Institutional Investors: Control, Liquidity, and Systemic Risks
April 19, 2013 – April 20, 2013
Aderhold Learning Center Room 5
The roles that institutional investors play in financial markets are constantly evolving. Increasingly they exert greater influence on corporate decisions and control, and have a larger impact on market liquidity and systemic risk. To shed new light on these important issues, this conference brings together a group of academics who have conducted significant research related to these topics as well as the underlying incentives of these agents. The conference program covers theoretical, empirical, and behavioral approaches to better understand the issues, and integrate perspectives from both the corporate finance and asset pricing areas. In addition to facilitating discussions among academics, the conference will also encourage a dialogue between leading researchers and practitioners by holding a panel discussion that involves participants from both sides.