• 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.

Edward Altman

New York University. (United States)

Edward I. Altman is the Max L. Heine Professor of Finance, Emeritus at the Stern School of Business, New York University. He is the Director of Research in Credit and Debt Markets at the NYU Salomon Center for the Study of Financial Institutions. Prior to serving in his present position, Professor Altman chaired the Stern School's MBA Program for 12 years. Dr. Altman was named to the Max L. Heine endowed professorship at Stern in 1988 and his Emeritus status in September 2015.

Dr. Altman was born and raised in New York City and attended N.Y.C. public schools and the City College of New York, graduating with a BA degree in Economics in 1963. He then went on to pursue a MBA and Ph.D. in Finance from UCLA?s School of Business, receiving the Doctorate in 1967, the same year he married his wife, Elaine Karalus. In 1973, their son, Gregory, was born in Paris, France, where Professor Altman was serving as a Visiting Professor of Finance at Hautes Etudes Commerciales from 1971-early 1973. Dr. Altman returned to France in 1976 and taught a Ph.D. seminar at the University of Paris-Dauphine (Paris IX). Subsequent to his French University experiences, he has been a Visiting Professor in Rio de Janeiro (PUC), Madrid (CEMFI), Naples (Partenope), Sydney (UNSW, Macquarie), Perth (UWA), and Milan (Bocconi).

Dr. Altman has an international reputation as an expert on corporate bankruptcy, high yield bonds, distressed debt and credit risk analysis. He is the creator of the world famous Altman-Z-Score model for bankruptcy prediction of companies globally. He was named Laureate 1984 by the Hautes Etudes Commerciales Foundation in Paris for his accumulated works on corporate distress prediction models and procedures for firm financial rehabilitation and awarded the Graham & Dodd Scroll for 1985 by the Financial Analysts Federation for his work on Default Rates on High Yield Corporate Debt and was named "Profesor Honorario" by the University of Buenos Aires in 1996 and ?Honorary Doctorate? from Lund University (Sweden) in 2011 and the Warsaw School of Economics (Poland) in 2015. He was an advisor to the Centrale dei Bilanci in Italy and to several foreign central banks. Professor Altman is also the Chairman of the Academic Advisory Council of the Turnaround Management Association. He was inducted into the Fixed Income Analysts Society Hall of Fame in 2001, President of the Financial Management Association (2003) and a FMA Fellow in 2004 and was amongst the inaugural inductees into the Turnaround Management Association?s Hall of Fame in 2008. In 2005, Prof. Altman was named one of the ?100 Most Influential People in Finance? by the Treasury & Risk Management magazine.

Professor Altman was one of the founders (1977) and an Executive Editor of the international publication, the Journal of Banking and Finance and Advisory Editor of the publisher series, the John Wiley Frontiers in Finance Series. He was the Co-founder of the International network of Graduate Business Students Exchange Program, now known as PIM, started in 1973.

He is a member of the Academic Advisory Board and an Associate Editor of many academic journals including the Journal of Management and Financial Services (Warsaw), Journal of Credit Risk (London), International Journal of Banking, Accounting & Finance (UK), Revista Mexicana de Economia y Finanzas (Mexico), and Risk & Decision Analysis (Netherlands), as well as the co-founder and coordinator of the International Risk Management Conference (annually since 2008).

He has published or edited two-dozen books and over 160 articles in scholarly finance, accounting and economic journals. He was the editor of the Handbook of Corporate Finance and the Handbook of Financial Markets and Institutions and the author of a number of recent books, including his most recent works on Bankruptcy, Credit Risk and High Yield Junk Bonds (2002), Recovery Risk (2005), Corporate Financial Distress & Bankruptcy (4 th ed., 2019) and Managing Credit Risk (2 nd ed. 2008). His work has appeared in many languages including Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese and Spanish.

Dr. Altman's primary areas of research include bankruptcy analysis and prediction, credit and lending policies, risk management and regulation in banking, corporate finance and capital markets. He has been a consultant to several government agencies, major financial and accounting institutions and industrial companies and has lectured to executives in North America, South America, Europe, Australia-New Zealand, Asia and Africa. He has testified before the U.S. Congress, the New York State Senate and several other government and regulatory organizations and is a Director and a member of the Board of Trustees and Advisory Boards of a number of corporate, publishing, academic and financial institutions, including Franklin Mutual Series and Alternative Investment Funds, Golub Capital, SREI Capital, ESG Portfolio Management, Alpha Fixe in Montreal and a Senior Advisor to Classis Capital in Milan, Italy and Wiserfunding, Ltd. in London.

Dr. Altman is Chairman Emeritus of the InterSchool Orchestras of New York, a founding member of the Board of Trustees of the Museum of American Finance, and a patron of the Pershing Square Signature Theatre Group.


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

Social activities

Gala Dinner - Arcadia Restaurant

The Arcadia restaurant is a very central place in the nineteenth-century Galleria Subalpina characterized by a large and spectacular hall with high vaults supported by stone columns. It has been active since 1987. In the menu of Italian cuisine, dishes inspired by the territory prevail with two cards, one of meat and one of fish.

Adress: Galleria Subalpina, 16, 10123 Torino TO, Itália Price per person: 60 euros Note: Due to COVID restrictions the maximum number of people that can attend the event is 130. Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis and registration will close when we reach 130 seats.

Walking Tour - Turin Historical Area

Restaurant of Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania
?Valdov? r?m? restoranas ?


price per person: 57 euros


Venue Information

  • University of Turin - School Of Management and Economics
    Corso Unione Sovietica, 218 bis, 10134 Torino TO, Itália

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