• World Finance Conference
    Cyprus,July 30th-August 2nd, 2024

World Finance Conference

  • Location

    Cyprus, Nicosia
  • Date

    July 30th-August 2nd, 2024

About the Conference


Program Proceeding online

Keynote Speakers

Raghavendra Rau

Cambridge Judge Business School - University of Cambridge (United Kingdom)

Sir Evelyn de Rothschild Professor of Finance at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School. I have taught at a number of universities around the world, including the Institut d´Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences PO), Purdue University, the University of California at Los Angeles and the University of California at Berkeley. I was also Principal at Barclays Global Investors, then the largest asset manager in the world, in San Francisco from 2008-2009. I have been a past president of the European Finance Association, an Associate Editor of the Journal of Banking and Finance, International Review of Finance and the Quarterly Journal of Finance, and a past editor of Financial Management. My 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. I won the Ig Nobel Prize in Management in 2015, a prize awarded for research that makes people laugh, and then think. 

Hans Degryse

Ku Leuven (Belgium)

Hans Degryse is Professor of Finance at the Department of Accountancy, Finance and Insurance of the KU Leuven. He is a research fellow at the CEPR, CESIfo, the European Banking Center (EBC), SUERF, and TILEC. Before joining Leuven in 2012, he was professor of finance at Tilburg University. His research focuses on financial intermediation, including empirical banking as well as theoretical and empirical market microstructure. He has published in many journals including the American Economic Review, Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, Management Science, Review of Finance, Journal of Financial Intermediation, and the Economic Journal, and it has been presented in leading international conferences such as the American Finance Association, the Western Finance Association, the European Finance Association, and the Financial Intermediation Research Society. He co-authored, with Moshe Kim and Steven Ongena, the graduate textbook Microeconometrics of Banking: Methods, Applications and Results published by Oxford University Press. He is currently an associate editor of the International Review of Finance, the Journal of Banking and Finance, and the Journal of Financial Stability. In the past he served as an associate editor for the Review of Finance.


Accountig & Finance
The British Accounting Review
International Journal of Emerging Markets
Journal of Accounting Literature
International Journal of Managerial Finance
Pacific-Basin Finance Journal
Journal of Futures Markets


Instructions for Paper Submission:

Only Full Papers: Professor Robert Faff from Bond University Business School will coordinate and lead another SHARK TANK event at WFC2024. Here are the key points:

  o    Targeting HIGH QUALITY seasoned papers presented at the WFC2024 conference.

  o    Papers will undergo a fast-tracked review for publication at a participating journal.

  o    Pre-conference paper reviews will follow the SHARK TANK process (details available at this link).

Participating Journals:

  o Accounting & Finance (Wiley - Impact Factor 2.6)

  o British Accounting Review (Elsevier - Impact Factor 5.1)

  o International Journal of Emerging Markets (Emerald - Impact Factor 2.4)

  o International Journal of Managerial Finance (Emerald - Impact Factor 1.7)

  o Journal of Accounting Literature (Emerald - Impact Factor 5.6)

  o Journal of Futures Markets (Wiley - Impact Factor 1.9)

  o Pacific-Basin Finance Journal (Elsevier - Impact Factor 4.6)

How do I initiate my nomination for the WFC2024 SHARK TANK event. ?The initial nomination for the Shark Tank is simple. At the time of your WFC2024 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 and select this option.
What are all the steps and conditions involved in the WFC2024 SHARK TANK event. Details of the series of steps and conditions are described in the guidelines and information sheet available at the following link: https://bit.ly/45yaSu6

Instructions for Paper Submission:

1.   Click on the following link: Submit. If you already have an account on our platform, proceed to step 2. Otherwise, please sign up and provide your personal information.
2.   Sign In or Sign Up: If you have an existing account, simply sign in. Otherwise, create a new account by signing up and entering your personal details.
3.   Submission Process: Once logged in, select the option to Submit a Paper from the menu.
4.   Selecting Topics: During the submission process, indicate the topics of your paper. Additionally, you MUST SELECT the option SHARK TANK at the end of the list. It is crucial to select not only the Shark Tank option but also other topics from the list because if the paper is not accepted for this session, it can be accepted to integrate another normal session of the conference. The conference has only 4 special sessions of Shark Tank with 4 papers each one.
5.   Upload Your Paper: Finally, upload your paper. Please ensure that you provide two versions: one with the names of the authors and another without for blind review purposes.
Professor Robert Faff from Bond University will again coordinate and lead a pre-registered proposals stream at WFC2024. The pre-registration process focuses on accepting proposed projects based on great ideas, highly capable expert research teams who employ frontier techniques that deliver credible and reliable knowledge. Put simply, pre-registered proposal presenters will strive to convince the journal editor to sponsor their yet-to-be-executed research toward future publication in Pacific-Basin Finance Journal (PBFJ). This stream of WFC2024 will be based on a carefully designed process described in the guidelines and information sheet available at the following link: https://bit.ly/47zuTCm
For further information & inquiries regarding either of these special WFC2024 events (i.e., either Shark Tank or Proposals), please email Professor Faff directly: rfaff@bond.edu.au