Past week the Financial Engineering and Banking Society (FEBS) held its 5th International Conference. The Conference took place from 11-13 June in the Audencia Nantes School of Management, Nantes, France and it was attended by more than two hundred prestigious researches from all over the world.
Edward Altman and Robert DeYoung were in charge of the Plenary Sessions entitled: “Credit Markets: Is it a Bubble?” and “How Bank Profit-seeking and Risk-taking Spillover into the Economy”. Dr. Altman is Professor of Finance at the Stern School of Business, New York University, and Director of the Credit and Fixed Income Research Program at the NYU Salomon Center. And Dr.Young is co-editor of the Journal of Money, Credit and Banking; a Senior Research Fellow at the FDIC´s Center for Financial Research; Capital Federal Professor in Finance Markets and Institutions at the University of Kansas.
Among all the presentations, two different communications were given by members of Universidad Cardenal Herrera-CEU: the first one with the title “Macroeconomic determinants of stock market betas” (authors: Gonzalo Rubio, Mariano González and Juan Nave) was presented by professor Gonzalo Rubio. And, the second one “Inefficiency and risk taking behavior in Spanish banking” (authors: María P. García-Alcober, Emili Tortosa-Ausina, Manuel Illueca and Diego Prior) was presented by Dr. María García-Alcober.