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.

Robert Marquez Joining the RCFS Team

Robert Marquez

We are pleased to announce that Robert Marquez is joining RCFS as an editor. Robert is a professor of finance at University of California, Davis. He is an expert in banking and corporate finance and is currently an associate editor at Management Science. His first day will be July 1, 2021.

Announcing the Next Executive Editor of RAPS

Zhiguo He

We are very pleased to announce that Zhiguo He has agreed to serve as the next Executive Editor of RAPS. He will serve as a RAPS editor starting on July 1, 2021, and will begin as the executive editor on  January 1, 2022. Zhiguo is the Fuji Bank and Heller Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Previously Zhiguo was an Associate Editor of the Review of Financial Studies. A more complete bio and his publications can be found on his 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.

RAPS Keynote Speaker

The RAPS Cavalcade Keynote will be Eugene Fama (University of Chicago). This very special keynote will consist entirely of questions and answers.  Please email your questions to Jeffrey Pontiff. The keynote will take place on Wednesday, May 26, 2021, from 3:45-4:30pm.