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The New Zealand Finance Colloquium was an initiative introduced in 1996 to promote the discussion, dissemination and development of finance related research within New Zealand. The colloquium is an annual event organised and held at universities throughout the country.

24th Annual (2020) New Zealand Finance Colloquium

The 24th Annual New Zealand Finance Colloquium was hosted by the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law at Auckland University of Technology in Auckland central on the 13th and 14th of February 2020.

The event included a PhD symposium on the morning of 13th February, 2020 with the main colloquium sessions commencing in the afternoon of the 13th February, 2020.

PhD Symposium Awards

  • Auckland Centre for Financial Research (AUT Business School)
    Toxic Expectations: Analyst Forecasts and Firm Pollution
    Mihir Tirodkar, University of Auckland

Colloquium Awards

  • BLR outstanding research award
    A trophy that acknowledges the founders of the colloquium, Professor Glenn Boyle, Dr. Martin Lally, and Professor Larry Rose.
    Climate Disasters and Insider Trading
    Rui Ma, La Trobe University
    Ben Marshall, Massey University (Presenter)
    Hung Nguyen, Massey University
    Nhut Nguyen, Auckland University of Technology
    Nuttawat Visaltanachoti, Massey University


  • NZX Awards ( 2 x $5,000)
    Two awards for outstanding research with practical application to the New Zealand capital markets.

    Do Analysts Learn From Each Other? – A New Approach to an Unresolved Question
    Ling Cen, Chinese University of Hong kong
    Yuk Ying (Candie) Chang, Massey University (Presenter)
    Sudipto Dasgupta, Chinese University of Hong Kong


    CEO Pay-Performance Sensitivity and Stock Return Variance: Evidence from New Zealand
    Tyler Haslemore, University of Otago
    Helen Roberts, University of Otago (Presenter)

  • MBIE Best Paper Award for Capital Markets ($1,000)
    The Best Paper Award for Capital Markets was sponsored by The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE)
    What if dividends were tax-exempt? Evidence from a natural experiment.
    Dušan Isakov, University of Fribourg
    Christophe Pérignon, HEC Paris
    Jean-Philippe Weisskopf, Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (Presenter)


  • CFA ARX Best Paper Award ($1,000)
    The CFA ARX Best Paper Award was sponsored by CFA Institute Asia-Pacific Research Exchange.
    Of Fogs and Bogs: Does Litigation Risk Make Financial Reports Less Readable?
    Mark Humphery-Jenner, UNSW Business School (Presenter)
    Yun Liu Keck, Graduate Institute
    Vikram Nanda, University of Texas at Dallas
    Sabatino Silveri, University of Memphis
    Minxing Sun, Clemson University


  • INFINZ Best Paper award for Investments ($1,000)
    The Best Paper Award for Investments was sponsored by the Institute of Finance Professionals New Zealand Inc (INFINZ)
    Machine Valuation
    Paul Geerstema, University of Auckland (Presenter)
    Helen Lu, University of Auckland


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