• World Finance Conference
    Turin, August 1st-3rd, 2022
    August 1st-3rd, 2022 - Turin, Italy

World Finance Conference

  • Location

    University of Turin - School of Management and Economics
  • Date

    1st-3rd, August 2022

About the Conference


Program Proceeding online

Keynote Speakers

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.

Lin Peng

Visiting Professor and the Director of Research at the University of Cambridge's Faculty of Economics and a Fellow at Darwin College (United Kingdom)

Professor Lin Peng is a visiting Professor and the Director of Research at the University of Cambridge's Faculty of Economics and a Fellow at Darwin College. She is also the Krell Chair Professor in Finance at Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College, the City University of New York (on leave). Professor Peng has taught investment analysis, fixed income analysis, market microstructure, and financial market frictions at the undergraduate, MBA, and doctoral levels.

Professor Pengs diverse research interest covers the area of behavioral finance, social networks, FinTech, market structure, and ESG and corporate governance. She has examined optimal executive compensation design with price manipulation, the effects of investors? limited attention on asset prices, the role of liquidity and liquidity shocks, and the impact of market structure and the role of financial intermediaries on price efficiency and liquidity. Her research has been published in leading economics and finance journals including American Economic Review, Journal of Finance, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Review of Finance, Journal of Financial Intermediation, and Journal of Financial Markets. Her paper on executive compensation and earnings manipulation was published as the lead article by the Journal of Finance. Her research has won Best Paper Awards at the International Conference on Smart Finance and the Chinese Finance Association Meetings.

Prof. Peng is an associate editor for the Journal of Empirical Finance and Financial Management, and an editorial board member of the Financial Management Association Survey and Synthesis Series. She has presented her papers at numerous conferences and academic institutions. She is a recipient of many research grants and awards, which include the UNPRI research grant, Eugene-Lang junior faculty research fellowship, the Institute for Quantitative Research in Finance Research Award, Professional Staff Congress ? City University of New York Research Award, and Wasserman Summer Research Award. She won many faculty recognition awards for research and teaching excellence. Her work has been featured by media outlets such as Reuters and Institutional Investor.

Professor Peng holds an M.S. from Wesleyan University and a Ph.D. in Finance from Duke University. She was a visiting professor at Columbia University, Princeton University, Peking University, Rutgers University, and University of International Business and Economics.


Pacific-Basin Finance Journal
International Journal of Managerial Finance
Accounting & Finance
International Journal of Emerging markets


Following on from the highly successful inaugural SHARK TANK event at the World Finance Conference 2019 in Santiago, and on the online edition at WFC2021, Professor Robert Faff from Bond University Business School will co-ordinate and lead a new SHARK TANK event at the WFC2022 in Turin.


The key focus of this event:

-Targeting HIGH QUALITY seasoned papers presented at the WFC2022 conference;

- Papers to go through a fast-tracked review for publication at a participating journal;

- The reviews will be based on the SHARK TANK process (as described in the information sheet available at the link shown below).


Which journals are involved in the WFC2022 SHARK TANK event?

The final set of journals involved in the WFC2022 SHARK TANK event is still being finalized, but will definitely include the Pacific-Basin Finance Journal (Elsevier - Impact Factor 2.382). More details of the full set of Sharks will be publicized soon.


How do I initiate my nomination for the WFC2022 SHARK TANK event?

The initial nomination for the Shark Tank is simple. At the time of your WFC2022 paper submission, you need to explicitly request that your paper be considered for the SHARK TANK event.  To do this, when you are asked to choose the Topic(s) of your paper, please also scroll to the end of the topic list where you will find an option for "Shark Tank". Please also select this option.  


What are all the steps and conditions involved in the WFC2022 SHARK TANK event?Details of the series of steps and conditions are described in the guidelines and information sheet available at the following link:



Further Information & Enquiries

For updated SHARK TANK information consult Twitter: @FaffRobert searching #wfc2022sharktank

For any clarifications/queries regarding the SHARK TANK event, please email Professor Faff directly: rfaff@bond.edu.au


Which journals are involved in the WFC2022 SHARK TANK event

The currently signed-up journals are:

International Journal of Emerging Markets  ( Emerald - Imapct Factor 2.488)

* Pacific-Basin Finance Journal (Elsevier - Impact Factor 2.382)

* Accounting and Finance ( Wiley - Impact Factor 2.942).

* ABACUS ( Wiley - Impact Factor 2.378)

* International Journal of Managerial Finance  ( Emerald - Scopus)