SFS Secretary/Treasurer

Lalitha Naveen

We are pleased to welcome Lalitha Naveen to the role of SFS Secretary/Treasurer. Lalitha is an Associate Professor of Finance at Temple University. She previously served as an Associate Editor for RFS.

Please join us in welcoming Lalitha.

Winners of the Cavalcade Best Paper Awards

The winners of the SFS Cavalcade North America 2021 Best Paper Awards were announced at the virtual awards presentation on May 25. We are pleased to share the winners:

Best Paper in Corporate Finance
“Friends in Media”
Guosong Xu
Prize: $1000

Best Paper in Asset Pricing
“Social Security and Trends in Wealth Inequality”
Sylvain Catherine, Max Miller, Natasha Sarin
Prize: $1000

The Arthur Warga Award for Best Paper in Fixed Income
“Credit Fire Sales: Captive Lending as Liquidity in Distress”
Matteo Benetton, Sergio Mayordomo, Daniel Paravisini
Prize: $750 (2% of the endowment)

Congratulations to all our award winners!

Tuesday at the Cavalcade

The first paper presentations of SFS Cavalcade 2021 begin at 11am today.

1:15pm Panel Honoring Craig W. Holden

3:45pm RCFS Keynote by Amir Sufi

4:30pm Presentation of Awards

5pm Virtual Reception with rooms hosted by MIT:
Asset Pricing hosted by Lawrence Schmidt
Corporate Finance hosted by Egor Matveyev
Behavioral Finance hosted by Eben Lazarus
ESG hosted by Ed Golding
FinTech and Big Data hosted by Maryam Farboodi

For more information, visit the conference website.

Cavalcade Begins Today!

SFS Cavalcade North America 2021 kicks off today with a Keynote by Chair Ulrike Malmendier at 5pm. A virtual Welcome Reception will follow with rooms hosted by MIT:

Asset Pricing hosted by Leonid Kogan
Corporate Finance hosted by Antoinette Schoar
Behavioral Finance hosted by Taha Choukhmane
Financial Policy, COVID-19, and Beyond hosted by Deborah Lucas
Macro Finance hosted by Emil Verner

For more information, visit the conference website.

In Memoriam: Craig Holden

Craig W. Holden

We are deeply saddened by the passing of our colleague and friend, Craig Holden. Craig was the Gregg T. and Judith A. Summerville Chair of Finance at the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University and the current Department Chair. He was a prolific scholar and advisor to many students. In his role as SFS Secretary/Treasurer, which he began in 2012, Craig was a tremendous contributor to the SFS and its journals. He was a champion of international research collaboration, online publication, and was instrumental in improvements that changed how we interact with papers online. Most recently, when the 2020 Cavalcade was going to be canceled due to COVID-19, Craig volunteered to host the entire event virtually with the Kelley School. With only a few weeks of lead time, he managed to design an online conference format that was a great success and serves as a model for many other conferences. Craig was a wonderful colleague who cared greatly for his coworkers, his students, and for the profession. He spoke fondly of his family, of the Kelley School of Business, and of UCLA, where he earned his PhD. The SFS is better for his involvement these past nine years, and we will miss him greatly.