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Speakers

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Olivier Accominotti

Assistant Professor in Economic History, London School of Economics

Olivier Accominotti is Assistant Professor of Economic History at the London School of Economics and CEPR research affiliate. He holds a PhD in Economics from Sciences Po Paris and was previously a postdoctoral fellow at Princeton University, a Fulbright scholar at the University of California, Berkeley and a visiting researcher at the European University Institute. Olivier's research interests are in economic history and international finance. His current projects focus on currency markets and the propagation of financial crises during the Great Depression.

Jan Annaert

Professor of Finance, University of Antwerp

Jan Annaert is Professor of Finance at the University of Antwerp and the Antwerp Management School. He is head of SCOB, a research centre devoted to the study of Belgian financial markets in a historical context. Previously, he was affiliated to Erasmus University Rotterdam, Ghent University and Vlerick Business School. He has published articles in Cliometrica, Explorations in Economic History, Journal of Banking and Finance, Review of Finance and several other journals. He is an independent director of several mutual funds and financial institutions. Jan holds a PhD in Applied Economics from the University of Antwerp.

Frans Buelens

Professor of Accountancy and Finance, University of Antwerp

Frans Buelens is senior researcher at the University of Antwerp, where he obtained his PhD in Applied Economics. During the last decades he was responsible for the development of the SCOB database that has digitised the Brussels stock exchange from 1832 onwards and currently supervises the digitisation of the Antwerp stock exchange. His areas of interest are in the field of finance and financial economic history. He published books and articles on such issues as the Belgian Congo, the Belgian railway companies, the early history of the stock exchange and stock returns for Brussels Stock exchange quoted companies.

Carsten Burhop

Professor of Economic History, University of Vienna

Before joining the Institute for Economic and Social History and the University of Vienna, Carsten Burhop was Professor for Economic and Business History at the University of Cologne (2010-13). His research focuses on the history of corporate governance, financial markets & institutions and innovation.

David Chambers

Reader in Finance, University of Cambridge

David Chambers joined the University of Oxford in 2005 as a post-doctoral research fellow. Since 2008, he has been at the University of Cambridge where he currently holds a JM Keynes Fellowship. He visited Harvard Business School in 2012 as the Thomas McCraw Fellow. Prior to returning to full-time education in 2001, he worked for 20 years in investment banking at Barings, Hotchkis & Wiley and Merrill Lynch. His PhD is from the London School of Economics.

D'Maris Coffman

Senior Lecturer, University College London

D'Maris Coffman is Senior Lecturer in Economics of the Built Environment at the Bartlett School of Construction and Project Management, UCL. Her research areas include infrastructure finance, macroeconomics, behavioural economics and finance, and economic and financial history. She was previously the Director of Centre for Financial History, based at Newnham College, Cambridge. She trained in managerial and financial economics at the Wharton School before undertaking her MA and PhD in History at the University of Pennsylvania.

Elroy Dimson

Chairman, Newton Centre for Endowment Asset Management, Cambridge Judge Business School

Elroy Dimson chairs the Centre for Endowment Asset Management, Cambridge Judge Business School, and is Emeritus Professor at London Business School. A past president of the European Finance Association, he is on the Steering Committee of the Financial Economists' Roundtable. Publications include Triumph of the Optimists, Endowment Asset Management, The Global Investment Returns Yearbook, and many articles. His research won the James Vertin award, the Moskowitz prize, and the Bernstein Fabozzi/Jacobs Levy award. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, Honorary Fellow of CFA UK and the Institute of Actuaries, and holds a PhD from London Business School.

Charley Ellis

Founder, Greenwich Associates

Charles Ellis serves as a consultant on investing to large institutional investors, government organisations and wealthy families. His professional career centered on three decades with Greenwich Associates, the international strategy consulting firm he founded in 1972. The author of 17 books, and he has written over 100 articles for business and professional journals.

Caroline Fohlin

Research Professor, Department of Economics, Johns Hopkins University

Caroline Fohlin is Distinguished Visiting Professor of Economics at Emory University and Research Professor of Economics at Johns Hopkins University. She earned a PhD in economics from the University of California Berkeley and a Bachelor of Science in mathematics and quantitative economics from Tufts University. She has published extensively on the history of financial markets, institutions, and systems, including two monographs, Finance Capitalism and Germany's Rise to Industrial Power, and Mobilizing Money: How the World's Richest Nations Financed Industrial Growth - both with Cambridge University Press. She has recently completed the first comprehensive, high-frequency transaction and quote database for the NYSE for the period 1900-1925, with linkage to the CRSP database.

Will Goetzmann

Edwin J. Beinecke Professor of Finance and Management Studies, Yale School of Management

William Goetzmann is the Edwin J. Beinecke Professor of Finance and Management Studies and the Director of the International Center for Finance at the Yale School of Management, where he has been since 1994. He is an expert on a diverse range of assets, including stocks, bonds, mutual funds, hedge funds, real estate and art. His research topics include asset pricing, the equity risk premium, arbitrage strategies, selecting investment managers, global investing and financial history. His work has been featured in most of the major financial news publications and his academic research has been published in all of the major academic finance journals. His current work focuses on endowments, financial history, operational risk, securitisation, credit risk and behavioural finance.

Leslie Hannah

Professor of Economic History, London School of Economics

Leslie Hannah lives in Tokyo and specialises in global corporate and financial history of the twentieth century. He is a visiting professor at Cardiff Business School and the London School of Economics, where he was formerly Pro-Director.

Antti Ilmanen

Managing Director at AQR Capital Management (Europe)

Antti Ilmanen, a Principal at AQR, manages the Portfolio Solutions Group. Before AQR, Antti spent seven years as a senior portfolio manager at Brevan Howard and a decade in a variety of roles at Salomon Brothers/Citigroup. He began his career as a central bank portfolio manager in Finland. Antti earned a PhD in finance from the University of Chicago and MSc degrees in economics and law from the University of Helsinki. He has advised many institutional investors, including Norway's Government Pension Fund Global. Antti has published extensively in finance and investment journals as well as a book Expected Returns (2011).

Harold James

Claude and Lore Kelly Professor in European Studies, Princeton University

Harold James is Professor of History and International Affairs and the Claude and Lore Kelly Professor of European Studies at Princeton University. He was educated at the University of Cambridge. His books include International Monetary Cooperation Since Bretton Woods (1996), The Creation and Destruction of Value: The Globalization Cycle (2009), and Making the European Monetary Union (2012). In 2004 he was awarded the Helmut Schmidt Prize for Economic History, and in 2005 the Ludwig Erhard Prize for writing about economics. He has an honorary doctorate from the University of Lucerne, and writes regularly for Project Syndicate.

Joost Jonker

Assistant Professor, University of Utrecht

Joost Jonker studied economic and social history at the Amsterdam Free University. He worked at the Institute for Netherlands History (The Hague) and Stratagem Strategic Research (Amsterdam and Leiden) before starting in 1997 as a researcher at Utrecht University. In 1999 he became lecturer in Economic and Social History at the UU and in 2008 Associate Professor. Since January 2012 he occupies the NEHA Chair in Business History at Amsterdam University. His research interests have gradually widened and now encompass financial and business history from the 16th century to the present.

Paul Marsh

Emeritus Professor of Finance, London Business School

Paul Marsh is Emeritus Professor of Finance, London Business School. He is co-author of Triumph of the Optimists and of the Credit Suisse Global Investment Returns Yearbook, now in its 15th edition, which provides an annual update to Triumph documenting long-run historical returns on stocks, bonds, bills, inflation and currencies in 23 countries since 1900. In addition to long run investment returns, Paul's research spans asset management, corporate finance, and smaller company investment, and has been published in Journal of Business, Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Portfolio Management, Harvard Business Review and other journals and books.

Larry Neal

Professor Emeritus of Economics, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Larry Neal is Emeritus Professor of Economics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. He is Co-editor of the two-volume Cambridge History of Capitalism (2014), and The History of Financial Crises, 4 vols. (Routledge 2014), his books include The Rise of Financial Capitalism: International Capital Markets in the Age of Reason (Cambridge, 1990), 'I Am Not Master of Events': The Speculations of John Law and Lord Londonderry in the Mississippi and South Sea Bubbles (Yale UP 2012), and A Concise History of International Finance: From Babylon to Bernanke (Cambridge 2015).

Dunchan Needham

Director, Centre for Financial History, University of Cambridge

Roger Otten

Assistant Professor of Finance, Maastricht University

Roger Otten is an Assistant Professor of Finance at Maastricht University in the Netherlands. His main research topics include mutual funds and socially responsible investing (SRI). His work on SRI was awarded with the 2002 Moskowitz prize for outstanding research in SRI. Roger has been published in various academic journals such as Journal of Banking and Finance, European Financial Management, Managerial Finance, Accounting & Finance, Pacific Basin Finance Journal and Journal of Asset Management. He holds both a PhD and MSc in finance from Maastricht University. In addition to his academic affiliation he is employed at Philips Pension fund in The Netherlands. One of his main responsibilities is advising on the funds SRI policy and seeing to the implementation of it in the various asset classes the fund invests in.

Barbara Petitt

Head of Journal Publications, CFA Institute

Prior to joining CFA Institute, Barbara held faculty positions at Thunderbird School of Global Management in the US, Bournemouth University in the UK, and SKEMA Business School in France. She also served as the director of Online Studies for the MSc in Management programmes for the partnership between Laureate Online Education and the University of Liverpool Management School. She is co-author of a book entitled Valuation for Mergers and Acquisition, as well as several articles in French and English peer-reviewed publications.

Angelo Riva

Professor of Finance, EBS, Paris

Angelo Riva teaches finance at the European Business School where he is Dean of Research and Director of the Research for the Department of Finance. He is on the faculty of the Paris School of Economics. He is the Scientific Manager for the Data for Financial History (DFIH) project whose purpose is to build a complete historical database for the French Stock Exchanges from the early nineteenth to the twentieth centuries. Angelo Riva is specialist in financial and monetary history and he has published extensively on the history of Italian and French financial markets.

Geert Rouwenhorst

Robert B. and Candice J. Haas Professor of Corporate Finance, Yale School of Management

Geert Rouwenhorst specialises in empirical finance and asset pricing. His research interests include risk and return in international equity markets, commodity investments, and the history of financial innovation. He has held visiting positions at MIT and the IMF. His co-edited book The Origins of Value: the Financial Innovations that Created Modern Capital Markets surveys key historical innovations in the field of finance, and was named a book of the year by Barron's and the Economist.

Janette Rutterford

Professor of Financial Management, The Open University

Janette is Professor of Financial Management of the Open University Business School. Until recently, she was Head of the Centre for Financial Management and is an active member of the senior staff. Prior to joining the OU, Janette worked at Credit Lyonnais as a gilts analyst, taught finance at the London School of Economics, and worked in corporate finance at N.M. Rothschild & Sons.

Laurence Siegel

Gary P. Brinson Director of Research at the Research Foundation of CFA Institute

Laurence Siegel is research director of the Research Foundation of CFA Institute and an independent consultant. Previously he was director of research in the Investment Division of the Ford Foundation, as well as a managing director of Ibbotson Associates, which he helped to establish in 1979. He chairs the investment committee of the Trust for Civil Society in Central and Eastern Europe, and served on the investment committee of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. Larry is a member of the editorial boards of the Financial Analysts Journal, the Journal of Portfolio Management, and the Journal of Investing, and serves on the board of directors and program committee of the Q Group (Institute for Quantitative Research in Finance). Larry holds a BA and MBA from the University of Chicago.

Christophe Spaenjers

Assistant Professor of Finance, HEC Paris

Christophe Spaenjers is an Assistant Professor of Finance at HEC Paris. He received his PhD from Tilburg University in 2011. His research interests include alternative investments, investor behaviour, household finance, and financial history. He has published in journals such as the Journal of Financial Economics, American Economic Review (Papers and Proceedings), Management Science, and Financial Analysts Journal. He teaches on the MBA programmes at HEC Paris.

Mike Staunton

London Business School

Mike Staunton is Director of the London Share Price Database, a research resource of London Business School, where he produces the London Business School Risk Measurement Service. Dr Staunton is co-author with Mary Jackson of Advanced Modelling in Finance Using Excel and VBA, published by Wiley and writes a regular column for Wilmott magazine.