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Conference Announcement and Call for Papers

India Finance Conference 2012 Pre-Conference Tutorials: December 18, 2012 Conference: December 19 - 21, 2012 Venue: Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, Kolkata, India Hosted by: Indian Institute of Management Calcutta Indian Institute of Management Bangalore and Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad About the Conference:
The India Finance Conference 2012 (IFC 2012), jointly organized by Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore and Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, invites academics, researchers, doctoral students, and practitioners, to submit papers in all areas of finance. The India Finance Conference traces its roots to the two International Finance Conferences organized by Indian Institute of Management Calcutta in 2009 and 2011. Later, the name of the Conference was changed to India Finance Conference (IFC). The first India Finance Conference was held at Indian Institute of Bangalore during December 20-23, 2011.

Conference Themes:
The following is an indicative list of topics: • • • • • • • Asset pricing and volatility in financial markets Corporate finance decisions, including choice of capital structure and dividend policy Innovations in both financial and operational risk management Quality of financial reporting and adoption of IFRS Role of corporate governance, executive compensation and ownership structure Computational finance, high frequency trading and financial econometrics Financial policies, inclusion, institutions and regulations

IIMA has established different academic centres with special focus on research. IIMC has been imparting high quality management education and has grown into a mature institution with a global reputation. IIM Calcutta has set up a state-of-the-art Financial Research and Trading Lab (the Finance Lab) in November 2008.iimcal. Matthai Centre for Educational Innovation.iimb. With a faculty body from amongst the best universities worldwide. More information on IIMA is available at http://www. 1 Business School in Central Asia by Eduniversal.in/ . These centres include Centre for Management of Health Services. It has been playing a pioneering role in professionalizing Indian management through its post graduate and doctoral level programs. the Government of Gujarat. Capital Markets & Financial Management. is the result of a fruitful collaboration between the Government of India. and Centre for Innovation. IIMA offers Masters and Doctoral programmes in management and related disciplines. IIMB is fast emerging as a leader in the area of management research. Centre for Infrastructure Development.in/index. IIMB Centres of Excellence are engaged in adding value to their communities in the areas of Public Policy.in. More information on IIMB is available at www.asp More information on IIMC is available at www.About the Institutes Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIMC) was established as the first national institute for postgraduate studies and research in Management by the Government of India in November 1961 in collaboration with Alfred P. one of the leading management institutes in Asia.ernet. Public Policy. The mission of the Finance Lab is to support advanced applied research in financial markets and equip finance managers with the mathematical and conceptual theories and best practices in financial markets that go into the creation and management of innovative financial products. the Ravi J.ac. Established in 1973. IIMA publishes a quarterly journal.ac. The Ford Foundation and Indian industry. Centre for Telecom Policy Studies. IIMB has been recognized as the No. Sloan School of Management (MIT). education and consulting. Its programmes are accredited by EQUIS.in. IIMA received the benefit of academic collaboration with the Harvard Business School during the initial years. The Indian Institute of Management. the Government of West Bengal. to name a few.ernet. Software and Supply Chain Management. research and consulting activities.iimb. Entrepreneurship. Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB) today offers a range of post-graduate and doctoral level courses as well as executive education programs. Corporate Governance. The Finance Lab is equipped with 39 flat screen workstations with data feed from Bloomberg and Newswire 18. a French Consultancy Group.iimcal.iimahd. Vikalpa. Information on the Finance Lab is available at http://financelab. Ahmedabad (IIMA). It has been consistently ranked among the top-three business schools in India.in or www. for the last three consecutive years. IIMB has also obtained the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) accreditation awarded by the European Foundation for Management Education (EFMD). Over the years. IIMA’s Executive MBA Programme (PGP-X) has been ranked at the 11th position in the Financial Times Global MBA Ranking 2011. and the Indian industry. and Incubation and Entrepreneurship. executive training programs.ac. It also offers a range of executive education programmes.

Publication The Journal of Emerging Market Finance (JEMF) will have a special issue based on 4 to 5 papers from this conference. The decision of the panel will be final and binding. The decision of the reviewers on the acceptability of the abstract will be intimated by 30 June. Tutorials will be particularly useful for research scholars and academicians. Deadline for Full Paper: Authors whose abstracts are accepted are required to submit full papers that have to be submitted online through the Conference website on or before 31 August. Tutorial themes will be announced along with the program schedule. 2012 by eminent academicians from India and abroad. should reach us on or before 31 May. The awards for the best three papers will be announced on the second day of the conference. please visit http://financelab. 2012.iimcal. . 2012. The decision of the reviewers will be final and binding.ac. Submission Guideline Abstracts and full papers (either in Word or PDF formats) should be typed in double-space with letter font size of 12 point. All authors whose papers are accepted for presentation at the conference will be invited to submit the papers to JEMF and the acceptance for publication shall be based on the usual double blind refereeing process followed by JEMF but the time to publication will be shorter than average. abstract and paper submission.in/ifc/. Best Paper Award The best three papers will be chosen by a panel of experts. Review process The manuscripts will be subjected to a blind review process. 2012. A full paper in lieu of an abstract is also welcome. Pre-Conference Tutorials Tutorial sessions will be conducted on 18 December. not less than 500 words. For online registration.Submission Deadline Deadline for abstracts: Abstracts.

2012 _ Indian Academics INR 4000 _ Overseas Academics USD 200 _ Industry Participants INR 15000 The deadline to register for the conference is December 3. D. D. In case of cancellation of registration up to 15 working days before the event. 19 – 21 December. lunches. Kolkata-700104 Branch Code: 06210 IFSC Code: SBIN0006210 Account Name: Indian Institute of Management Calcutta Account Number: 10120246705 For Overseas Participants to do Wire Transfers: Bank Name: State Bank of India. The registration fee for the event covers attendance.iimcal. IIM Calcutta Campus. 2012. Accommodation is not included. 2012 _ Indian Participants INR 1500 _ Overseas Participants USD 50 _ Conference.ac. Payment Procedure The registration fee for the conference and the tutorials (if applicable) needs to be paid via electronic transfer. Branch Address: IIM Joka Branch. Branch Address: IIM Joka Branch.Registration In order to register for the Conference you need to visit http://financelab. No refunds can be made for cancellations less than 15 working days prior to the event. The payment modalities are as follows: For Domestic (Indian) Participants to do Wire Transfers: Bank Name: State Bank of India. program kit.in/ifc/ and complete the online registration form.in after making the transfer for us to track it better. H. Kolkata-700104 Branch Code: 06210 Bank State: West Bengal SWIFT Code: SBININBB106 Account Name: Indian Institute of Management Calcutta Account Number: 10120246705 .ac. 18 December. The registration fee is: _ Pre Conference Tutorials. Participants are requested to send us an email at asstmgr_finlab@iimcal. H. Road. a refund of the registration fee net of 10% processing charges shall be made. Road. IIM Calcutta Campus. conference dinner and light refreshments.

Diamond Harbour Road Kolkata-700 104. . Bangalore 560 076. 502) Mobile: +91 98311 07359 Sankarshan Basu Associate Professor (Finance & Control) Chairperson. Accommodation is not included in the registration fee. India Email: sankarshanb@iimb. Job seekers should send their resume to asstmgr_finlab@iimcal. Resumes of interested candidates will be sent to registered recruiters in due course. All services and career workshops are free to job seekers who have registered for the Conference. Contact Address Ashok Banerjee Professor (Finance & Control) Faculty-in-charge.iitdindia.ac in separately. a space in the interview hall.per night and this shall include the room tariff only.in quoting their Conference registration number.in Contact: +91 80 2699 3078 Mobile: +91 97422 21344 / +91 98440 68504 .in Contact: +91 33 2467 8300 – 8306. Ltd. 1200/. There are a couple of other accommodation options near IIMC campus – they are: • Ibiza Resort . lunch and light refreshment for one person.hoteleastpalace. Centre for Financial Markets and Risk Management Indian Institute of Management Bangalore Bannerghatta Road.com/index.Accommodation Limited accommodation on first – come – first – served basis shall be available on IIMC campus at the Management Development Centre (Tata Hall). India Email: ashok@iimcal.html • Indian Institute of Training and Development (IITD) .ibizaclubonline. The Financial Research and Trading Lab Indian Institute of Management Calcutta Joka.http://www.http://www. Registration fee for employers for using placement services facilities will be INR 15000 (per employer). Employers who want to post positions and participate as recruiters in the placement services should contact asstmgr_finlab@iimcal. there are a host of other hotels in Kolkata that participants can choose from. Placement Services Placement services facilities will be available at the India Finance Conference 2012. The fee will cover one registration for the conference.org/ • Hotel East Palace Pvt. 2467-8312 – 8313 (Extn.ac.ac.ernet.com/home.http://www. Accommodation shall be on a single occupancy basis and shall be charged separately – the cost is going to be Rs.html Apart from these.

Bordered by the famous Hooghly river on the west. is rich in cultural values and traditions.January are moderately cold days. Kolkata boasts of many places of historical and scientific importance like Victoria Memorial Hall. A huge population from the nearby suburban areas of Kolkata commutes on a daily basis through the bus. Ahmedabad 380015. Generally during April to June temperature is fairly high. Kolkata boasts of a number of exceptional academic and research institutes such as Indian Statistical Institute. Shibpur.Jacob Joshy Assistant Professor. and it connects the busy city with Howrah and other important roadways to India. The city is well connected by air and rail to all major cities in India. The city has all the facilities of International airport to the busiest railway stations to the crowded bus stations and a large port serving to the needs of the travelers.Bag stands as a reflection of the sacrificed lives for freedom. Jute Research Institute etc. The city is blessed with connections through the air. Europe. Boat. The communication facilities have paved the way for getting to Kolkata (by Air. USA and the Gulf.No: + 91 79 6632 4878 (Office) + 91 79 6632 4951 (Secretary. Kolkata is known for its richness in culture and presently the fast developing Information Technology industry. Getting to Kolkata: One of the four metros of India. Bengal Engineering & Science University. Train. It has an International Airport and is connected to major cities of Asia. Science City etc. Early mornings are foggy and ideal for leisurely walks. The developments in the city have pressed the demand for better communication of Kolkata to all other cities of the country.D. trains and boat service of Kolkata. Kolkata. India. Finance & Accounting Area Wing 8-H. Jadavpur University. one of the largest cities of India. Botanical Garden. The weather is pleasurable with temperatures around 20 C. road. Indian Institute of Management Vastrapur. Indian Art College. rains will be there during July to September and December. train and boat from almost every point of the country. Birla Planetarium. Tel. Indian Museum. Road) an easy affair to handle. December to January is the best time to visit Kolkata. The city is brilliantly connected not only to the different parts of India but also to the different corners of the world too. Mr. the “City of Joy”. and B. In addition to IIMC. The communication facilities to Kolkata not only helps the long distance travelers to get to Kolkata but it also is the way of thoroughfare for nearly a million people daily. Harshadkumar) The City of Kolkata Kolkata. The city has stretches of hot seasons as well as rainy seasons and moderate winter seasons. may also be termed as one of the pioneers in starting the freedom movement in India. . Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics. Howrah Bridge is the only cantilever bridge in the country.B.

By Train: Kolkata is very well connected by train to all parts of the country – for further details about the train connections as well as availability.By Air: Kolkata is home to two different airports. about 35 kms from Kolkata airport and 20 kms from Howrah / Sealdah railway station. Nagpur. Around ten international airways operate from Kolkata.indianrail.in). Visakhapatnam. Tezpur. Kolkata is also connected to the major destinations of the world. . Port Blair. Amritsar and Leh to the city. The fare from the airport to IIMC is about Rs 300. Ranchi. Patna. please refer to the Indian Railways website (www. On arrival you can hire a taxi. Getting to IIM Calcutta Campus: The IIMC campus is at Joka.gov. Lucknow. Besides the major cities of the country the airways of the Kolkata connects Jorhat. It is about Rs 200 from Howrah station. One is for the Domestic purpose called DumDum Airport and the one for the International destinations called the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport. Kolkata is connected to almost all destinations of the country via direct or hopping flights. Silchar. IIMC does not make any transportation arrangement for participants.