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2019

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Ashwini Agrawal brings home the 4 Nations Cup

The Department of Finance is delighted to congratulate Dr Ashwini Agrawal for his victory in the 4 Nations Cup: a competition that brings together the most promising young scholars in financial economics. His paper “Takeovers and Endogenous Labor reallocation” was one of the papers that brought about the UK team’s victory. Read more.

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Christopher Polk awarded JFE Paper of the Year

Head of Department, Professor Christoper Polk's co-authored paper, 'An intertemporal CAPM with stochastic volatility', has been awarded the Capital Markets and Asset Pricing paper of the year by the Journal of Financial EconomicsRead more.

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Martin Oehmke appointed to ESRB Advisory Committee

The General Board of the European Systemic Risk Board has appointed Associate Professor Martin Oehmke as a member of the European Systemic Risk Board Advisory Scientific Committee (ASC) for a four-year renewable term. Read more.

Women in Finance 2019 Panellists

Navigating a Career in Finance: A Journey with Women in ETFs

On the 31st January 2019, the Department of Finance held its third annual 'Women in Finance' event which had a particular focus on ‘Women in Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)’. Read more.

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Student blog: MSc Finance & Economics graduation trip to Sardinia

Enrico Calabresi (MSc Finance & Economics, 2018-19) blogs about the class graduation trip to Sardinia this summer. Read more.

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Student blog: Sharpe House heads to Amsterdam

BSc Finance students Arthur Boscher, Felix Oblin and Mateo Simon blog about the Sharpe House annual trip. Destination: Amsterdam! Read more.

2018

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Congratulations to the Department of Finance Prize Winners for 2018

The Department of Finance would like to congratulate all our graduating students and particularly the winners of the Antoine Faure-Grimaud Prizes, awarded for the best overall performance in each of our Postgraduate programmes.

We are also pleased to announce the winners of our Prize for Outstanding Performance in the 1st year of BSc Finance. Read More.

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BSc Finance: schnitzels, snow and sightseeing in Vienna

Students on the BSc Finance have a house system, where each student is allocated into a house on arrival at LSE. Each house has a budget for events and activities. This January, House Sharpe, made up of first and second year BSc Finance students, organised a trip to Vienna. Read more.

 

VC Pitch Day

Start-ups meet investors at Pitch Day

The Department of Finance hosted a venture capital 'Pitch Day' which saw eight start-up companies pitch to a panel of four renowned investors from venture firms AccelDN CapitalLocalGlobe and Bessemer.

The event was also a chance for theory to meet practice for students who were tasked with grading these real-life company pitches as part of their final course assessment. Read more.

Isaac Haq

Department of Finance Student Launches LSE Venture Capital Society

MSc Finance & Private Equity student, Isaac Haq, has launched LSE’s first and only Venture Capital Society. The 22-year-old already has a medical degree from the University of Cambridge, co-founded two health-focussed non-profit organisations, and worked in business development for a biotechnology firm. Read more.

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MSc Finance alumnus named one of Forbes' 30 under 30

Christian Arnstedt (MSc Finance 2010) has been named one of Forbes’ 30 under 30 for Europe in 2018. Christian was awarded his place on the list due to his role as co-founder of Blazar Capital, a company developing ideas for new global businesses. Read more.

 

2017

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Pathways to Banking and Finance Programme Launch

Programme launch for two-year access programme for studying Finance.

The Department of Finance is pleased to announce the Pathways to Banking and Finance programme which launched on Wednesday 15th November 2017. Read more.

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Women in Finance & the City

BSc Finance students encourage secondary school pupils towards careers in Finance.

The Department of Finance is proud to have supported an event at Blackheath High School aimed at encouraging young women and girls in pursuing careers in finance. Read more.

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International Research Awards for Professor Ian Martin

The Department of Finance is pleased to announce that Professor Ian Martin has recently been honoured with two prestigious international research awards.

Professor Ian Martin's paper "What is the Expected Return on a Stock?" (co-authored with Christian Wagner) won the Wharton School-WRDS Best Paper Award in Empirical Finance at the 2017 annual conference of the Western Finance Association. The paper was also awarded an Honourable Mention at the AQR Insight Award 2017. Read more.

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Department now hiring: Assistant Professor - applications now open

Applications are invited from outstanding candidates for one or more career-track Assistant Professor in Finance posts. The closing date for receipt of applications is 23 November 2017 (23.59 UK time). For more information please see how to apply.

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Department tops worldwide rankings for graduate job placement

The Department of Finance has once again come first in the global list of the top 30 Master's in Finance programmes.

The MSc Finance (full-time) programme has topped the list of Master's in Finance programmes for getting a job in investment banking for the second year running, after also taking the top spot in 2016.

LSEmotto

Congratulations to the Department of Finance Prize Winners for 2017

The Department of Finance would like to congratulate all our graduating students and particularly the winners of the Antoine Faure-Grimaud Prizes, awarded for the best overall performance in each of our Postgraduate programmes.

We are also pleased to announce the winners of our inaugural Prize for Outstanding Performance in the 1st year of BSc Finance. Read More.

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Dr Dirk Jenter on inaugural LSE IQ Podcast: Why is CEO pay so high?

Featuring in the very first new monthly podcast from LSE, Dr Dirk Jenter contributes to the discussion of how big company bosses continue to command ever increasing salaries despite shareholder rebellions, government intervention and public criticism. Listen here.  

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VIDEO & PODCAST: Culture, Discrimination, and Economic Exchange

- March

In his inaugural LSE public lecture, Professor Daniel Paravisini discusses the challenges in establishing whether, and through what mechanism, culture may affect economic exchange. Watch now.

 

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Second annual Women in Finance event takes place at LSE

- February

On 23rd February the Department of Finance held its Second Annual Women in Finance event. A panel of five outstanding women with successful careers in finance shared stories and gave advice on career progression, maintaining a work-life balance and the importance of finding your mentor. Read more

2016

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MSc Finance Graduate wins WCIB Dissertation Prize

- December 2016

The Department of Finance is pleased to announce that Thomas Raoux, an MSc Finance alumnus, has won the annual WCIB prize for his dissertation entitled “Determinants of the Method of Payment in U.S Mergers and Acquisitions”. The Worshipful Company of International Bankers (WCIB) offers the prize each year to students from a number of participating institutions. Thomas received a certificate of merit and a cheque for £300 during a ceremony at LSE on 1 December. Read more.

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Even Before Brexit, London Lost Its Status as Derivatives Center

- Bloomberg.com, December 2016

As London’s financial sector prepares for Brexit, a new report shows the capital has already been overtaken by New York as the biggest center for off-exchange derivatives trading. LSE's Andrea Vedolin explains the reason for this change. Read more.

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MSc Finance Students Come Top in UK Investment Banking M&A Competition

- November 2016

In the Grand Final of the Investment Banking Series M&A Challenge 2016, the largest and most recognised student competition on investment banking in the UK, three of the nine final teams were LSE MSc Finance and MSc Finance & Private Equity students. They faced a panel of investment banker judges from Evercore, Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan - and the LSE students eventually came out on top. Read more.

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How to Fix Wall Street’s Flawed System of Compensation

- July 2016

The New York Times has reported on a recent speech by Emeritus Professor Charles Goodhart, who argues that transformation of the old partnership culture into a bonus culture where bankers, traders and executives have minimal accountability, has resulted in a marked increase in the frequency and intensity of financial crises. Read more.

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MSc Risk & Finance Graduate is Awarded WCIB Dissertation Prize

- May 2016

The Department of Finance is pleased to announce that Jamie Reid, an MSc Risk & Finance alumnus, has won the annual WCIB prize for his dissertation. A small award ceremony attended by staff and faculty from the Department of Finance and a WCIB representative was held at LSE on Tuesday 24 May, where the winner was presented with his certificate of merit and a cheque for £300. Read more.

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Inaugural Women in Finance event takes place at LSE

- February 2016

The Department of Finance has hosted its first annual Women in Finance event, organised by Janet Bacastow, Andrea Vedolin, Michela Verardo and Kathy Yuan. 

A panel of seven outstanding women with successful careers in finance shared stories and gave advice on career progression, maintaining a work-life balance and the importance of mentors. Read more.

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LSE Finance Graduate features on Forbes 30 Under 30 - Europe Finance list

- January 2016

Lauren Hurwitz, who graduated from LSE’s MSc Finance (Part-time) in 2010, has been selected as one of the brightest young Finance professionals in Europe by leading business magazine Forbes.

The '30 Under 30 Europe Finance' list aims to highlight the top emerging talent in the field. Read more.

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Ulf Axelson receives Brattle Group Distinguished Paper Prize for second year running

- January 2016

The Department of Finance is pleased to announce that for the second year running Ulf Axelson has been awarded the Brattle Group Distinguished Paper Prize at the AFA annual meeting in San Francisco.

Ulf’s paper, 'Wall Street Occupations', was co-authored with Philip Bond (Foster School of Business). Read more

 

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