Birmingham Business School and the Journal of Corporate Finance Co-sponsored Conference: Developments in Alternative Finance

Location
Birmingham Business School
Category
Research, Social Sciences
Dates
Tuesday 25th (09:00) - Wednesday 26th June 2019 (17:00)
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The objective of this co-sponsored conference is to promote both theoretical and empirical research on the challenges and opportunities, developments and dynamics of alternative finance and its impact on traditional financial markets’ liquidity and performance.

Keynote Speaker:
Professor Raghavendra Rau
(Sir Evelyn de Rothschild Professor of Finance at Cambridge Judge Business School)

Pursuant to the recent financial turmoil, businesses are increasingly looking beyond the more traditional sources of external finance such as bonds and stocks. The Alternative Finance market that includes equity-based and donation–based crowdfunding, peer-to-peer finance, peer-to-business finance, invoice trading, revenue and profit sharing crowdfunding, community shares, and pension-led funding has been growing significantly over the past few years.

In the wake of the high level of political, regulatory and economic uncertainty along with recent developments in financial technology, climate change, clean technology and green finance, new contributions in Alternative Finance will significantly change the landscape of sources of finance for businesses.

As a result of its complex nature, limited regulations, and lack of liquidity, regulators worldwide have sought to restrict investors in Alternative Finance to sophisticated investors that include institutional investors and accredited, high-net-worth individuals. Access to new technology however has worked to significantly demystify the Alternative Finance industry, as new forms of Alternative Finance evolve and more investors, or rather, less sophisticated retail investors, have access, there is a need to develop a more nuanced understanding to the motivation beyond the innovative design of alternative sources of finance e.g. crowdfunding and peer-to-peer finance, and their influence on the dynamics market participants.

Maps & Directions

The conference will take place on the University’s self-contained, landscaped campus situated a few miles south of the city centre. 

Accommodation

Campus-based Hotels

Edgbaston Park Hotel
Rooms are available from £109 per night with breakfast or at £90 per night with breakfast if you book by the 26/04/2019, quoting code DAF19. Please call the Reservations team on: 0121 625 3383, quoting code DAF19
https://www.edgbastonparkhotel.com/ 

City centre based hotels
Discounted rates (and further information on visiting Birmingham) are available to the JCF conference delegates via: https://book.passkey.com/go/DAF2019

Conference organisers

  • Hisham Farag (University of Birmingham Business School)
  • Sofia Johan (College of Business, Florida Atlantic University)

Call for papers 

The submission deadline for papers is 15 March 2019.

Download the programme 

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