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Australian School of Business > Schools > Banking & Finance > News & events > Australasian Finance & Banking Conference (AFBC) > 22nd Australasian Finance & Banking Conference

22nd Australasian Finance & Banking Conference



The 22nd Australasian Finance and Banking Conference was held from 16-18 December, 2009 at the Shangri-La Hotel in Sydney. 


2009 prize winners


  • BlackRock Research Award
    Gavin Cassar and Joseph Gerakos, Hedge Funds: Pricing Controls and the Smoothing of Self-Reported Returns
  • BankScope Prize
    Alexander Popov and Steven Ongena, Interbank Market Integration, Loan Rates and Firm Leverage
    Haibin Zhu, Xin Huang and Hao Zhou, Assessing the Systemic Risk of a Heterogeneous Portfolio of Banks during the Recent Financial Crisis
  • Sirca Research Prize
    Marvin Wee and Philip Brown, The Interaction of Retail Order Placement with Transient Volatility
  • Australian Securities Exchange Prize
    Kuntara Pukthuanthong and Richard Roll, Global Market Integration: An Alternative Measure and its Application  Daniel Rosch and Harold Scheule, Rating performance and agency incentives of structured finance transactions


Conference papers

You can download papers from the 2009 conference via the SSRN website.


Keynote speakers


  • 'Fear of Fire Sales and the Credit Freeze', Professor Douglas Diamond from The University of Chicago
  • 'Mutual Fund Risk and Market Share Adjusted Fund Flows', Professor Matthew Spiegel from Yale Unviersity
  • 'Behavioral Finance and the Financial Crisis', Professor Avanidhar Subrahmanyam from UCLA


Business forum

Forum topic: Process of Financial Integration in the Asia-Pacific Region


Guest speakers included:


  • Mr Michael Roux, Chairman, KPMG Asia Pacific Region, gave his insights into the Asia-Pacific Region
  • Mr Craig Drummond, CEO, Merrill Lynch, made comments on Bank Funding
  • Mr Ric Battellino, Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia


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