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High Frequency Trading - January 29, 2014

EDHEC Professor, Ekkehart Boehmer, makes keynote address at the 26th Australasian Finance & Banking Conference


Ekkehart Boehmer

Ekkehart Boehmer, Professor of Finance at EDHEC Business School and member of EDHEC-Risk Institute, was invited to make a keynote address on the subject of High Frequency Trading at the 26th Australasian Finance & Banking Conference held in Sydney on 17-19 December last.

The conference, organised by the Institute of Global Finance and School of Banking & Finance at the Australian School of Business, UNSW, is the most prestigious finance conference in the Asia-Pacific region. It provides international academics and industry with the opportunity to meet and share their research and interest in finance-related fields, bringing together the world's foremost leaders of thought from the financial community.

Professor Boehmer’s research interests lie principally in the microstructure of equity markets, and his most recent publications deal with short-selling, the predictability of stock returns, and the role of institutional investors. He has published in leading journals, including Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Financial Intermediation, and Review of Financial Studies. He serves as associate editor to Review of Financial Studies and Financial Management. Professor Boehmer has also held positions in the financial industry, as Director of Research at the New York Stock Exchange and Senior Economist at the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. Prior to joining EDHEC Business School as full-time faculty, he was an affiliate professor of the EDHEC-Risk Institute PhD in Finance programme and the John B. Rogers Professor of Banking and Finance at the University of Oregon Lundquist College of Business and prior to that, the holder of the Nichols Professorship of Finance at Texas A&M University Mays Business School. He holds an MA in Economics and a PhD in Finance from the University of Georgia.