London Met co-host International Banking and Finance conference

The International Banking and Finance conference is a chance for academics to share ideas and be published in the International Journal of Financial Studies.

Date: 5 August 2016

The Guildhall Faculty of Business and Law co-hosted the International Banking and Finance Conference earlier this year.

The conference was held at London South Bank University between 1-3 June and provided a platform for academics, research students, policy makers and practitioners to present and discuss major critical banking and finance challenges and issues.

The conference was also an opportunity for academics to present their papers which can be submitted to be published in the International Journal of Financial Studies. Dr Silvia Dal Bianco, Gherardo Girardi, Sam Idowu, and Dr Ke Fei You were all successful in their applications

Dr Silvia Dal Bianco, Senior Lecturer in BSc Economics and Course Leader for BA Business Administration, was also awarded the Best Conference Paper award.

“Winning the Best Conference Paper award has been very important for me,” Silvia said.

“On the one hand, it represents a recognition of my personal work as researcher and, on the other, it shows that London Metropolitan University can provide a fruitful environment for high quality research.”

London South Bank University, the conference hosts, were highly appreciative of the "outstanding, impressive and thought-provoking" keynote speeches made by Dr Simon Jones, Dean of the Faculty, and by visiting professor, Jon Norton, and of the "impressive" contribution of the Guildhall Faculty of Business and Law as co-hosts of the conference.

Gherardo Girardi and Dr Ke Fei You served on the Conference Programme Committee and chaired discussion sessions.

The discussion topics included;
• Bank Lending
• Financial Policy and Regulation
• Corporate Finance
• Financial Markets
• Financial Crisis
• Risk Management
• Corporate Governance
• Online/Digital Banking and Online Security
• Mergers and Acquisitions
• Behavioural Finance