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PhD Conference in Monetary and Financial Economics, 27 June 2016

The Centre for Global Finance hosted a national PhD Conference in Monetary and Financial Economics on Monday 27 June 2016. The event attracted conference papers from 22 PhD students from across the UK and further afield plus other attendees looking to benchmark their work against their peers. CGF members acted as discussants for the papers and provided some very detailed and expert feedback.

The event also included two prominent keynote speakers:

  • Professor Kent Matthews
  • Sir Julian Hodge Professor of Banking and Finance, Cardiff University, who presented on the topic of “Banks and SME Finance: Does Distance Matter?”
  • Jeremy Batstone-Carr, Chief Economist and Strategist at the investment bank
  • Charles Stanley, who presented a talk entitled, “Oh Productivity, Wherefore Art Though Productivity?”

Both talks were very well received and gave rise to significant discussion.

The event, part-sponsored by the Royal Economic Society and held at UWE Bristol for the fifth time, was a great success and places UWE firmly on the academic map for research excellence in this field. Jon Tucker and Peter Howells co-organised the event and Lauren Rees and Jane Askew provided expert conference planning support.

CGF members who acted as subject specialist discussants were:

  • Osman Yukselturk
  • Cherif Guermat
  • Peter Howells
  • Ufuk Ismail Misirlioglu
  • Jon Tucker
  • Laura Povoledo
  • Yanhui Zhu
  • Simon Wilde
  • Daniela Gabor
  • Iris Biefang-Friscancho Mariscal
  • Vasco Vendrame

Keynote speaker slides

Kent Matthews - Banks and SME Financing: Does Distance Matter?

Jeremy Batstone - "Oh Productivity, Wherefore Art Thou Productivity?"

Centre for Global Finance hosts the Bank of England

Stephen Collins from Bank of England with Jon Tucker from UWE BristolThe Centre for Global Finance hosted an excellent talk by Stephen Collins, Regional Agent of the Bank of England on Tuesday 17 May, entitled, “The Bank’s View of the Economic and Financial Outlook”. The talk, followed by a buffet lunch, was attended by academics, research students and students from across the University, focused on the impact of referendum uncertainty, growth and inflation forecasts, and the future path of the Bank Rate. The questions from the audience, and in particular from our economics colleagues, were very challenging and the responses provided plenty of food for thought.

Download the slides from the Bank of England talk.

CORE Economics

The Centre for Global Finance hosted a very successful CORE Economics event at the Exhibition and Conference Centre on Thursday 28 January 2016. The event was attended by economics academics from across the UK and further afield, and included a talk by Professor Wendy Carlin from University College London, amongst others. The event, organised by Jon Tucker, Peter Howells and Laura Povoledo, was an excellent forum for discussing new developments in undergraduate economics teaching. The Head of Economics at UWE, Damian Whittard gave a talk on his experience and reflections on economics teaching and learning, and a number of UWE Bristol economics colleagues attended and contributed.

The CORE Project aims to provide an innovative and interactive way to teach undergraduate economics, with greater reference to real world experience. Further details are found on the CORE website.

PhD Conference in Monetary and Financial Economics

The Centre for Global Finance hosted a PhD Conference in Monetary and Financial Economics on Monday 29 June. The event attracted conference papers from 21 PhD students from across the UK and further afield plus other attendees looking to benchmark their work against their peers. CGF members acted as discussants for the papers and provided some very detailed and expert feedback on each. The event also included two prominent keynote speakers: Professor Jagjit Chadha, Professor of Economics, University of Kent, Visiting Professor at the University of Cambridge, and Gresham Professor of Commerce who presented on 'Monetary Policy After the Fall'; and Professor Ian Tonks, Professor of Finance, School of Management, University of Bath who presented a paper on 'Decentralized Investment Management: Evidence from the Pension Fund Industry'. The event, part-sponsored by the Royal Economic Society and held at UWE for the fourth time, was a great success and places CGF firmly on the academic map for research excellence in this field. Thanks to Jon Tucker and Peter Howells who co-organised the event and Lauren Rees who provided expert conference planning support. Thanks also to CGF members who did an excellent job acting as discussants: Osman Yukselturk, Cherif Guermat, Peter Howells, Ismail Adelopo, Vasco Vendrame, Yannis Dafermos, Jo Michell, Jon Tucker, Kobil Ruziev, Laura Povoledo and Yanhui Zhu.

Keynote speaker slides

Professor Ian Tonks - Decentralized Investment Management: Evidence from the Pension Fund Industry

Professor Jagjit Chadha - Monetary Policy After the Fall

Santander keynote talk

Jon Tucker and Steve PatemanProfessor Jon Tucker from the Centre for Global Finance, FBL, conducted a TV style interview with Steve Pateman, Head of UK Banking at Santander on 11 June 2015. The event held in R block, organised by Alison Heyes, and supported by Carol Jarvis and Mhairi Thelfall, was attended by a group of Team Entrepreneurship students who were joined by students attending the UWE Enterprise Bootcamp. Steve talked about “Issues and challenges facing aspiring entrepreneurs and UK business”, and tackled some really well informed questions from the students. Santander, through the Santander Universities initiative, has provided significant support to UWE in recent years to fund student bursaries, scholarships, travel bursaries and internships.

Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI)

Chartered Institute for Securities and InvestmentCentre for Global Finance hosted an excellent CPD event for the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI) at the ECC on Thursday 5 February.

We had three speakers at the event: Jake Moeller, Head of Lipper United Kingdom and Ireland Research (Thomson Reuters) who talked on the topic of "What can we learn from the mutual fund flows of 2014?"; Simon Tutton and Robin Chamberlayne, Progressive Strategic Solutions who talked on the topic of "EIS and VCT overview and asset update"; and Alan Custis, Head of UK Equities, Lazards, who talked about "UK equity markets: Key questions for 2015". The event was attended by regional stockbrokers and senior investment managers, Centre members and UWE students on the MSc Finance programme. This is a good example of how we can bring senior professionals on to campus to engage with staff and students.

Thanks to Osman Yukselturk and Lauren Rees who helped to organise the event.

An investor's journey through Wonderland

Guest lecture by Jeremy Batstone-Carr of Charles Stanley

On 27 November 2014, the Centre for Global Finance was pleased to host a guest presentation by Jeremy Batstone-Carr, Chief Economist and Strategist at Charles Stanley.

The talk, entitled 'An investor's journey through Wonderland' discussed whether, seven years from the onset of the global credit crisis, we will see a gradual return to pre-crisis conditions - or begin to adapt to 'a new normal'.

The talk was followed by refreshments and informal discussions on the investment sector between Jeremy and UWE staff and students.

How to Read and Understand Equity Analysts' Reports

Jon Tucker and Osman Yukselturk gave a business breakfast talk with the title, "How to Read and Understand Equity Analysts' Reports" at Brewin Dolphin stockbrokers on Thursday 22 October. The event, hosted by the investment professional body, the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI), was attended by stockbrokers from across the region, and was followed by a Q&A session on the technicalities of analysts' reports and current stock market news.

The Centre for Global Finance has established strong links with the CISI since it was awarded Centre of Excellence status in 2012, and more recently both CGF colleagues and students have become members of the CISI Bristol and Bath Regional Committee. CGF has hosted a series of CPD and careers events for the CISI over the last few years, and this important link has enabled UWE to promote its teaching, research and consultancy expertise to a far wider audience of finance industry professionals.

PhD Conference in Monetary and Financial Economics

The Centre for Global Finance hosted a special conference for PhD students in the area of monetary and financial economics on 27 June 2014.

The conference addressed research students in this broad field, including monetary economics, banking, financial markets and corporate finance.

It offered PhD students an opportunity to present their work and to interact with other students and experienced researchers in a relaxed and informal environment.

View full details and conference programme

CISI Educational Trust Awards 2014

Students holding certificatesMateusz Zielinski, a student on the MSc Finance programme at UWE Bristol, has been awarded £2,500 by the CISI Educational Trust in a competition for outstanding masters student coursework in a UK-wide competition.

The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) is the largest and most widely respected professional body for those who work in the securities and investment industry in the UK and in a growing number of financial centres globally. Mateusz received his award at a ceremony at the Head Office of the CISI in London on 17 April 2014.

UWE Bristol's MSc Finance programme confers upon students an exemption from the CISI diploma for those students who complete the programme following the award to the Centre for Global Finance of Centre of Excellence status in 2012.

Will valuation segue to growth?

Guest speaker talk by Jeremy Batstone-Carr, Charles Stanley

The Centre for Global Finance welcomed a guest speaker talk by Jeremy Batstone-Carr, Director of Private Client Research at Charles Stanley, on Wednesday 27 November 2013. The talk addressed the question "Will Valuation Segue to Growth?", and explored the current and expected future performance of different asset classes across the globe in the light of both macroeconomic influences and government policy actions. The talk was followed by a lively Q&A session during which attendees discussed with Jeremy the impact of hot topics such as the impact of quantitative easing, the basis for scenario analysis, and the 'safety' of gold as an investment.

The talk was very well attended by an audience of staff, research students, and undergraduate and postgraduate students. After the talk, students were given the opportunity to discuss careers in the investment sector with Jeremy over a coffee. Professor Jon Tucker, Director of the Centre for Global Finance, noted that, "it is an essential aspect of our research work that Centre colleagues can discuss current trends with financial market experts, and of course extremely important to students to be up-to-date with real-world market matters to improve the currency of their skills."

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