2018 Consortium on Trading Strategies and Institutional Investing


Tuesday, 6 February 2018
Cambridge’s Judge Business School
Cambridge, England

Presented by University College Cork (UCC) and Financial Management Association International (FMA), the consortium is sponsored by the Cambridge Endowment for Research in Finance (CERF). 

The Consortium Coordinators are Mark Hutchinson, Head of the Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems (AFIS) and Co-Director of the Centre for Investment Research, University College Cork; Mark Mulcahy, Senior Lecturer, University College Cork; and Pedro Saffi, University Lecturer, University of Cambridge and Fellow, Cambridge Endowment for Research in Finance (CERF). Distinguished members of the finance profession, and practitioners will provide feedback to presenters and discuss issues in institutional investing as well as aspects of academic publishing and career development.

The consortium will be focused, with 5-6 high quality papers, discussants, and a limited number of other researchers.  The goals of the consortium are to provide a forum to:

  • Present high quality new and unpublished research
  • Bring together younger scholars working in institutional investing, trading strategies, and related topics and help them benefit from engaging with each other and gaining exposure to more senior faculty


Nonmembers & Members: $60 USD

Note: Presenters and discussants are exempt from paying the registration fee and are invited to a consortium networking dinner. One night’s accommodation will be covered for presenters.

Click here to register.

Consortium Program

Keynote Speaker

Tim JenkinsonTim Jenkinson
Professor of Finance
University of Oxford

Tim Jenkinson is Professor of Finance at the Said Business School. One of the leading authorities on private equity, IPOs, and institutional asset management, Tim is renowned for his ability to collect critical, previously inaccessible, data by building strong links with institutional investors, banks and other players in the financial industry. His research is widely quoted and has been published in the top academic journals.

He is Director of the Private Equity Institute, Oxford, and is one of the founders of the Private Equity Research Consortium. Tim is a renowned teacher and presenter, and teaches executive courses on private equity, entrepreneurial finance, and valuation. He is a frequent keynote speaker at practitioner conferences and his research has recently been awarded the 2016 Harry Markowitz Prize (for his work on Private Equity returns), the 2015 Commonfund Prize (for the paper with the most relevance to institutional investors) and a 2014 Brattle Group Prize (awarded by the American Finance Association for the best research on corporate finance). He is also a Professorial Fellow at Keble College, University of Oxford and a Research Associate of the European Corporate Governance Institute.

Accepted Authors

Best Paper Awards

The authors of the best papers from the consortium will be invited to present their papers on special sessions at the 2018 FMA European Conference in Kristiansand, Norway (13 - 15 June 2018).

Past Consortium Programs

  • View the program from the 2017 Consortium on Institutional Investing and Hedge Funds
  • View the program from the 2015 Consortium on Activist Investors, Corporate Governance and Hedge Funds
  • View the program from the 2014 Consortium on Research in Hedge Funds, Trading Strategies & Related Topics

About the Cambridge Endowment for Research in Finance (CERF)

Cambridge Endowment for Research in Finance (CERF) was established in 2001 and is "devoted to the furtherance of research and study into all aspects of finance, financial institutions, and financial markets, and their relationship with the performance of the economy."

CERF is currently funding a variety of initiatives in the University of Cambridge ranging from research grants, studentships, postdocs, fellowships, visiting academics, conferences and seminars.