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Telfer Conference on Corporate Finance and Banking Wealthier

Deadline: May 2, 2024,

Date & Time


Telfer School of Management
Desmarais Building
DMS 12102, 12th floor
55 Laurier Avenue East
Ottawa, Ontario  K1N 6N5


Kathy Cunningham


Paid underground parking is available in the Desmarais Building.

Deadline: May 2, 2024,

The Telfer School of Management is pleased to be hosting the second annual Telfer Conference on Corporate Finance and Banking.

This conference, which will be held on May 10, 2024, will have leading finance scholars from Canada, the US and the UK, presenting their high-impact research papers studying important issues in corporate finance and banking, such as corporate social responsibilities, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, traditional banks versus Fintech, among others.

It will be a one day conference with two sessions, where 6 papers will be presented. 

The morning begins at 8:30 am - coffee, snacks and networking.

Welcome note from Telfer's Vice Dean Reseach Silvia Bonaccio - 8:50 am

The following speakers will be presenting their papers:

Session 1 - 9:00 am: Micah Officer, Professor of Finance at Loyola Marymount University

  • Micah is an expert in mergers and acquisitions(M&A) and investments.

Session 2 - 9:50 am: Fred Bereskin, Associate Professor and Richard G. Miller Professor of Finance, Robert J. Trulaske, Sr. College of Business, University of Missouri

  • Dr. Fred Bereskin’s research focuses on empirical corporate finance. 

Session 3 - 10:40 am: Yiming Qian, Professor and Toscano Family Chair in Finance, University of Connecticut

  • Yiming’s research focuses on varying topics in corporate finance, including initial public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, behavioral finance, and emerging markets.

Lunch and Informal Discussion with PhD students - 11:45 am to 1:15 pm

Session 4 - 1:15 pm: Arman EshraghiProfessor of Finance and Investment, Deputy Head of Section for Research, Impact and Innovation, Cardiff Business School (online presentation)

  • Arman's research spans across investments, behavioral finance, corporate finance and financial technology, among other interests.

Session 5 - 2:05 pm: Ting Xu, Assistant Professor of Finance at the University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management

  • Ting's research focuses on entrepreneurial finance, innovation, labor and productivity.

Session 6 - 2:55 pm: Selim Topaloglu, Associate Professor and RBC Fellow of Finance, Smith School of Business, Queen's University

  • Dr. Topaloglu’s research interests include trading behavior of individuals and institutions, initial public offerings, and analyst behavior.

Concluding Remarks - 3:45 pm to 4:15 pm


  • Conference registration deadline: May 1, 2024 (Limited spots available)
  • Conference date: May 10, 2024

Organizing Committee

Harshit RajaiyaAssistant Professor of Finance

Ali AkyolAssociate Professor of Finance

Shantanu DuttaTelfer Fellow in Global Finance, Full Professor of Finance

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