Matt Spiegel’s Presidential Term Ends

The SFS is thankful to Matt Spiegel, who is concluding his term as President today. Matt has been SFS President since 2014. His history with the SFS and its journals is extensive. Matt served as SFS Vice President from 2011-2014 and as the Executive Editor of the Review of Financial Studies from 2005-2011. He is responsible for founding the SFS Cavalcade conference, which just hosted its seventh conference and is expanding this year to include an Asia-Pacific edition.

Matt’s work with the SFS and its journals will have a lasting effect on the profession. The Society for Financial Studies sincerely thanks Matt for his dedicated service.

Matt Spiegel at Cavalcade North America 2017. Photo courtesy of Financial Markets Research Center at Vanderbilt. Credit: Chad Driver Productions.

Submission Period for SFS Cavalcade Asia-Pacific 2017 is Now Open!

The SFS Cavalcade Asia-Pacific 2017 submission period is now open. To submit, please visit Cavalcade Asia-Pacific 2017. The deadline for submissions is July 20, 2017. Click here to view the Call for Papers.

Dual Submission: The Cavalcade features dual submission with The Review of Asset Pricing Studies and The Review of Corporate Finance Studies.

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

Winners of the Cavalcade Best Paper Awards

The winners of the Cavalcade Best Paper Awards were announced at the Awards Reception at SFS Cavalcade North America. We are pleased to now share the winners:

Cavalcade Best Paper in Corporate Finance
“Import Competition and Household Debt”
Jean-Noel Barrot, Erik Loualiche, Matthew Plosser, Julien Sauvagnat
Prize: $1000

Cavalcade Best Paper in Asset Pricing
“Risk Preferences and The Macro Announcement Premium”
Hengjie Ai and Ravi Bandal
Prize: $1000

The Arthur Warga Award for Best Paper in Fixed Income
“ETF Arbitrage under Liquidity Mismatch”
by Kevin Pan and Yao Zeng
Prize: $1300

Congratulations to all our award winners!

SFS Council Updates

SFS President Matt Spiegel’s term is ending on June 30. Current SFS Vice President Laura Starks will be the new President. Josef Zechner will be the new Vice President.

In addition, the SFS welcomes the following new Councilors: Renee Adams, Allaudeen Hameed, Tarun Ramadorai, and Karin Thorburn.

We thank our retiring Councilors: Alex Butler and Amy Dittmar.

All changes are effective July 1, 2017.

Announcement for Referees and Authors re: Check Payments

Beginning January 24, we are putting our check payments temporarily on hold for all three journals. This is due to both staff leave and updates being made to our bank accounts. During this time, referee payments and author refunds will not be sent out. We will resume sending payments June 1, 2017. If you complete a referee report or receive a refund credit during this time, it will be noted and the check can be processed when our payments recommence.

We apologize for any inconvenience.