New Chair: Since February 1, 2020, Prof. Dr. Tereza Tykvová holds the Chair for Private Markets and Alternative Investments at the University of St.Gallen. On June 1, she was elected seventh director of the s/bf-HSG.
The paper Quantitative Easing and Equity Prices: Evidence From the ETF Program of the Bank of Japan, Andrea Barbon and Virginia Gianinazzi, was awarded the Rising Scholar Award from the Society for Financial Studies. The price was announced on 26 May 2020 during the Awards Reception of the SFS Cavalcade conference, which happened entirely online.
Prof. Dr. Martin Brown has co-initiated the project MonitoringConsumptionSwitzerland. This project uses publicly available payment data to shed light on consumer spending in Switzerland and how this is impacted by the Covid19 crisis.
Since spring 2020 Prof. Dr. Roland Füss is associate editor of the Journal of Housing Market and the Journal of Property Research.
Fabricius Somogyi’s research stay in Stanford I was awarded a Doc.Mobility fellowship by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF).
The HSG Master in Banking and Finance (MBF-HSG), under the direction of Prof. Dr. Manuel Ammann, is in the Financial Times consistently ranked as one of the top Finance master programmes worldwide. The MBF-HSG ranks sixth in the published ranking 2020, making it the best-ranked program in German-speaking countries.
SAVE THE DATE: The 2nd HSG Forum for Banking & Finance on the topic of “Red Alert: Old and New Risks in the Swiss Real Estate Market” had to be postponed due to events related to the corona virus for security reasons. New date: Wednesday, October 21, 2020. Event location and time: Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Limmatquai 54, 8001 Zurich, 5.30pm-9pm.
The Behavioral Economics of Currency Unions: Economic Integration and Monetary Policy. A. Bertasiute, D. Massaro, M. Weber. Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 112, March 2020, 103850.
Numeracy and On-the-Job Performance: Evidence From Loan Officers. M. Brown, K. Kirschenmann, T. Spycher, Economic Inquiry, Vol. 58, (2), 998-1022.
The Cross-Over Effect of Irrational Sentiments in Housing, Commercial Property, and Stock Markets. D. Prashant, R. Füss, B. Hanle, I. Russ. Journal of Banking and Finance, Volume 114, May 2020,105799.
OTC Premia. G. Cenedese, A. Ranaldo, M. Vasios. Journal of Financial Economics, April 2020, 136(1), 86-105.
Euro Repo Market Functioning: Collateral is King. A. Ranaldo, P. Schaffner, K. Tsatsaronis. BIS Quarterly Review, December 2019, 95-108.
Asymmetric Information Risk in FX Markets. A. Ranaldo, F. Somogyi. Journal of Financial Economics, forthcoming.
Strategic Scope and Bank Performance. A. Saunders, M. Schmid, I. Walter. Journal of Financial Stability, 46, February 2020.
SELECTED WORKING PAPER:
Financial Innovation, Payment Choice and Cash Demand – Causal Evidence From the Staggered Introduction of Contactless Debit Cards. M. Brown, N. Hentschel, H. Mettler, H. Stix. School of Finance Working Paper 2020/02, University of St.Gallen.
SELECTED CONFERENCE PARTICIPATIONS:
Regulatory Effects on Short-Term Interest Rates. P. Schaffner, A. Ranaldo, M. Vasios, presented at ASSA 2020 Annual Meeting, San Diego, 3-5 January 2020.
Asymmetric Information Risk in FX Markets. A. Ranaldo, F. Somogyi. 47th Annual Meeting of the European Finance Association EFA, Helsinki, 19-22 August 2020, accepted (online conference).
The popular lecture series “Fit for Finance” will again be held this autumn as an intensive course with a limited number of participants to 36. In addition to teaching theoretical concepts, the special focus of this course is on practical application. Participants learn how financial markets work and what practical implications this has for investment advice, financial analysis, risk management, etc. Due to its thematic focus, the course forms an optimal basis for further certificates, especially for the CFA®. The autumn course “Fit for Finance” will probably be held again as a face-to-face event. The limited number of participants allows a safe minimum distance between the course participants. Should the situation deteriorate against expectations, we will offer “Fit for Finance” as an online course in video format.
In spring 2020 we offered the intensive course “Fit for Alternative Investments” for the first time. Due to the current situation, the course was conducted online. The course Fit for Alternative Investments provides an in-depth and up-to-date overview of the most important topics in the field of alternative investments. In addition to traditional investment classes, the course focuses in particular on new asset classes such as cryptoassets, crowdfunding and crowdlending. Participants learn how alternative investments work and what practical implications this has for investment advice, financial analysis, asset allocation and risk management. A high degree of practical relevance is also provided by external speakers. The course “Fit for Alternative Investments” will be held again in spring 2021.
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