4th International Conference of the Financial Engineering and Banking Society

21-23 June, 2014
University of Surrey, Guildford

The 4th International Conference of the Financial Engineering and Banking Society (FEBS) took place on 21-23 of June, 2014 at the University of Surrey (Guildford).

The theme of this year’s conference was “Global Trends in Financial Intermediation, Financial Markets, and Financial Modelling”.

It was jointly organized by the Centre for Money, Banking & Institutions (University of Surrey, UK) and the Center for Research in Contemporary Finance (Fordham University, USA).


The Guest Speakers of the conference were:

  • Thorsten Beck (City University, UK & Tilburg University, Netherlands)
  • Bruno Biais (Toulouse School of Economics, France)
  • Steven Ongena (University of Zurich, Switzerland & Bangor University, UK)



The Conference aimed to provide a forum for discussion among academics, researchers and policy makers from around the world on the performance of financial intermediaries and financial markets, financial stability and risk management, regulatory policies and reforms, financial modelling/engineering and decision making. Topics of special interest were:

  • Financial Intermediation: Risk-Taking & Risk Management, Mergers & Acquisitions, Foreign Banking, Performance and Efficiency, Corporate Governance & Internal control, Asset-Liability Management, Technological Progress, Insurance firms, Mutual Funds.
  • Financial Modelling and Decision Making: Arbitrage and Asset pricing, Credit Scoring, Interest Rates, Exchange Rates, Value at Risk, Static and Dynamic Portfolio Theory, Risk and Uncertainty, Data Mining Techniques, Multicriteria Decision Making, Derivatives.
  • Financial Markets: Globalization and Integration, Volatility, Housing Bubbles, Behavioural Finance.
  • Financial Stability: Competition, Liquidity, Pro-cyclicality; Risk Assessment (systemic; individual institutions); Financial Crises and Resolution.
  • Financial Regulation and Monetary Policy: Basel III, Macro-Prudential Regulation; Monetary Policy Strategy under Uncertainty; Unconventional Types of Monetary Policy.
  • Developments in Emerging Markets: Pre- and Post-Crisis Reforms, Exchange Rate Volatility, Stock Market Volatility, Convergence to Developed Markets, Financial Liberalisation, Institutional Environment.


Selected papers of high quality will be published in special issues in:

  • Emerging Markets Review (Elsevier)
  • International Review of Financial Analysis (Elsevier)
  • Journal of Banking and Finance (Elsevier)


For more information about the conference please visit the conference website.






Important dates
  • 21 - 23 June, 2014 Conference
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