June 10 - 12, 2022 | Portsmouth, United Kingdom

11th International Conference of the Financial Engineering and Banking Society


The 11th International Conference of the Financial Engineering and Banking Society (FEBS) is jointly organized by the Portsmouth Business School (University of Portsmouth, UK) and the Montpellier Business School (France).

The conference will take place during 10 - 12 June 2022.

It will be hosted by the Portsmouth Business School, which is located in the centre of the city of Portsmouth, in South-East England, approximately 100km south-west of London, easily accessible via train, coach, or car/taxi.

The conference will be under the auspices of the Centre for Innovative and Sustainable Finance (University of Portsmouth, UK) and the Social and Sustainable Finance Chair (Montpellier Business School, France).


Conference theme

The special theme of this year’s conference is “Climate change, regulatory responses, and sustainable finance”.

 However, the conference aims to provide a forum for debate among researchers and policy makers from around the world on recent developments in all aspects of banking and finance. Therefore, topics of interest, although not limited to the ones below are:

  • Bank management: risk management, internal control, corporate governance & remuneration reforms, mergers and acquisitions, bankruptcy, efficiency and performance, etc.
  • Corporate Finance: capital structure, dividend policy, mergers and acquisitions, IPOs, share repurchases,
  • Corporate Governance: board of directors, remuneration, shareholder voting, corporate governance regulations, etc.
  • Financial Markets: stock markets, bond markets, mutual funds, globalization and integration, asset pricing, market volatility, behavioural finance, exchange rate markets, commodities markets, etc.
  • Financial Engineering: arbitrage trading, pricing of options and derivatives, technology and algorithmic finance, risk management and analytics, etc.
  • Financial Regulation and Monetary policy: Basel framework, macro-prudential regulation; monetary policy strategy under uncertainty; unconventional types of monetary policy, law and finance, the role of committees in setting monetary policy, financial reporting regulations, etc.   
  • Financial Stability: Competition, liquidity, pro-cyclicality; risk assessment (systemic; individual institutions); financial crises and resolution, etc.
  • FinTech: Crowdfunding, blockchain and cryptocurrencies, LendTech, machine learning and big data, PayTech, robo-advisors
  • Institutional Environment: formal institutions (e.g. rule and law) and informal institutions (e.g. culture) and their impact on firm outcomes
  • Sustainable Finance: Climate risk, ESG strategies, green bonds, social and green banking, microfinance, cooperative and mutual finance, central banks’ green finance policies, policy making initiatives (e.g. European Commission’s Action Plan: Financing Sustainable Growth)
  • Real Estate Markets: house pricing & housing bubbles, property derivatives, real estate returns, real estate markets and the macroeconomy, etc.

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