International Conference on Banking and Finance 2012, Organized by TAPMI

International Conference for Banking and Finance 2012

International Conference on Banking and Finance 2012 was organised by TAPMI at Bangalore from 9th August to 11th August 2012 in hotel The Atria. It was a privilege to host Dr. Jay Ritter as chief guest at the conference. Dr. Jay Ritter is Cordell Professor of Finance at the College of Business Administration, University of Florida. He writes extensively for The Journal of Finance and other financial journals, and has contributed chapters on IPOs to several books. He is a leading academic authority on the market for newly issued stock. He has previously served on the faculties of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, the University of Michigan, and the University of Illinois and was a visiting professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He was introduced by Prof. S R Vishwanath

The conference saw a confluence of pre-eminent faculties from across the world present their select research papers on various topics spanning across banking and finance. Prof. Raghavendra Rau, who holds the Sir Evelyn de Rothschild chair at the Judge Business School, Cambridge University, bagged the award for best paper for his research work on “Initial Public Debt Offerings”. Prof. Vijaya Marisetty who is an Associate Professor and the head of finance group at the RMIT University’s School of Economics, Finance and Marketing, too received the award for best paper for his notable work on “Private Placements to Owner Managers: Theory and Evidence”. Prof. Shantaram Hegde, a professor of finance at University of Connecticut, School of Business who specializes in corporate finance, market microstructure and risk management was awarded as the best reviewer.

Narahari Hansoge’s notable work in the field of “Economic Transition and the Value of Business Group Affiliation: Evidence from the Indian Market” won him the award of best paper in doctoral student category.

Details of the presentations

Presenter About the presenter Title of the presentation
P. Raghavendra Rau Professor Rau holds the Sir Evelyn de Rothschild chair at the Judge Business School, Cambridge University. He has taught at a number of universities around the world, including Purdue University, the University of California at Los Angeles and most recently, the University of California at Berkeley.  He is the Co-Editor of Financial Management, and an Associate Editor of the International Review of Finance and the Quarterly Journal of Finance. Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice: What are successful directors made of?
Shantaram P. Hegde Shantaram Hegde is a professor of finance at University of Connecticut, School of Business. He specializes in corporate finance, market microstructure and risk management. He has taught at University of Notre Dame, Michigan, and Wayne State, and was a visiting scholar at Yale School of Management during 1996-1997. Corporate Governance and Risk-Taking: Evidence from M&As
Narahari Hansoge Narahari Hansoge is doctoral student in the finance area at IIM, Bangalore. His thesis is on Business Groups. His research and teaching interests are in Corporate Finance and Corporate Governance. He has an MBA from IIM, Ahmedabad and is a Chartered Accountant Economic Transition and the Value of Business Group Affiliation: Evidence from the Indian Market
P.V. Viswanath P V Viswanath is Professor of Finance at Pace University’s Lubin School of Business. He has published extensively in many top tier journals like the Journal of Finance, JFQA, Financial Management, etc. Dividend Policies of Exporting Firms in India
Vijaya Marisetty Vijaya Marisetty is an Associate Professor and the head of finance group at the RMIT University’s School of Economics, Finance and Marketing. His research has appeared in Journal of Banking, Journal of Financial Markets, Pacific Basin Finance Journal and other journals. Private Placements to Owner Managers: Theory and Evidence
Anand Srinivasan Anand Srinivasan is an Associate Professor and the head of the finance department at the National University of Singapore. His research has appeared in leading journals like the Journal of Finance, Review of Financial Studies, JFQA and Journal of Financial Economics. The bright side of lending by state owned banks: Evidencefrom Japan 
Puneet Verma Dr Puneet Verma is the Adviser in charge at the Reserve Bank of India at Lucknow. he was earlier a Research Officer and Research Fellow at RBI. He undertakes research of interest to the bank to guide the policy and operations of the bank. Comparative Performance of Different Bank Groups fromthe Era of Global Recession
Ghassen Bouslama Ghassen Bouslama is a professor at the Reims Management School, France. He specializes in Banking and Islamic Finance. Changes in Organizational Architecture and Small Business Lending Policy: The Case of Bank Acquisitions
David Feldman David Feldman is a professor of finance at the Australian School of Business. His research has appeared in the Journal of Finance, JFQA, Review of Finance, European Financial Management and other journals. His research interest is in asset pricing and derivatives. Linear Beta Pricing with Inefficient Benchmarks
Chinmoy Ghosh Chinmoy Ghosh is the Gladstein Professor of Business and Innovation at the University of Connecticut’s School of Business. He is also the Head of the Department of Finance.  He has written over forty articles in academic journals including Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Financial Research, Journal of Risk and Insurance, Real Estate Economics, and Journal of Real Estate Economics and Finance. Corporate Governance and Acquirer Stock Returns: Evidence from the Banking Industry
Saumya Ranjan Dash Saumya Ranjan Dash is a doctoral program student at IIT Kharagpur. His research interests are in asset pricing. Does Sentiment Risk Persist as Priced Risk Factor? A Multi Factor Approach for Stock Return
Harri Ramcharran Harri Ramcharran is a professor of finance at the College of Business Administration, University of Akron, USA. He has published extensively in many journals including the Emerging Markets Review, Emerging Markets Quarterly, Energy Economics, and Multinational Business Review. His interest is in emerging markets. Stock price determination in Emerging Equity Markets: A study of the Jamaican Stock Market
Velmurugan P S Velmurugan P. is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Commerce, Pondicherry University. He was a Fulbright-Nehru Post-Doctoral Research Fellow atthe Arkansas State University during 2011-2012. His research interest is in the pricing of derivatives. Agricultural Commodity Price Spikes since 2006: A New Look at the Efficiency of U.S. Futures Markets
Latha Shanker Latha Shanker is a professor of finance at Concordia University. She was a Research Associate at the Centre for the Study of Futures Markets at Columbia University, and has held a faculty position in Finance at McMaster University. Her publications include articles in The Journal of Banking and Finance, the European Journal of Operational Research, The Journal of Multinational Financial Management, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Futures Markets, and Journal of Financial Research,. Her current research interests are futures, options, banking and risk management. Adequate Speculation, Excessive Speculation and Crude Oil Futures Price Volatility
Kushankur Dey Kushankur dey is an Assistant Professor at TAPMI. He is a Fellow of IRMA. His research interests are in futures markets. Investigation of Informational Efficiency of India’s Coffee Futures
P. Raghavendra Rau Professor Rau holds the Sir Evelyn de Rothschild chair at the Judge Business School, Cambridge University. He has taught at a number of universities around the world, including Purdue University, the University of California at Los Angeles and most recently, the University of California at Berkeley.  He is the Co-Editor of Financial Management, and an Associate Editor of the International Review of Finance and the Quarterly Journal of Finance. Initial Public Debt Offerings
Vishwanath S R Vishwanath S R is an Associate Professor of finance at the T A Pai Management Institute. He is also the chairman of the Center for Research in Banking and Finance. His current papers examine the role of certification in financial markets. The Value of Unaffiliated Analyst Recommendations before the IPO: Evidence from Indian IPOs
Amit Bubna Amit Bubna is an Assistant Professor at the Indian School of Business. His papers have appeared in the Journal of Financial Intermediation, Review of Finance and Research in Finance. Venture Capital Communities
Vijaya Marisetty Vijaya Marisetty is an Associate Professor and the head of finance group at the RMIT University’s School of Economics, Finance and Marketing. His research has appeared in Journal of Banking, Journal of Financial Markets, Pacific Basin Finance Journal and other journals. The Impact of Capping Commissions: Evidence from a Natural Experiment In the Indian Mutual Funds Market
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