A Nobel Prize winner and two former presidents of the American Finance Association are among close to sixty global scholars attending the UBC Summer Finance Conference 2013.

The conference, now in its eleventh year, is by invitation only and draws top academics from all over the world, including the winner of the 2004 Nobel Prize in economics, Professor Finn Kydland of the University of California, Santa Barbara.

“We want the very best new ideas,” says Professor Ron Giammarino of the Finance Division, which is hosting the event at Sauder School of Business from July 25 to 27.

The seminar line-up covers all areas of finance, with research sessions ranging from "Are stock-financed takeovers opportunistic?" to "Rumor has it: sensationalism in financial media".

Twelve finance professors and five PhD students are representing Sauder.

“The conference provides a community for the finance faculty at UBC to meet with leading global scholars,” says Giammarino.

“It also offers an informal way for us to share our work.”

The conference is sponsored and supported by Sauder's Phillips, Hager & North Centre for Financial Research.