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The Rotman School of Management and the Global Risk Institute Bring SoFIE to Canada

MAY 13, 2014

The Global Risk Institute in Financial Services (GRI) and the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto announced today that they will be co-sponsoring the 7th Annual Conference of the Society for Financial Econometrics (SoFiE).  The conference will be held in Toronto at the Rotman School from June 11 to 13, 2014.

The Society for Financial Econometrics (SoFiE) is a global network of academics and practitioners dedicated to sharing research and ideas in the fast-growing field of financial econometrics.  It is an independent non-profit membership organization, housed at New York University and founded by Nobel Laureate Rob Engle who will be attending the conference.  SoFiE is committed to promoting and expanding research and education by organizing and sponsoring conferences, programs and activities at the intersection of finance and econometrics, including links to macroeconomic fundamentals.

Professor Catherine Lubochinsky, Managing Director Research at GRI, said: “SoFiE’s decision to come to Toronto shows this city’s international academic reputation. Experts from across Asia, Europe, North America and South America will gather to discuss the latest developments in econometrics as they relate to financial practice in areas such as asset management, high frequency trading and systemic risk.”

Peter Christoffersen, Professor of Finance, Rotman School of Management and local organizer for the 2014 SoFiE Conference said: “The Rotman School is very pleased to host our colleagues, both individual members and institutions, from around the globe from the Society for Financial Econometrics.   We are looking forward to presenting a diverse and thought-provoking program on financial econometrics.”

For further information about the SoFiE conference 2014 in Toronto, please visit: http://inside.rotman.utoronto.ca/rgri/