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The Role of Hedge Funds and other Collective Investment Funds in the Modern World

  • Tuesday, December 20, 2016
  • School

September 1st – 2nd 2017, Manchester, UK

We would like to invite both academics and practitioners to submit papers on all topics related to Collective Investment funds and their role in the modern world. The potential topics include but are not limited to:

  • Hedge Funds
  • Mutual Funds
  • ETFs
  • Sovereign Wealth Funds
  • Family Offices
  • The impact of these institutions on financial markets and the real economy
  • The effects of regulations on investment funds

We also invite PhD students to submit their papers/abstracts for a poster session.

Paper submission procedure
Interested authors should submit a pdf version of their paper by email to

Deadline for submissions
The deadline for submissions is Sunday 30th April 2017.
Authors of accepted papers will be notified in early June 2017.

Conference registration
Participation at the conference is free, but we would like to ask everyone attending the conference to register by email to with the heading “Hedge Fund conference September 2017”

Conference organizers
Olga Kolokolova and George Wang

Scientific Committee

  • Michael Bowe, Alliance Manchester Business School
  • Michael Brennan, UCLA and London Business School
  • Stephen Brown, New York University Stern School of Business and Monash Business School
  • Bruce Grundy, University of Melbourne
  • Jens Jackwerth, University of Konstanz
  • Olga Kolokolova, Alliance Manchester Business School
  • Robert Kosowski, Imperial College Business School
  • George Wang, Alliance Manchester Business School
  • Russ Wermers, University of Maryland, Smith School of Business

Confirmed Speakers
Keynote speaker: Vikas Agarwal, Georgia State University
Invited speaker: George Aragon, Arizona State University

The University of Manchester, Sackville Street Campus (a short walk from Piccadilly Railway Station)