October 27, 2017
Second Annual Regional Research Symposium
at Villanova University's Bartley Hall
The “Philly Five” Regional Finance Conference is being co-sponsored by Drexel University, Lehigh University, Temple University, University of Delaware and Villanova University. The conference features four completed research papers presented seminar style and six mini presentations of “early ideas” with preliminary findings.
December 5, 2017
Challenges Facing Asset Management Panel
at Thomson Reuters
Lehigh’s Center for Financial Services (CFS) is hosting a conference in New York City to explore the robust topic of “Challenges Facing Asset Management.” The event will feature an expert panel who will discuss various areas of asset management, including ETFs, active vs. passive investing, and the increasing role of technology such as robo-advisors. The conference is being co-sponsored by the Center for Financial Services Advisory Board, The Lehigh Wall Street Council, and Thomson Reuters.
May 4-5, 2017
ANNUAL CONFERENCE ON FINANCIAL MARKET REGULATION
The SEC, CFS at Lehigh University, Center for Financial Policy at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, and CFA Institute jointly hosted the Fourth Annual Conference on Financial Market Regulation. The conference brought together participants from academia, industry and the SEC for an exchange of views on topics of relevance to the Commission. The Fourth Annual Conference on Financial Market Regulation eJournal is now available to all SSRN subscribers at no charge and contains abstracts of the conference papers with links to the full text in the SSRN eLibrary.
March 21, 2017
IEX CEO, Brad Katsuyama, speaks at Lehigh in Baker Hall
The talk was hosted by the Center for Financial Services at the College of Business and Economics, Lehigh’s Visiting Lecturers Committee and the Zoellner Arts Center.
While working as an equities trader at the Royal Bank of Canada, Brad Katsuyama noticed that when he tried to buy stocks for his clients, the offers vanished from his computer screen before he could complete the transaction, as if someone was watching him. And the stock prices went up.
In his quest to find out why, Katsuyama, the subject of Michael Lewis’ best seller Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt, discovered that high-frequency traders using computer algorithms can take advantage of their speed and proximity to stock exchanges to front run his trades. His concern that the market was ripping off investors compelled him to quit his high-paying job and start his own stock exchange, IEX. Despite strong opposition from incumbent exchanges—“Why Wall Street hates this man” read the headline on a USA Today article—IEX won approval from the Securities and Exchange Commission in June 2016. Katsuyama brought his “David among Goliaths” story to Lehigh, detailing his efforts to restore balance and trust to the market. Read more about this event here.
February 16, 2017
Unintended Consequences of Financial Services Panel at Thomson Reuters
Lehigh’s Center for Financial Services (CFS) hosted a conference in New York in February that brought together financial experts to explore the timely topic of “Unintended Consequences of Financial Services Reform.” The conference was sponsored by Thomson Reuters, The Lehigh Wall Street Council, and the Center for Financial Services Advisory Board.
Seth Finkel ’80, managing director of Neuberger Berman Wealth Management and a member of the Center for Financial Services Advisory Board, moderated the discussion among panelists:
- Mark Flannery, Bank of American Eminent Scholar Chair in Finance, University of Florida
- Hester Peirce, senior research fellow, Mercatus Center of George Mason University
- Jay Baris, partner Morrison & Foerster
- Mark Winer, senior advisor to The Oakleaf Group
November 18, 2016
First Annual Research Symposium at Drexel’s LeBow College
The research symposium was co-sponsored by Drexel University, Lehigh University, Temple University and the University of Delaware. The conference featured four completed research papers presented seminar style and six mini presentations of “early ideas” with preliminary findings. It was a day of networking and research discussion.
May 12 – 13, 2016
Third Annual Conference on Financial Market Regulation at the SEC
The SEC, CFA Institute, Center for Financial Services at Lehigh University, and Center for Financial Policy at the Robert H. Smith School of Business jointly hosted the third annual conference on the regulation of financial markets. The goal of the conference was to bring together participants from academia, industry and the SEC for an exchange of views on topics of relevance to the Commission.
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