Centre for Finance and Investment

School of Management and Languages

Heriot-Watt University

CFI Research Seminar Series 2018/19

All seminars will be in MB162 at 1.15pm (unless stated otherwise)


 Semester 1

Monday 15th October 2018 Marc Groenwald, (Aberdeen University), “How to Measure Financial Market Efficiency? A Multifractality-Based Quantitative Approach with an Application to the European Carbon Market”



Monday 29th October 2018

Panayiotis Andreou, (Durham University), “The effect of institutional ownership on firms thrust to compete”


Monday 5th November 2018
in MBG33
Antonios Siganos (University of Glasgow), “A sleep disturbance proxy based on Google search activity, and stock market returns”


Monday 26th November 2018   at 2.15pm


Monday 3rd December 2018

Man Dang (The University of Danang), “Media coverage and stock return synchronicity”                                                                                  


Seth Armitage (University of Edinburgh), Working Title -“Are pension contributions a threat to shareholder payouts?”

Semester 2  
Monday 28th January 2019

Giovanni Calice, (University of Loughborough), Working Title - “The Term Structure of Sovereign CDS and the Cross-Section of Exchange Rate Predictability”


Monday 11th February 2019

Marcel Lukas (Heriot-Watt University), Working Title - “The Influence of Budgeting on Spending: Evidence from the UK’s largest financial aggregation app.”


Monday 4th March 2019

Patrick McColgan (University of Strathclyde), “Synergy and managerial control threats as determinants of employee layoffs”


Monday 18th March 2019 Tim King (University of Kent), Working Title - “Is experience relevant in banking? Evidence from the U.S. financial sector”