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2011 News Archive

October 6, 2011:

Michael Roberts will step down as editor at the end of 2011 since he is taking up an editorial position at the Journal of Finance. All our thanks go to Michael for his invaluable help in starting the Review. We will miss him. At the same time, we are very pleased to announce that Effi Benmelech joins the editorial board as editor. Welcome aboard!

June 30, 2011:

Photos from the 2011 SFS Finance Cavalcade are now available here.

July 18, 2011

The 2012 SFS Finance Cavalcade Call For Papers

Submission Deadline September 15, 2011

Submissions Accepted Starting August 1.

June 16, 2011:

A Call for Bids for the 2013 SFS Finance Cavalcade

Bids should be sent by September 1, 2011.

The Society for Financial Studies is seeking bids to cohost the 2013 Finance Cavalcade. This conference is a joint project of the Review of Financial Studies, the Review of Corporate Finance Studies, and the Review of Asset Pricing Studies.

The SFS Finance Cavalcade is a five day conference covering all areas of finance. This year’s format featured an hour per paper and two 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. We currently expect the 2013 Cavalcade to take place in the late spring or early summer.

At a minimum, bids must include information about
•  Available classroom facilities
•  Available hotel facilities
•  Ability to sponsor some or all meals, including breakfasts, lunches and dinners
•  Ability to sponsor printing and other participant handouts
•  Local logistical support

If you are interested in either submitting a proposal or obtaining additional information contact Wayne Ferson, Paolo Fulghieri, or David Hirshleifer.

May 20, 2011:

The Society for Financial Studies Annual Meeting will take place on June 21 at 5pm at the La Fonda on the Plaza hotel (100 E. San Francisco St.) at the Western Finance Association meetings in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  At the meeting, the membership will vote on two issues.  First, there will be an election of officers for the SFS.  The nominating committee has proposed Kenneth Singleton for President and Matthew Spiegel for Vice President.  Second, there will be an election of editors for the Review of Financial Studies.  David Hirshleifer has been nominated for Executive Editor. This notice is in accordance with our by-laws which require notification to our membership of upcoming votes.

January 25, 2011:

The 2011 SFS Finance Cavalcade will be held on May 23-27, 2011 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Register by May 9 to receive the early registration fee of $60.

September 22, 2010:

We introduce the Fast-Track Review Option: Authors wishing a fast turnaround can submit a paper under the Fast-Track option; the submission fee is $1,000. This guarantees a two-week turnaround time or you will be refunded. The journal’s Fast-track referees will receive $800 for a fast, high quality referee report. For details see Submission/Review Policy.

September 14, 2010:

The SFS is pleased to announce the hosts for the 2011 and 2012 Finance Cavalcade! The University of Michigan at Ann Arbor has kindly agreed to host the 2011 conference and the University of Virginia the 2012 conference.

Everyone associated with the SFS has been heartened by the number of bids that we received and the enthusiasm the profession has shown for this endeavor. We are sure this will translate in a very successful meeting next year and the years to come. For those interested in hosting future Finance Cavalcades next summer we hope to solicit bids for the 2013 conference.

August 13, 2010:

The RCFS is pleased to welcome our newest assistant editor Erin Schwartz! We are confident she will do an excellent job and wish her every success as she starts her new position.