2018 Consortium on Trading Strategies and Institutional Investing


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

Submission Deadline: Friday, 20 October 2017

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

The Consortium is geared toward European finance faculty currently working on research in institutional investing, trading strategies, and related topics. The Consortium is co-funded 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.

Consortium Goals

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  • Present high quality new and unpublished research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

Format and Participation

The consortium will be focused, with 5-6 high quality papers, discussants, and a limited number of other researchers. The program will also include a presentation by keynote speaker. Participants will be exempted from paying the registration fee and will be invited to a conference networking dinner. One night’s accommodation will be covered for presenters.

Application and Selection Process

The submission fee is $25 USD (member) and $35 USD (non-member). Papers must be received by Friday, 20 October 2017. Decision notices will be sent by 17 November.

Submit your paper.

Applications to present current research will be selected on a competitive basis, with priority given to European finance faculty who have been awarded their doctorate within the last five years. Criteria will include the nature of the research problem, implications of the proposed research, the quality of the research design, and the expected contribution of the research to the literature.

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