Risk Management Academic Conference an Overwhelming Success

The Third Annual Risk Management Academic Conference succeeded in its mission to bring together top academic researchers on the frontier of risk management and investments.

In addition to UConn faculty and graduate students, the May 12 conference drew prominent researchers from Harvard University, Carnegie Mellon, The London School of Economics, Boston University, Northeastern University, Rutgers University and Yale University, as well as leaders from the Federal Reserve.

Because of its growing popularity, organizers may expand the event next year, extend invitations to a larger audience, and relocate the conference from Storrs to downtown Hartford.

Sponsored by UConn’s Financial Risk Management program, this event serves as a platform in promoting research in risk management, allowing prominent scholars and newer researchers to present their work and receive valuable feedback.

“The conference provides an excellent opportunity for faculty members and Ph.D. students to not only pursue research ideas in the risk arena, but also offers an excellent opportunity to interact with the leading scholars in the U.S. and abroad on current topics of mutual interest, such as the measurement and management of risk in asset pricing and corporate decision making,” said Chinmoy Ghosh, finance professor and department head.

Those in attendance from UConn included graduate finance and Ph.D. students and faculty members from the finance and accounting departments.

Throughout the day, papers were presented by their authors and discussed by another participant, followed by a question and answer session from the audience.

The next risk management conference in the MSFRM series is the 5th Annual CT Risk Management Conference: The Current State of Risk Management to be held on Wednesday, June 21, at the Crowne Plaza Stamford. Unlike the academic conference, this event is a practitioner-oriented conference, bringing together professionals in risk management, senior management and regulators to discuss topics such as operational risk, enterprise risk and emerging risks. For more information, please visit http://riskconference.business.uconn.edu/.

If you are interested in attending either of these events in the future, or would like more information regarding the UConn master’s degree in Financial Risk Management, please contact Jose Aponte, jose.a.aponte@uconn.edu.