Alexi Savov, Philipp Schnabl
Prize: $1000

Cavalcade Best Paper in Asset Pricing, sponsored by the Society for Financial Studies
Winner: “Asset Management Contracts and Equilibrium Prices” by Andrea M. Buffa, Dimitri Vayanos, and Paul Woolley
Prize: $1000

The Arthur Warga Award for Best Paper in Fixed Income, sponsored by The Arthur Warga Award endowment
Winner: “Call Me Maybe? The Effects of Exercising Contingent Capital” by Boris Vallee
Prize: $1300

Congratulations to all our award winners!

Finalists for Cavalcade Best Paper Awards

The 2015 Cavalcade Conference Chairs are excited to announce the finalists for the Cavalcade Best Paper Awards. The winners will be announced at the Awards Reception on Tuesday, May 19, at the SFS Finance Cavalcade Conference. The finalists are:

Cavalcade Best Paper in Corporate Finance, in honor of Jerome A. Chazen, sponsored by the Chazen Institute of International Business at Columbia Business School

  • Dynamic Adverse Selection: Time Varying Market Conditions and Endogenous Entry by Pavel Zryumov
  • Government Credit, a Double-Edged Sword: Evidence from the China Development Bank by Hong Ru
  • Government Guarantees and Financial Stability by Franklin Allen, Elena Carletti, Itay Goldstein, and Agnese Leonello
  • The Deposits Channel of Monetary Policy by Itamar Drechsler, Alexi Savov, and Philipp Schnabl

Cavalcade Best Paper in Asset Pricing, sponsored by the Society for Financial Studies

  • Asset Management Contracts and Equilibrium Prices by Andrea M. Buffa, Dimitri Vayanos, and Paul Woolley
  • Can Leverage Constraints Make Overconfident Investors Better Off? by Rawley Heimer
  • How Many Good and Bad Funds are There, Really? by Wayne Ferson, and Yong Chen
  • The Price of Variance Risk by Ian Dew-Becker, Stefano Giglio, Anh Le, and Marius Rodriguez

The Arthur Warga Award for Best Paper in Fixed Income, sponsored by The Arthur Warga Award endowment

  • Bond Market Exposures to Macroeconomic and Monetary Policy Risks by Dongho Song
  • Call Me Maybe? The Effects of Exercising Contingent Capital by Boris Vallee
  • Debt Correlations in the Wake of the Financial Crisis: What are Appropriate Default Correlations for Structured Products? by John Griffin and Jordan Nickerson
  • Regulatory Arbitrage in Repo Markets by Benjamin Munyan

Join us at the Awards Reception to find out which papers win. For more, visit Cavalcade 2015.