The 3nd Vietnam Symposium in Banking and Finance (VSBF), jointly organized by the Association of Vietnamese Scientists and Experts (AVSE Global), the International Society for the Advancement of Financial Economics (ISAFE), and The College of Economics - Hue University will take place on 25-27 October 2018, in Hue city, Vietnam. It aims at providing academics, doctoral students, and practitioners with a forum for presenting their research findings and discussing current and challenging issues in banking and finance. The Symposium is also an ideal occasion for Vietnamese scholars to exchange research experiences and develop research projects with their international colleagues.

The symposium organizers welcome submissions of theoretical and empirical research papers (English only and in PDF files) in all areas of banking and finance for presentation. The following topics, but not limited to, are particularly encouraged: Asset pricing and allocation; Banking regulation and financial services; Behavioral finance; Capital market integration; Corporate finance, IPOs, SEOs, M&A; Corporate governance; Dynamics of international capital markets; Emerging markets finance; Entrepreuneurial finance; Finance and sustainability; Financial econometrics; Financial engineering and derivatives; Financial markets, institutions and money; Financial modeling; Financial policy and regulation; Investment funds; Macro-financial linkages; Market behavior and efficiency; Market linkages, financial crises and contagion; Market microstructure; Portfolio management and optimization; Risk management; Securitization.


Special Tracks

Mathematical Programming in Finance and Insurance

Description: This special track is devoted to the recent developments of mathematical programming models in the fields of finance and insurance. Attention will be devoted to solve advanced optimization problems related to finance, insurance and investments formulated through analytical operational research techniques that include scalar optimization, dynamic optimization, multi-criteria decision aid, set-valued optimization, stochastic optimization, fuzzy optimization, etc. This special track aims at bringing together researchers and practitioners from all over the world to discuss new recent methodological developments and ideas in the area of mathematical programming in finance and insurance as well as new empirical estimation techniques and robustness results.

Topics include: Scalar optimization, Dynamic programming, Multi-criteria decision aid, Set-valued optimization, Optimal control, Stochastic programming, Fuzzy optimization, Robust optimization, Portfolio selection, Asset allocation, Risk management, Option pricing, Model calibration, Financial economics, Insurance portfolio, Insurance premium, Pension funds, and other applications of mathematical programming to finance and insurance.

Track Chairs: Fouad Ben Abdelaziz (NEOMA Business School, France) & Davide La Torre (University of Milan, Italy)

Fintech and Regulation

Description: Within the LabEx ReFi (Financial Regulation) sponsored by the CNRS (ANR N° 10-LABEX-0095-01), a recent research axis has been created on the topics of Data Science, Blockchain and the related regulatory issues. These topics are not new and various publications, discussions, recommendations around these subjects already exist. However, most of their findings are still embryonic. Therefore this research group is interested in analysing the key characteristics and capabilities offered by these subjects in compliance with the financial regulation.

Topics include: The objectives of this invited/special session is to enable the discussions related to these topics through the exposition of the different positions and opinions coming, for instance, from scientists, managers and regulators in order to confront these points of views, and to facilitate the emergence of interesting new research topics and pertinent recommendations for banks, insurance companies, Fintechs and regulatory bodies.

Track Chairs: Dominique Guégan (University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne & Labex Réfi, France) & Bertrand Hassani (University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne & Labex Réfi, France)


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