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September 2020

Joel Peress – INSEAD

25 September 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Zoom

We propose a novel theory and supporting empirical evidence that lower long term interest rates (e.g., due to “quantitative easing”) can harm informational and allocative efficiency. We develop a rational expectations equilibrium model in which the interest rate is determined endogenously and utilized by investors to update their beliefs. Interest…

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Zhaohui Chen – McIntire – Brown Bag Series

28 September 2020 @ 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm
Zoom

Financial Innovation with Endogenous Experimentation Zhaohui Chen, Alan Morrisson, and William Wilhelm We present a model in which a long-lived bank endogenously learns about the environment for financial innovation through experimentation on its clients. When the bank has superior knowledge of the state of the world facing its clients, it…

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October 2020

Felipe Saffie – Darden – Brown Bag Series

8 October 2020 @ 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm
Zoom

Exchange Rates and Endogenous Productivity Nils Gornemann, Pablo Guerron-Quintana, and Felipe Saffie September 15, 2020 Abstract Real exchange rates (RERs) display sizable fluctuations not only over the business cycle,but also at lower frequencies, resulting in large and persistent swings over decades—facts that many business cycle models struggle to match. We…

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Paul Gompers – Harvard Business School

9 October 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Zoom

Venture Capitalists Decisions and COVID-19 Paul Gompers, Will Gornall, Steven N. Kaplan, and Ilya A. Strebulaev August 2020 Abstract We survey over 1,000 institutional and corporate venture capitalists (VCs) at more than 900 different firms to learn how their decisions and investments have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. We…

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Justin Hopkins – Darden – Brown Bag Series

12 October 2020 @ 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm
Zoom

Title: Corporate Counsel as Information Intermediaries: Survey Evidence Description: We plan to conduct a survey of corporate counsel. Before sending it out, we’d like to get some feedback on the questions we are planning to ask. In particular, which questions would be interesting to an academic audience. Our survey is…

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Jennie Bai – Georgetown

16 October 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Zoom

cross-asset-information-synergy_BAI Title: Cross-Asset Information Synergy in Mutual Fund Families  

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David Smith – McIntire – Brown Bag Series

19 October 2020 @ 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm
Zoom

"Corporate Capital Raising during the COVID Crisis" with Greg Nini and Edie Hotchkiss

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Diane Del Guercio – Oregon

23 October 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Zoom

How have passive managers fared in the era of the dramatic rise of passive investing? DGT Passive management 10-17-20

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Ting Xu – Darden – Brown Bag Series

26 October 2020 @ 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm
Zoom

"Flight to Safety: How Economic Downturns Affect Talent Flows to Startups", with Shai Bernstein and Richard Townsend

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UVIC 2020 – the rise of ESG investing

30 October 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Register Here This year, via Zoom, the University of Virginia Investing Conference (UVIC) focuses attention  in the role of ESG investing. We will provide an array of diverse, well-reasoned ideas and views on this vitally important, yet challenging, topic. The investment world is rapidly moving towards one in which individual…

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Antoinette Schoar – MIT, Sloan School of Management

30 October 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Zoom

The Role of Government and Private Institutions in Credit Cycles in the U.S. Mortgage Market Manuel Adelino, W. Ben McCartney, and Antoinette Schoar August 3, 2020 Abstract The distribution of combined loan-to-value ratios (CLTVs) for purchase mortgages has been remarkably stable in the U.S. over the last 25 years. But…

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November 2020

Alex Edmans – LBS – Mayo Center for Asset Management Virtual Seminar Series

6 November 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Zoom

Speaker: Alex Edmans, Professor of Finance at London Business School, and author of Grow the Pie: How Great Companies Deliver both Purpose and Profit Topic: Responsible Investing: What Is It, Does It Work, and How To Do It? Details and registration to be posted soon at https://www.darden.virginia.edu/mayo-center/events/virtual-speaker-series

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Andrey Malenko – Michigan

13 November 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Zoom

Corporate governance in the presence of active and passive delegated investment - CMM

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Rich Evans – Darden – Brown Bag Series

16 November 2020 @ 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm

The Loan Fee Anomaly: A Short Seller's Best Ideas Joseph Engelberg, Richard B. Evans, Gregory Leonard, Adam V. Reed, & Matthew C. Ringgenberg Abstract We find that equity loan fees are the best predictor of cross-sectional returns. When compared to 102 other anomalies, the loan fee anomaly has the highest…

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December 2020

Will Dobbie – Harvard Kennedy

4 December 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Zoom
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