Columbia Biz School to hold conference on financial news and the market
Leaders from academia, business, government, and the media will gather at Columbia Business School’s Second Annual News and Finance Conference to explore how media coverage of financial news, rumors, and whispers affect stock market movement.
The News and Finance Conference, run by Columbia Business School’s Program for Financial Studies, will be held at the Faculty House at Columbia University from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., on March 8. A full agenda can be found here.
“What is ‘news’ and how is it associated with changes in market returns and risks?” asks Charles Calomiris, the Henry Kaufman Professor of Financial Institutions at Columbia Business School and faculty director of the Program for Financial Studies. “The News and Finance Conference will examine how to measure news and its impact on the market.”
The day will include panel discussions and presentations with business and government leaders, distinguished journalists, and academics, including:
- John Authers, senior investment commentator and “Long View” columnist at The Financial Times
- Charles Calomiris, Henry Kaufman Professor of Financial Institutions and faculty director of the Program for Financial Studies at Columbia Business School
- Wesley Chan, PhD, senior vice president at Acadian Asset Management
- Ricardo Correa, PhD ’06 GSAS, chief of the International Financial Stability section, board of governors at the Federal Reserve System
- Zhi Da, professor of finance at Mendoza College of Business, University of Notre Dame
- Diego Garcia, Burridge Endowed Chair in Finance at Leeds School of Business at University of Colorado Boulder
- Graham Giller, PhD, chief data science officer at JPMorgan
- William S. Grueskin, professor of professional practice at Columbia University’s School of Journalism
- Alexander Hillert, House of Finance Professor of Sustainable Asset Management at Goethe University, Frankfurt
- Steve Liesman, senior economics reporter, CNBC
- Angus Lund, global head of Alphawise at Morgan Stanley
- Francine McKenna, transparency reporter at MarketWatch
- Sameena Shah, PhD, director of research at Thomson Reuters
- Leif Anders Thorsrud, special advisor at Norges Bank
- Gregory Zuckerman, special writer at The Wall Street Journal
Harry Mamaysky, associate professor of professional practice and co-director of the conference, observes: “The News and Finance Conference will highlight recent advances in our understanding of these and related questions about how markets react to information. The fact that we’ll have academics, practitioners, and journalists present will lead to fascinating and insightful discussions.”
To learn more about the conference and to register to attend, go here.