2014 Financial Market Symposium

The University at Albany’s Inaugural Financial Market Symposium: Hedge Funds and Regulation

Finance Department, School of Business

Friday, September 19, 2014

8:00 – 8:15 Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:15 – 8:30 Welcome Remarks: Donald Siegel, Dean, School of Business, University at Albany

8:30 – 9:30 Keynote Speech: “Liquidity Spillovers in Hedge Funds”, Vikas Agarwal, Professor of Finance, Georgia State University

9:45 – 11:00 Session 1: “Hedge Fund Boards” by C. P. Clifford, J. A. Ellis and W. C. Gerken
Presenter: Jesse Ellis, Assistant Professor of Finance, North Carolina State University
Discussant: Louis Piccotti, Assistant Professor of Finance, University at Albany

11:00 –11:15 Coffee Break

11:15 – 12:30 Session 2: “Hedge Fund Activism: Learning From Experience” by N. Boyston, L. Ma, and R. Mooradian Presenter: Linlin Ma, Assistant Professor of Finance, Northeastern University
Discussant: Pengfei Ye, Assistant Professor of Finance, RPI

12:30 – 1:30 Lunch

1:30 – 2:45 Session 3: “Hedge Funds and Discretionary Liquidity Restrictions” by A. Aiken, C. P. Clifford and J. Ellis Presenter: Chris Clifford, Assistant Professor of Finance, University of Kentucky Discussant: Yvonne Wang, Assistant Professor of Finance, University at Albany

2:45 – 3:00 Coffee Break

3:00 – 4:15 Session 4: “Are Hedge Funds Registered in Delaware Different?” by D. Cumming, N. Dai and S. Johan Presenter: Na Dai, Associate Professor of Finance, University at Albany Discussant: David McCaffrey, Distinguished Teaching Professor, University at Albany

4:15 – 4:30 Concluding Remarks: Hany Shawky, Professor of Finance and Associate Dean, University at Albany

BB151, School of Business, 1400 Washington Avenue, Albany NY 12222

Contact: Sally Mills 518-956-8322 or smills@albany.edu