Mutual Funds, Hedge Funds and Factor Investing Conference

The Centre for Financial Econometrics, Asset Markets and Macroeconomic Policy (EMP) and the Department of Accounting and Finance at Lancaster University Management School invites submissions on all topics related to institutional investors, empirical asset pricing and investments. The potential topics include but not limited to:


•             Selecting Mutual Funds

•             Mutual Fund Flows

•             Market Mispricing

•             ESG and Sustainable Investments

•             The Role of ETFs in Capital Markets

•             Informed Trading

•             Hedge Fund Investments 


We are honoured to have Professor Susan Christoffersen (University of Toronto), Professor Elroy Dimson (University of Cambridge), and Professor Russ Wermers (University of Maryland) as keynote speakers. We celebrate their important contributions to the areas of mutual funds, hedge funds, responsible investing, and the role of financial institutions in capital markets.



The deadline for paper submissions is midnight GMT Friday March 22, 2019. Papers should be submitted in electronic format (pdf) via email to, with the heading “Mutual Funds Conference”. Please include your contact information and affiliation.


For more information, please contact Teresa B Aldren by email, or visit



Chelsea Yaqiong Yao, George Jiaguo Wang, and Ingmar Nolte


Scientific Committee:

Vikas Agarwal, Georgia State University 

George Aragon, Arizona State University

Pedro Barroso, University of New South Wales

Michael Brennan, University of California, Los Angeles

Stephen Brown, NYU Stern School of Business and Monash Business School

Susan Christoffersen, University of Toronto 

Elroy Dimson, University of Cambridge

Michael Gallmeyer, University of Virginia 

Bruce Grundy, University of Melbourne

Dong Lou, London School of Economics

Anthony Lynch, NYU Stern School of Business

Spencer Martin, University of Melbourne

Tao Shu, University of Georgia  

Baolian Wang, University of Florida 

Russ Wermers, University of Maryland 

Tong Yao, University of Iowa

Hong Zhang, Tsinghua University

Shaojun Zhang, Ohio State University

Mingming Zhou, University of Colorado


We hope that you can join us in June 2019 in delightful summer Lancaster.


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