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Major finance conference hosted by Salford University

Friday 6 July 2018

THE University of Salford is hosting a major finance conference at its MediaCity campus.

The Corporate Finance and Asset Pricing Symposium will review developments in the world of finance and finance related research. There will be debate on the most acute issues confronting academics, practitioners and policy-makers in a rapidly changing financial world.

The sub-prime crash of the late 2000s and then more recent issues, such as the collapse of Carillion, have put pressure on the industry to adapt to a changed financial landscape.

Organised by the British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA) and Corporate Finance and Asset Pricing Special Interest Group (CF&APSIG), among the topics under discussion will be banking risk, stock market instability, corporate governance, and corporate finance (including insolvency and Islamic debt).

Professor Hassan Yazdifar, head of Accounting and Finance at the University of Salford Business School, also welcomes delegates on behalf of the School. He said: “It is a real coup for Salford to be hosting this event, and I look forward to some interesting discussion. The world of finance is in a great state of change following the sub-prime crash and other recent scandals, hopefully we can help come up with some solutions.”  

Professor Jia Liu, the Symposium organiser, said: “This Symposium will contribute greatly to the research development and output of our colleagues and PhD students in Salford Business School and will also help to raise the University’s research profile. This event has attracted researchers of world standing, who will deliver keynote addresses and present papers on issues critical to the field of Finance, the Northern Powerhouse and our ICZ initiative. I am sure that their experience at our Media City Campus will be memorable and productive.”

Professor David Spicer, Dean of the Business School said: “I’m delighted to welcome delegates and those presenting papers. This conference will help to promote the University’s contributions to the Northern Powerhouse, and the wider Industrial Collaboration strategy.”

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Sam Wood

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