6th International Conference of the Financial Engineering and Banking Society
Franklin Allen is the Executive Director of the Brevan Howard Centre and Professor of Finance and Economics at Imperial College London. He is on leave from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania where he is the Nippon Life Professor of Finance and Professor of Economics. He has been on the faculty there since 1980. He is Co-Director of the Wharton Financial Institutions Center. He was formerly Vice Dean and Director of Wharton Doctoral Programs, Executive Editor of the Review of Financial Studies and is currently Managing Editor of the Review of Finance. He is a past President of the American Finance Association, the Western Finance Association, the Society for Financial Studies, the Financial Intermediation Research Society and the Financial Management Association, and a Fellow of the Econometric Society. He received his doctorate from Oxford University. Dr. Allen's main areas of interest are corporate finance, asset pricing, financial innovation, comparative financial systems, and financial crises. He is a co-author with Richard Brealey and Stewart Myers of the eighth through eleventh editions of the textbook Principles of Corporate Finance.
Arnoud Boot is Professor of Corporate Finance and Financial Markets at the University of Amsterdam and co-director of the Amsterdam Center for Law & Economics. He is chairman of the Bank Council of the Dutch Central Bank, member of the Scientific Council for Government Policy and the advisory Scientific Committee of the European Systemic Risk Board in Frankfurt. He is also research fellow at the Centre of Economic Policy Research in London and at the Davidson Institute of the University of Michigan. Arnoud Boot is member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences and chairman of the Royal Netherlands Economic Association. Prior to these current positions, he was a member of the Dutch Social Economic Council from 2004-2014, a faculty member of the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University in Chicago, and during 2000-2001 he was a partner in the Finance and Strategy Practice at McKinsey & Co. In 2008 he was President of the European Finance Association
Stavros A. Zenios
Stavros A. Zenios is a professor of finance and management science at University of Cyprus, Adjust professor at the Norwegian School of Economics and Senior Fellow at the Wharton School, USA. He published more than 150 scholarly articles in some of the leading journals in the fields of finance, management science and operations research. He authored five books and edited seven with Cambridge University Press, Blackwell and Wiley Finance. He was a tenured associate professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and held visiting appointments at MIT (USA), University of Haifa (IL), Athens University of Economics and Management (GR), University of Bergamo (IT), Universidad San Andres (AR). He lectures extensively internationally. He worked as a consultant for the World Bank and several financial institutions in the USA, Switzerland, Italy and Cyprus (none of which is currently bankrupt). He served on the Board of Central Bank of Cyprus and two 8-year terms as President of UNICA-Universities of European Capitals and Rector of University of Cyprus.