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Finance Seminars

The Discipline of Finance seminar organiser is Andrew Ainsworth

Seminars will typically be held 11:00am - 12:00pm on Fridays.

Upcoming Seminars


26th Aug 2016 - 11:00 am

Venue: Room 5050, Abercrombie Building (H70)

Speaker: David Solomon, University of Southern California

Title: The Dividend Disconnect

Abstract: We show that investors trade as if they consider dividends and capital gains as separate and largely unrelated quantities. A number of "returns-based" trading patterns, such as the disposition effect, are driven by price changes, with dividends being largely ignored. Mutual funds and institutions rarely reinvest dividends into the stocks from which they came, but instead purchase other stocks. This leads to predictable marketwide price increases on days of large dividend payouts, driven primarily by stocks other than those paying dividends. Major market indices, including the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average, do not reinvest dividends, leading to predictable drops when their constituent stocks go ex-dividend. Markets fail to price these effects on index ex-days newspaper articles about financial markets become predictably more negative, and betas on Fama-French portfolios track market price changes much morethan market dividends.


2nd Sep 2016 - 11:00 am

Venue: TBC

Speaker: Bart Frijns, Auckland University of Technology

Title: Herding in analysts’ recommendations: the role of the media


9th Sep 2016 - 11:00 am

Venue: TBC

Speaker: Daniel Andrei, UCLA

Title: What Do Investors Learn about in an Economy with Long-Run Risk?


16th Sep 2016 - 11:00 am

Venue: TBC

Speaker: Hui Chen, MIT

Title: TBC


23rd Sep 2016 - 11:00 am

Venue: TBC

Speaker: Jun Li, University of Texas, Dallas

Title: Explaining momentum and value simultaneously


7th Oct 2016 - 11:00 am

Venue: TBC

Speaker: Jane Luo, University of Adelaide

Title: Short seller’s view on better employee treatment


14th Oct 2016 - 11:00 am

Venue: TBC

Speaker: Pradeep Yadav, University of Oklahoma

Title: TBC


21st Oct 2016 - 11:00 am

Venue: TBC

Speaker: Henk Berkman, University of Auckland

Title: Personal Trading by Brokers, Analysts and Fund Managers


28th Oct 2016 - 11:00 am

Venue: TBC

Speaker: Tony Cookson, University of Colorado

Title: A text-based analysis of corporate innovation


3rd Nov 2016 - 11:00 am

Venue: TBC

Speaker: Mark Grinblatt, UCLA

Title: Style and skill: Hedge funds, mutual funds and momentum


4th Nov 2016 - 11:00 am

Venue: TBC

Speaker: Dafginn Rime, BI Norwegian Business School

Title: TBC