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CFR News 2007

17.12.2007
"Intermediated Investment Management"
On Thursday, December 20th 2007, Youchang Wu (University of Vienna) will give a talk on "Intermediated Investment Management". The event will take place during the CFR Research Seminar from 4pm to 6pm in room 610a of the WiSo-building.
11.12.2007
Program of the 7th Cologne Colloquium on Financial Markets online
The program of the 7th Cologne Colloquium on Financial Markets is now online on the homepage of the CFR. The Colloquium will last the whole day and will take place on January 18th 2008 at the Sparkasse KölnBonn. During this event six papers on "Asset Management" will be presented. You can find the program here (German version).
30.11.2007
"Spillover Effects of Marketing in Mutual Fund Families"
We are proud to welcome Professor Joop Huij on December 6th from 4pm to 6pm at the CFR Research Seminar. Joop Huij lectures and researches at the University of Rotterdam (Netherlands). At the CFR Research Seminar he will give a talk on "Spillover Effects of Marketing in Mutual Fund Families".
19.11.2007
"Rank Order Tournaments and Incentive Alignment: The Effect on Firm Performance"
On Thursday, November 22nd 2007, Professor Jayant Kale from Georgia State University will give a talk on "Rank Order Tournaments and Incentive Alignment: The Effect on Firm Performance". The event will take place during the CFR Research Seminar from 4pm to 6pm in room 610a of the WiSo-building.
16.11.2007
CFR Student Group event on November 19th
The CFR Student Group and JP Morgan have the pleasure to invite you to the presentation on "Credit Default Swaps" on November 19th at 7pm. The event will take place in the Repetitorium Hemmer, Zülpicher Str. 58, 50674 Cologne (1st Floor). After the presentation you will have the opportunity to inform yourself about a possible career and work placements at JP Morgan.
30.10.2007
7th Cologne Colloquium on Financial Markets - Call for Papers
On Friday, January 18th 2008, the 7th Cologne Colloquium on Financial Markets will take place. The conference will address current questions concerning asset management. The deadline for submission is November 5th, 2007. A Best Paper Award (2.000 Euro) is going to be given to the author(s) of the best paper presented at the conference, selected by the organizing committee based on the best combined marks from the programme committee.
29.10.2007
CFR Student Group event on November 5th
The CFR Student Group and Rothschild have the pleasure to invite you to the presentation on "Bewertungsverfahren - Erfahrungswerte aus der M&A Praxis" on November 5th at 7pm. The event will take place in the Repetitorium Hemmer, Zülpicher Str. 58, 50674 Cologne (1st Floor). After the presentation you will have the opportunity to inform yourself about a possible career and work placements at Rothschild.
22.10.2007
"The Rise and Fall of Portfolio Pumping Among U.S. Mutual Funds"
We have the pleasure to welcome Felix Meschke on October 25th 2007 from 4pm to 6pm at the CFR Research Seminar. Felix Meschke lectures and researches at the University of Minnesota. At the CFR Research Seminar, he will present his paper on "The Rise and Fall of Portfolio Pumping Among U.S. Mutual Funds".
01.10.2007
New member at the CFR
We are proud to welcome Alexander Pütz as a new member of our Research Team.
18.09.2007
CFR Research Seminar programme online
The programme of the CFR Research Seminar is now online on the homepage of the CFR. At the CFR Research Seminar national and international academics present their findings. You can find more information here.
11.09.2007
Award for CFR Research Team Member
The member of our Research Team, Stefan Ruenzi has placed second in the 2007 Acatis-Value-Award. He has received the award for his CFR Working Paper No. 06-11 "Why Managers Hold Shares of Their Firm: An Empirical Analysis", a joined work with Ulf von Lilienfeld-Toal.
09.08.2007
CFR Working Paper accepted for publication
The CFR Working Paper No. 07-04 "Hedge Funds for Retail Investors? An Examination of Hedged Mutual Funds" by CFR Research team member Vikas Agarwal (jointly with Narayan Y. Naik and Nicole M. Boyson) has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis.
16.07.2007
CFR Working Paper accepted for publication
The CFR Working Paper No. 04-05 "Family Matters: The Performance Flow Relationship in the Mutual Fund Industry" by CFR Research team members Alexander Kempf and Stefan Ruenzi has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Business Finance and Accounting.
06.07.2007
"What is the Role of Institutional Investors in Mergers and Acquisitions? Cross-Country Evidence"
On Thursday, July 12th 2007, Professor Pedro Matos from the University of Southern California will give a talk on "What is the Role of Institutional Investors in Mergers and Acquisitions? Cross-Country Evidence". The event will take place during the CFR Research Seminar from 4pm to 6pm in room 610a of the WiSo-building.
05.07.2007
AmpegaGerling new CFR Supporting Member
AmpegaGerling joins the circle of CFR Supporting members. We welcome this decision.
26.06.2007
CFR-BVI-Event "Challenges in Asset Management"
The CFR, together with the BVI (Federal Association Investment and Asset Management e.V.) will organise the Research Seminar "Challenges in Asset Management" on July 5th 2007. During the event, several research projects of the CFR will be presented. The Seminar will take place from 4.30pm at the HILTON Hotel in Frankfurt (Main). Under the section "Events/Symposia/BVI-CFR-Event" you will find more information concerning enrolment.
21.06.2007
New Member of the CFR Research team
We are proud to welcome Simone Lang at the CFR. Simone Lang is a graduate Business Engineer and she will strengthen the area of research of Risk Management at the CFR.
20.06.2007
Consumer Confidence and Elections
We have the pleasure to welcome Gikas A. Hardouvelis on June 21st 2007 from 4pm to 6pm at the CFR Research Seminar. Gikas A. Hardouvelis lectures and researches at the University of Piraeus (Greece). At the CFR Research Seminar, he will give a talk on "Consumer Confidence and Elections".
14.06.2007

14.06.2007
Working with us
From October 1st and November 1st 2007, respectively, a (FT) post of Research Associate at the Finance Department at University of Cologne will be available. You will find further information on www.wiso.uni-koeln.de/finanzierung.
11.06.2007
CFR Working Paper accepted for publication
The CFR Working Paper No. 07-11 "On the Relative Performance of Multi-Strategy and Funds of Hedge Funds" by CFR Research team member Vikas Agarwal (together with Jayant A. Kale) has been accepted for publication by the Journal of Investment Management. In addition, the CFR Working Paper No. 05-15 "Does Anonymity Matter in Electronic Limit Order Markets?" by CFR Research Fellow Erik Theissen (jointly with Thierry Foucault and Sophie Moinas) will be published in the Review of Financial Studies.
08.06.2007
CFR Working Paper accepted for publication
The CFR Working Paper No. 06-04 "Liquidity Commonality Beyond Best Prices" by CFR Research team member Alexander Kempf (jointly with Daniel Mayston) has been accepted for publication by the Journal of Financial Research.
04.06.2007
CFR Student Group presentation on June 11th
The CFR Student Group and HSBC Trinkaus & Burkhardt have the pleasure to invite you to a presentation on "Investment Strategies in Eastern Europe" on June 11th at 7pm. The event will take place in the Repetitorium Hemmer, Zülpicher Str. 58, 50674 Cologne (1st Floor). After the presentation you will have the opportunity to inform yourself about a possible career and work placements at HSBC Trinkaus & Burkhardt.
29.05.2007
CFR Working Paper accepted for publication
The CFR Working Paper No. 06-10 "The Effect of Socially Responsible Investing on Portfolio Performance" by CFR Research team members Alexander Kempf and Peer Osthoff has been accepted for publication in the European Financial Management.
21.05.2007
Best Paper Award for CFR Research Team Members
The members of our Research Team, Alexandra Niessen und Stefan Ruenzi have received the "Best Paper Award" of the Society for the Advancement of Behavioral Economics (SABE). The paper "Sex Matters: Gender Differences in a Professional Setting" (CFR-Working Paper No. 06-01) has been awarded. The Award has been presented on May 18th 2007 at the 25th annual meeting, New York University.
14.05.2007
CFR Student Group presentation on May 21st
The CFR Student Group and Morgan Stanley have the pleasure to invite you to the presentation on "Hedge Fund Activism in Germany" on May 21st at 7pm. The event will take place in the Repetitorium Hemmer, Zülpicher Str. 58, 50674 Cologne (1st Floor). After the presentation you will have the opportunity to inform yourself about a possible career and work placements at Morgan Stanley.
03.05.2007
"Who wants to be a CEO? Private benefits, wealth effects, and moral hazard"
We have the pleasure to welcome Ulf von Lilienfeld-Toal on May 10th 2007 from 4pm to 6pm at the CFR Research Seminar. Ulf von Lilienfeld-Toal lectures and researches at the University of Frankfurt. At the CFR Research Seminar, he will give a paper on "Who wants to be a CEO? Private benefits, wealth effects, and moral hazard".
12.04.2007
CFR Student Group presentation on April 23rd
The CFR Student Group and the Sal. Oppenheim Bank have the pleasure to invite you to the presentation on "Are German Companies Potential Takeover Candidates?" on April 23rd at 7pm. The event will take place in the Repetitorium Hemmer, Zülpicher Str. 58, 50674 Cologne (1st Floor). After the presentation you will have the opportunity to inform yourself about a possible career and work placements at the Sal. Oppenheim Bank.
13.03.2007
CFR Research Fellow Olaf Korn accepts Chair at the University of Göttingen
CFR Research Fellow Olaf Korn has accepted the Chair of Finance at the Faculty of Economic Sciences at the University of Göttingen. He will take up the post on April 1st 2007. Currently, Olaf Korn is the Chair for Business Administration, in particular Corporate Finance, at the WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management, Vallendar.
01.03.2007
New member at the CFR
We are proud to welcome Miriam Breunsbach as a new member of our Research Team.
09.02.2007
Personalia
We congratulate the member of our CFR Research Team, Knut Griese, for obtaining his Doctorate. Knut Griese wrote his thesis on "Liquidity Dynamics and optimal Order Book Distributions Strategies".
08.02.2007
CFR Working Paper accepted for publication
The CFR Working Paper No. 04-02 "Tournaments in Mutual Fund Families" by the CFR Research Team members Alexander Kempf and Stefan Ruenzi has been accepted for publication by the Review of Financial Studies.
02.02.2007
Jerry Parwada (University of New South Wales) at the CFR
We are proud to welcome Jerry Parwada from University of New South Wales (Sydney, Australia) at the CFR. During a Research Visit, lasting several weeks, Jerry Parwada will present a paper at the CFR Research Seminar on February 8th on "Do Foreign Investors Pay More for Stocks in the United States? An Analysis by Country of Origin". The event will take place from 4pm to 6pm in room 610a of the WiSo-building.
01.02.2007
DekaBank new CFR Supporting Member
The DekaBank joins the circle of CFR Supporting members. We welcome this decision.
30.01.2007
Impressions of the 6th Cologne Colloquium on Financial Markets online
The pictures of the 6th Cologne Colloquium on Financial Markets "Asset Management" are now available on the CFR homepage.
26.01.2007
"Conflicts of Interest and Research Quality of Affiliated Analysts: Evidence from IPO Underwriting"
On Thursday, February 1st 2007, Professor Wolfgang Bessler from University of Gießen will give a talk on "Conflicts of Interest and Research Quality of Affiliated Analysts: Evidence from IPO Underwriting". The event will take place during the CFR Research Seminar from 4pm to 6pm in room 610a of the WiSo-building.
08.01.2007
6th Cologne Colloquium on Financial Markets Asset Management
On Friday, January 19th, the 6th Cologne Colloquium on Financial Markets will take place. The Conference will address current questions concerning asset management and is aimed at academics and practitioners. The Colloquium on Financial Markets will last the whole day and will be held at the Sparkasse KölnBonn right in central Cologne. In order to participate in the Colloquium, enrolment is required. Enrolment on this homepage is possible until January 18th.
05.01.2007
New CFR Members
We are proud to welcome our new members on the Advisory Body of the CFR Mr. Karl-Heinz Pfarrer (Deutsche Postbank Privat Investment), Dr. Andreas Sauer (Union PanAgora Asset Management GmbH) and Mr. Hans Peter Weser (Deutsche Bundesbank).




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