SFS President and Vice President

Wei Jiang

Antoinette Schoar

On July 1, Antoinette Schoar became the SFS President and Wei Jiang became the SFS Vice President.

Antoinette Schoar is the Stewart C. Myers-Horn Family Professor of Finance and Entrepreneurship at the MIT Sloan School of Management. She also served in chairing roles for SFS Cavalcade North America from 2017-2019.

Wei Jiang is the Arthur F. Burns Professor of Free and Competitive Enterprise at
Columbia Business School. She was an editor of RFS from 2017 – 2019 and an associate editor from 2012 – 2015. She served in chairing roles for SFS Cavalcade North America in 2014 and 2015.

Please join us in welcoming Antoinette and Wei.

Council Changes

Josef Zechner

Tarun Ramadorai

Josef Zechner completed his term as Vice President on June 30. Before serving as Vice President, Josef was on the Council.

Tarun Ramadorai completed his term on the Council on June 30. He has taken on an editor role at RFS, and previously served as an associate editor at RFS.

We are grateful to Josef and Tarun for their service.

 

 

Craig Holden

Allaudeen Hameed

Craig Holden has been renewed as Secretary/Treasurer. He has served in this role since 2012.

Allaudeen Hameed has been renewed for another term on the SFS Council. He has served on the council since 2017.

 

 

 

Liyan Yang

Liyan Yang joined the SFS Council on July 1. He is the Peter L. Mitchelson/SIT Investment Associates Foundation Chair in Investment Strategy at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto.

Laura Starks, SFS President

Laura Starks

We are extremely grateful to Laura Starks, who completed her role as SFS President on June 30. Since 1997, Laura has served in five different roles across the SFS and our journals. Her guidance and commitment have been invaluable. Prior to serving as President, Laura was SFS Vice President, SFS Council Chair, an editor of RFS, and an associate editor of RFS. We thank her for her dedication.

Statement of the SFS Council

The Society of Financial Studies Council believes that we cannot remain silent about the continued acts of racism that exist in our society. We acknowledge the numerous voices of the peaceful protesters and are determined to not let this moment pass without contributing to a changed society. In particular, the future of a robust financial system lies on the path of justice and equity. We are actively investigating ways to participate.

Winners of the Cavalcade Best Paper Awards

The winners of the SFS Cavalcade North America 2020 Best Paper Awards were announced at the virtual Awards Reception on May 26. We are pleased to share the winners:

Best Paper in Corporate Finance
“Financial Technology Adoption”
Sean Higgins
Prize: $1000

Best Paper in Asset Pricing
“Forest through the Trees: Building Cross-Sections of Stock Returns”
Svetlana Bryzgalova, Markus Pelger, and Jason Zhu
Prize: $1000

The Arthur Warga Award for Best Paper in Fixed Income
“The Passthrough of Treasury Supply to Bank Deposit Funding”
Wenhao Li, Yiming Ma, and Yang Zhao
Prize: $750 (2% of the endowment)

Congratulations to all our award winners!