• World Finance Conference
    Malta, September 4th-6th, 2020

World Finance Conference

  • Location

  • Date

    September 4th-6th-2020







About the Conference


Program Proceeding online

Keynote Speakers

Raghavendra Rau

Cambridge Judge Business School (United Kingdom)

Raghavendra Rau is the Sir Evelyn de Rothschild Professor of Finance at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School. He is co-founder and Academic Director of the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance. His research focuses on how market participants acquire and use information. He is a past president of the European Finance Association, and a past editor of Financial Management. He serves on numerous academic editorial boards including the Journal of Corporate Finance, and the Journal of Banking and Finance. Besides the University of Cambridge, Raghu has taught at universities around the world, including the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences PO), Paris-Dauphine, the University of Luxembourg, Purdue University, the University of California at Los Angeles, and the University of California at Berkeley. Raghu was Principal at Barclays Global Investors, then the largest asset manager in the world, in San Francisco from 2008-2009. His research has frequently been covered by the popular press including the New York Times, the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Economist, among others. In 2015, he also won the Ig Nobel prize in Management, an award given to research that makes people laugh, and then think about it.

Theo Vermaelen

INSEAD (France)

Theo Vermaelen is a Professor of Finance, the UBS Chair in Investment Banking, endowed in honour of Henry Grunfeld, and and the chair of the Finance Area at INSEAD. He teaches in the MBA, PhD and Executive Education programmes and is an Academic Director of the Advanced International Corporate Finance programme. He is a graduate from the Department of Applied Economics at the Catholic University of Leuven (Commercial Engineer) and obtained his MBA and PhD in Finance from the Graduate School of Business, University of Chicago.

Professor Vermaelen has taught at the University of British Columbia, the Catholic University of Leuven, the London Business School, UCLA and the University of Chicago. He has published articles on corporate finance and investments in leading academic journals including the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, and the Journal of Banking and Finance. He serves as a co-editor of the Journal of Empirical Finance, an associate editor of the Journal of Corporate Finance and the European Financial Review, and an advisory editor of Teaching and Case Abstracts. 

Professor Vermaelen is a consultant to various corporations and government agencies and a Programme Director of the Amsterdam Institute of Finance.


Journal of Financial Stability

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Venue Information

  • University of Malta (Valletta Campus)
    Old University Building, St Paul Street or Merchants Street - Valletta Malta ( The building has 2 entrances)

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