Creating Space for Top Finance Research in the Front Range

Dean Christie-David

The 2017 Front Range Finance Seminar was hosted at the University of Colorado Denver Business School on Friday April 21st, 2017. Hosted for the second year in a row by the CU Denver Business School, the Front Range Finance Seminar presents a unique forum for finance faculty in the Front Range region to exchange research, present ideas, and provide feedback in a collegiate environment.

The goal of the highly anticipated seminar was to highlight prominent research and provide an environment for thoughtful discussion. “The quality of the papers was high and the discussions insightful. It was a great success. I would like to thank Yosef Bonaparte, Christina Conger, Justine Von Arb, and Megan Stribling for their efforts,” said Dean Rohan Christie-David of the CU Denver Business School.

Organized by Yosef Bonaparte, Assistant Professor of Finance, the Front Range Finance Seminar was extraordinarily successful in connecting the Front Range finance community and beyond. Participants took part in the presentations and discussions including an industry pinnacle keynote speech was delivered by Professor George Korniotis regarding stock market participation and asset allocation.

Previous seminars were hosted at Colorado State University (September 2010), University of Wyoming (April 2011), and University of Colorado Denver (September 2011, April 2015 and 2016).

Some quotes from participants include:

“This was a remarkable conference; you have built something very impressive, which is a great contribution to finance academia. The program was extremely strong and the discussants were also great, which I think is the real measure of a great conference!” –Davidson Heath, University of Utah

“Thank you. I really enjoyed the conference, and it was a nice honor to be awarded best paper especially with such a good program!” –Tony Cookson, University of Colorado Boulder

“I wanted to thank you for inviting me to the 2017 FRFS. I greatly enjoyed the interesting presentations and it is great to see that finance research is alive and well in the Front Range. I think it is safe to say that all guests were impressed by the professional organization and that everyone had an excellent time at dinner.” –Philipp Schaberl, University of Denver

“Thank you for your efforts in arranging an excellent program and a great event for all of us in the region to come together.” –Harry Turtle, Colorado State University

“Thanks again for putting together a great conference. Always a ton of work, so our appreciation for you doing all of the heavy lifting.” –Robert Dam, Colorado State University

“Thank you so much for organizing the conference! It was wonderful.” –Shaun Davies, University of Colorado Boulder

On behalf of the hosts and participants, we would like to thank everyone for the insightful discussions and helping continue the tradition of quality research here at the Business School and around the Front Range. Also, thank you to Student Assistants Christina Conger and Ryan Conder in conjunction with Faculty Coordinators Linda Theus-Lee, Megan Stribling, John Pham and IT, Terri Vasquez, Connor Rumsey, Kim Halpern, Rebecca Ward, Lena Gerber, Justin Von-Arb, Malena Brohm, and Buddy Gregory for their assistance with the planning, organization, and running of the event.