Desmarais Global Finance Research Centre



JUNE 4-5, 2009

The Desmarais Global Finance Research Centre and the Institut de Finance Mathématique de Montréal (IFM2) are pleased to announce The Fourth Biennial McGill Conference on Global Asset Management to be held in Montreal on June 4-5, 2009 at the Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University in Montreal, Canada. The conference will bring together leading academics and members of the investment banking industry to focus on new issues in global capital markets. The keynote speaker is Campbell R. Harvey, J. Paul Sticht Professor of International Business at the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University, a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and the Editor of The Journal of Finance.

Desmarais Global Finance Research Centre

The Centre strives to support and catalyze a nexus of dynamic research initiatives organized around numerous unifying themes. Global Financial Markets, Asset Valuation, Corporate Finance and Funds Management, Derivatives and Risk Management are areas with important implications for finance activity in domestic, global, private and public, profit and not for profit, small and large firms. The emergence of Montreal as an International Centre, the entry of NASDAQ in Montreal, the development of the Institut de Finance Mathématique de Montréal and the increasing importance of issues related to stakeholder value in corporate finance have had a major impact on the research activities of the Centre. What sets apart the Desmarais Global Finance Centre (DGFC) from the existing Centres/Institutes is the emphasis on exchange of knowledge between academia and the financial community. The resulting interactions will benefit all participants.

The Centre seeks to promote advances in knowledge about domestic and international financial markets and improvements in the financial efficiency of corporations. This mission is fulfilled by developing research programs which address current issues confronting investors and organizations operating in a rapidly changing financial environment.The Centre provides a dynamic environment for the development of faculty and Ph.D. students in finance. It also constitutes a focal point for practitioners and academicians by organizing seminars and conferences on issues of interest in financial economics.

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