• World Finance Banking Symposium
    Dubai, December 14th-15th, 2016
    University of Dubai, United Arab Emirates

World Finance Banking Symposium

  • Location

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Date

    14th-15th, December







About the Conference


Program Proceeding online

Keynote Speakers

Marcin Kacperczyk

Imperial College of London (United Kingdom)

Marcin Kacperczyk is a Professor of Finance at Imperial College London. He is also a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research and Associate Editor at the Review of Financial Studies. His research interests focus on institutional investors, empirical asset pricing, mutual funds, socially responsible investing, and behavioral finance. His research has been published in leading academic and practitioner journals, inlcuding the Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, and the Review of Financial Studies. Two of his papers have been nominated for the Smith Breeden Prize, and one received the Sprangler Award for the best paper published in the Review of Finance. His research has been covered extensively in print and electronic media, including The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Bloomberg, USA Today, New York Times, Forbes, BusinessWeek, CNN, and CNBC. He earned his MA in Banking and Finance from the Warsaw School of Economics, Poland, and his PhD in Finance from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Prior to joining Imperial, he was an Assistant Professor of Finance at the New York University Stern School of Business and the University of British Columbia Sauder School of Business.

Vikrant Vig

London Business School (United Kingdom)

Prof. Vikrant Vig is London Business School Term Chair Professor of Finance. Dr Vikrant Vig`s research interests lie in the area of financial contracting and include: financial intermediation, firm choice of optimal debt structure, corporate governance, and law and finance. His current research focuses on the sub-prime mortgage market in the US where he investigates how securitisation affects the incentives of different agents in the supply-chain of credit. Vikrant has won several awards for his research on Securitisation. In 2008, his paper titled "Did Securitisation Lead to Lax Screening: Evidence from Subprime Loans", won the best paper award at the European Finance Association meetings. The paper also won several other awards, such as the Mitsui Best Paper Award at the University of Michigan conference. Dr Vig`s research on securitisation was cited in a number of congressional hearings in the US on the optimal policy response to the current housing crisis. More recently, his paper on the effect of labour regulations on capital structure, won the best paper award at the European Finance Association 2010 meetings. At the London Business School, Vikrant teaches the Investments (core) course to full-time Masters in Finance students and a specialised Financial Economics course to PhD students. In 2009 and 2011, Vikrant was the runner-up for the best teaching award in the Masters in Finance programme.

Social activities

Desert Safari

Desert Safari is very special famous and must to do tour in Dubai in which you have an unforgettable real desert safari drive adventure. The University of Dubai offers this amazing experience to all the participiants of conference.


Venue Information

  • University of Dubai
  • Dubai safari
  • Orchid Vue Hotel
    1a Street Bur Dubai P.O. box is 185170 Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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