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The Behavioural Finance and Capital Markets conference is an interdisciplinary conference is a unique event on the Australian Finance research events circuit that brings together Finance scholars and industry practitioners, showcasing state-of-the-art research, theoretical, empirical and experimental papers by both scholars and industry practitioners. It is the only Finance research event in South Australia. The conference is the highlight of the Centre for Applied Financial Studies’ annual research program. We are also very pleased to announce that the reputable international journal ‘Pacific-Basin Journal of Finance’ (ABDC – ranked A) will offer a special issue ‘Market Microstructure’ based on solicited papers that will be presented at the 2016 BFCM Conference.

This year, the conference features a unique Finance Industry forum that will open a discussion about the role of digital technology in Financial markets and automated robotic advice with gurus in the industry from Melbourne and Sydney - Joseph (Joe) Barbara (Senior Manager at ASIC), Mark Fordree (CEO at Ignition Wealth), Kingsley Jones (CEO at Jevons Global), and Rick Klink (CEO at OpenMarkets). The panel is titled ‘Innovations, Financial Robo Advice - Current Trends and Implications for Financial Literacy’. 

The keynote speakers are two of the best scholars in Finance, distinguished internationally, and both with plenty of experience and interactions with the industry. They are Prof. Tarun Chordia (Emory University, US), who will address ‘Do High Frequency Traders Need to be Regulated? Evidence from Trading on Macroeconomic Announcements’, and Prof. Peter Bossaerts (The University of Melbourne, previously from California Institute of Technology) who will speak about ‘Robot Trading: Lessons from Twenty-Five Years of Experimental Research’.

This year, for the first time, we have a keynote speaker representing the Finance Industry. Simon Russell (CEO of Behavioural Finance Australia) will deliberate ‘The Gaps between Behavioural Finance Research and Application’ before the conference dinner on Thursday 29 September at 7 pm.

The rest of the conference program showcases 17 peer-reviewed papers by outstanding internationally recognised scholars as well as PhD students from Australian universities. They are set into sessions with names ranging from Directors’ Mood, (Over)Confidence and Decision Making to Fast and Furious: Institutional Activities, Concentration and Trading Costs.

See the program.

For further information please contact the conference organisers: Prof. Petko Kalev on +61 8 8302 7122 or email, Dr Kartick Gupta on +61 8 830 27179 or email and Dr Lei Xu (Theodore) on +61 8 830 27384 or email



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All Access Conference Ticket

The All Access Conference Ticket includes access to all conference and social events:

  • All Conference sessions
  • Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea
  • Conference Dinner ticket
  • Wine Tour ticket
  Standard from 15 August – 24 September 2016
Full registration AUD$700
Full registration PhD student AUD$350

Individual Tickets

If you prefer to attend a single day of the conference and choose your social events independently:

Day Passes

  Standard from 15 August – 24 September 2016
Day One Conference Reg. AUD$350
Day Two Conference Reg. AUD$350
Day One PhD student Reg. AUD$175
Day Two PhD student Reg. AUD$175

Social Events (+ guests)

  Price Per Ticket
Conference Dinner (29 September 2016) AUD$120
Wine Tour (1 October 2016) AUD$120

*Payment of early bird registration fees are required by midnight 7 August 2016 to qualify for the rate. After the early bird due date, all unpaid early bird registrations will automatically roll over and delegates will be charged at the standard rate.

Past events:   2015 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011

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