The 3rd International Conference of the Financial Engineering and Banking Society (FEBS) took place on 6th-7th-8th of June, 2013 at the ESCP Europe Paris campus. The 2013 Conference was organised by the Laboratory of Excellence for Financial Regulation (LabExRéFi), under the auspices of the FEBS.
The event provided an excellent platform for researchers and practitioners to hear the about new research, share some key insights and discuss a wide range of topics related to financial regulation, financial engineering, bank governance and systemic risk.
The conference was truly international. We had 290 participants from 37 countries across Europe, the Middle East, Asia-Pacific and the Americas. Papers were presented by 225 people from the most prestigious business and academic institutions, contributing to a highly stimulating and thought-provoking event.
Dr. Kostas Andriosopoulos, Executive Director of the Research Centre for Energy Management (RCEM) at ESCP Europe Business School, UK, Edouard Husson, Dean of ESCP Europe Business School, Christian de Boissieu, University Paris 1 Panthéon - Sorbonne, France & President of the LabExRéFi Scientific Committee, Constantin Zopounidis, Chairman of FEBS, Technical University of Crete, Greece & Audencia Group, School of Management, Nantes, France and Franck Bancel, ESCP Europe Business School, France & Director of the LabExRéFi executive committee welcomed participants and delivered the opening remarks.
The RCEM is pleased to announce the following key facts of our successful event:
- Professor Ike Mathur received an honorary award from ESCP Europe for his long-standing research contribution in the fields of banking and finance
- Professor Darrell Duffie received the annual honorary award for his outstanding contributions in the field of finance from the Financial Engineering and Banking Society (FEBS)
- The LabEx-ReFi best paper prize of €1,500 was announced during the conference dinner on 6th June, 2013. The recipients wereEric Jondeau, University of Lausanne, Robert Engle, New York University and Michael Rockinger, University of Lausanne for their paper"Systemic Risk in Europe"
- The Journal of Banking and Finance (JBF)will publish a special issue on "Financial Regulation and Systemic Risk", under the guest editorship of Kostas Andriosopoulos, Franck Bancel, Alexis Collomb, and Raphael Douady, using papers presented at the FEBS/ LabEx ReFi 2013 Conference. Further papers for this special issue may be submitted through EES between 22nd July and 30th August 2013. For more information please visit: www.rcem.eu/febs2013/jbf
Further information about the International Journal of Financial Engineering and Risk Management and its latest Special Issue on "New Facets of Old Risk: A Quantitative Approach" is available at the following link.
On 6th June, attendees enjoyed an exceptional evening out to exalt an outstanding first day of the event. Participants cruised and dined on River Seine. Dr. Raphael Douady, CNRS and University Paris 1 Panthéon - Sorbonne, Riskdata announced the best conference paper award.
During the cruise dinner, Professor Darrell Duffie, recipient of the FEBS honorary award for his outstanding contributions in the field of finance delivered his keynote speech.
The Gala Dinner was held at the Hôtel Potocki on 7thJune. Professor Ike Mathur, recipient of the ESCP Europe honorary award for his outstanding achievements in the fields of banking and Finance delivered his keynote speech.
On 8thJune, Dr. Kostas Andriosopoulos, Executive Director of the Research Centre for Energy Management (RCEM) at ESCP Europe Business School, UK, Michael Doumpos, Technical University of Crete, Greece and Vice-President of FEBS and Franck Bancel, ESCP Europe Business School, France & Director of the LabExRéFi thanked attendees and delivered the closing remarks.