Chief Guest

Mr. Ajay Tyagi

ex-Chairman, Securities and Exchange Board of India

Invited Speakers

Professor Jonathan Batten

Professor of Finance, RMIT University, Australia
Editor, Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money & Finance Research Letters

Mr. Ram Kelkar

Principal and Managing Director-Capital Markets Group Milliman Financial Risk Management LLC

Dr. Shailesh J. Mehta

President, Granite Hill Capital Ventures LP, USA

Prof. S. P. Kothari

Gordon Y Billard Professor of Accounting and Finance at MIT Sloan School of Management

Prof. Tarun Ramadorai

Professor of Financial Economics at Imperial College London

Mr. P.B.Balaji

Group CFO, Tata Motors Group

Prof. Edward I. Altman

Professor Emeritus at the NYU Stern School of Business and Co-Founder of Wiserfunding, Ltd, (London and India)

Mr. Ashishkumar Chauhan

MD & CEO, Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE)

Important Dates

April 18, 2022

Notification of Acceptance

Last date for online registration: 05th July 2022
July 7-9, 2022

Conference Dates

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.

Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management (SJMSOM) IIT Bombay is pleased to announce the 4th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON FINANCIAL MARKETS & CORPORATE FINANCE (ICFMCF 2022) during July 7 - 9, 2022. 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 from faculty members, research scholars and industry practitioners.

Invited Speakers

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

Specialization: 1.1: Trading, Pricing, Volatility and Efficiency

  • 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

Specialization: 1.2: Derivatives: Trading, Pricing and Risk Management

  • 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

Specialization: 1.3: Banking and Risk Management

  • 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

Specialization: 1.4: Financial Inclusion and Payment System

  • 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

Specialization: 1.5: Fintech, AI & ML

  • 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

Specialization: 2.1: Corporate Funding and Capital Structure

  • 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

Specialization: 2.2: Corporate Dividends

  • 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

Specialization: 2.3: Corporate Cash Management

  • 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

Specialization: 2.4: Corporate Governance, Mergers and Acquisitions

  • 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

Specialization: 2.5: MSMEs Competition, Cluster Development and Financing

  • 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


Title Sponsor

Conference Chair

Prof. S. Narayan Rao

Conference Co- Chair

Prof. Piyush Pandey

Conference Co- Chair

Prof. Varadraj Bapat

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