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About the Conference

International Conference on Financial Markets & Corporate Finance is an initiative taken by leading management schools within the Indian Institute of Technology system. The conference brings together researchers from academia, industry and regulatory organizations to deliberate on theoretical work, empirical findings and policy implications related to financial market and corporate finance.

Department of Management Studies (DMS) IIT Delhi is pleased to announce the 5th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON FINANCIAL MARKETS & CORPORATE FINANCE (ICFMCF 2023) during July 6 - 8, 2023. The aim of the conference is to provide a forum to showcase the cutting-edge research in the area of financial markets and corporate finance. The conference provides an excellent avenue to get quality feedback and an opportunity for networking among researchers, academicians and industry executives working in the area of finance and allied areas. We invite high quality original theoretical/applied empirical papers (or extended abstracts) from faculty members, research scholars and industry practitioners.

Important Dates

October 1, 2022

Submission of full paper starts

March 15, 2023

Submission ends

April 15, 2023

Notification of Acceptance

April 15 - June 15, 2023

Registration Window

July 6-8, 2023

Conference Dates

Call for Papers

Submissions covering studies in the context of India and Emerging Markets are generally encouraged.
Papers may be submitted on the topics listed below, but are not limited to:
Track 1

Financial Markets

  • Equity market efficiency, asset pricing and volatility
  • Government debt market delivery, efficiency and trading
  • Corporate bond market pricing, trading and efficiency
  • Money market efficiency, delivery and volatility
  • Foreign exchange market: trading, parity and efficiency
  • Market Microstructure
  • Alternative investment funds
  • Mutual funds, portfolio and fund management
  • Insurance and reinsurance-pricing, default and solvency
  • Neuro Finance and Behavioral finance

  • Derivative trading and its impact on underlying markets price, liquidity and stability
  • Modelling equity options prices
  • Pricing and hedging, interest rate risk
  • Market for Credit derivatives  
  • Currency derivatives trading, volatility  
  • Commodity derivatives and its impact on spot markets
  • Implied volatility and volatility trading
  • Delivery and settlement system

  • Basel 3 and bank management
  • Liquidity and asset-liability management
  • NPA Management/Stressed Asset Management
  • Treasury management
  • LIBOR transition and pricing of loans
  • Quantification, pricing and management of risk, Value at Risk models and stress testing
  • Banking consolidation
  • Central banking and financial stability
  • Sustainability Issues in Banking
  • Technological Advancement in Banking

  • Developing financial triangle-linking people’s organizations, NGOs and banks
  • Digital technology based financial inclusion and literacy solutions
  • Financial inclusion and financial stability
  • Financial inclusion measurement framework
  • Financing for micro-enterprises
  • Microfinance and SHGs
  • Fraud regulation in payment system
  • Integrated payment system architecture
  • Payment banks-strategy for business expansion
  • Risk management in payment system
  • Unstructured and structured payment system

  • Alternative lending technologies/models in FinTech
  • Disruption by FinTech on traditional financial services and implications for the digital economy
  • Regulatory issues and challenges in FinTech
  • Machine learning and AI applications in Finance
  • Analysis of big data (e.g., alternative, unstructured, and high-dimensional data)
  • Blockchain technology, smart contracts, and digital currencies
  • Big data applications in novel topics such as climate finance, ESG, and the Covid-19 pandemic
Track 2

Corporate Finance

  • Angel investments
  • Capital structure and liquidity
  • Crowd funding
  • Entrepreneurial finance
  • Investment uncertainty, market timing and capital structure
  • Managerial behavior, agency costs and capital structure
  • Private financing
  • Profit planning and capital structure
  • Start-Up funding and valuation

  • Determinants of corporate dividend policy
  • Industry classification and dividend policy
  • Information content of dividend changes
  • Liquidity, profitability and leverage reaction to dividend change
  • Market reaction to substantial shifts in dividend policy
  • Ownership structure and dividend payouts

  • Adverse selection effects of corporate cash holdings
  • Business groups and cash holdings
  • Corporate governance and cash holdings
  • Determinants of corporate cash holding
  • Family control and cash holdings
  • Optimum cash holding and inventory efficiency
  • Working capital efficiency and cash holdings

  • Audit practices in corporate governance
  • Business ethics in corporate governance
  • Corporate governance and CSR
  • Corporate governance and ownership
  • Corporate profitability and governance
  • Cross border mergers and acquisitions
  • Gender diversity and governance

  • Competitiveness and productivity of MSMEs
  • Determinants of MSMEs clustering
  • Financing, regulation and governance of MSMEs
  • Globalization and MSMEs competition
  • MSMEs financing, subsidies and market protection
  • Digital transformation, strategy and competitiveness of MSME
  • The SME Exchange – regulatory framework – issues and challenges



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