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SFS Cavalcade

“The Society for Financial Studies (SFS) Finance Cavalcade conference is the best large finance conference according to the subsequent publication rates in TOP3 finance journals.”

–Sebastian J. Reinartz and Daniel Urban, 2017, Finance conference quality and publication success: A conference ranking, Journal of Empirical Finance 42, 155-174.


The SFS Cavalcade is a 2.5-3.0 day conference covering all areas of finance. The format is 55 minutes per paper with eight-to-eleven parallel sessions. Our goal is to provide a setting that produces the kind of in-depth participation of a smaller conference while accommodating the variety of papers of a larger one. The SFS Cavalcade conference is a joint project of the Review of Financial Studies, the Review of Corporate Finance Studies, and the Review of Asset Pricing Studies.

Upcoming Cavalcades

2020 SFS Cavalcade North America: TBA

2019 SFS Cavalcade Asia-Pacific: TBA

2019 SFS Cavalcade North America: May 20-23, hosted by the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University

2018 SFS Cavalcade Asia-Pacific: December 12-15, hosted by INSEAD, NUS Business School, and ABFER Singapore

2018 SFS Cavalcade North America: May 21-24, hosted by Yale University

Cavalcade Chairs

Cavalcade Asia-Pacific Chairs

Cavalcade North America Chairs

Past Cavalcades

2017 SFS Cavalcade Asia-Pacific: Dec 13-15, hosted by the PBC School of Finance, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

2017 SFS Cavalcade North America: May 15-18, hosted by the Financial Markets Research Center at the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University

2016 SFS Cavalcade: May 15-18, hosted by the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto

2015 SFS Cavalcade: May 17-20, hosted by the Scheller College of Business at Georgia Tech

2014 SFS Cavalcade: May 18-21, hosted by Georgetown University

2013 SFS Cavalcade: May 13-May 16, hosted by The University of Miami

2012 SFS Cavalcade: May 21-May 25, hosted by The University of Virginia

2011 SFS Cavalcade: May 23-May 27, hosted by The Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan with Financial Support from the Mitsui Life Financial Research Center