UTS Investment conference this week


The University of Technology Sydney (UTS) this week presents its annual conference for investment practitioners and academics, highlighting heavyweight international speakers on policy and investment theory. It’s the conference formerly known as the ‘Paul Woolley Centre’ conference.

Paul Woolley, who is based at the London School of Economics, ended his subsidy for the Sydney event, which has been run by Professor Ron Bird since inception more than 10 years ago. Bird, who is attached to UTS, as well as the University of Otago in NZ, is continuing the popular conference. It takes place at the UTS campus, September 28-29. To check eligibility for an invitation, contact: Lesley.parker@uts.edu.au

Speakers this year include researchers from the US Federal Reserve, the IMF, the Reserve Bank of Australia and the Reserve Bank of NZ. Leading international financial researcher Michael Brennan (UCLA), will be a keynote speaker.

Topics include bank stress testing, governance and transparency, CEO overconfidence and corporate debt, along with papers such as:

  • News, Noise, and Private Information: What moves stock prices?
  • Does Unconventional Monetary Policy Lead to Lower Lending Standards?
  • Sensation Seeking, Sports Cars, and Hedge Funds
  • When Gambling for Resurrection is Too Risky (Insurance)
  • Do Hedge Funds Add Value? and
  • Uncertainty, Reputation and Analyst Coverage.

See program and other details