Welcome to SIFR
The Institute for Financial Research

The Institute for Financial Research was started in 2001, and has its offices in the center of Stockholm. The aim of SIFR is to conduct and stimulate high quality research in financial economics. In addition, SIFR has the ambition to narrow the gap between academic research and the practice of the financial industry.

Upcoming Activities

2016-02-16 08:00

SNS, Jakobsbergsgatan 18, Stockholm

Policy Seminar

SNS/SIFR Finanspanel: How will failing banks be handled in Sweden going forward?

January 1, 2016, new rules were introduced in Sweden for managing the failure of financial institutions. Riksgälden (the National Debt Office) has been appointed resolution authority.
The rules are based on the EU Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive and are common for all EU-members but are for the EMU-countries also supplemented with the Banking Union.
Director General of the National Debt Office, Hans Lindblad, will at a Finanspanel on February 16 explain how the debt office will carry out their new and important responsibility
Martin Blåvarg, newly appointed group controller at Handelsbanken, will comment.

The Finanspanel is the meeting forum of SNS and SIFR for the financial sector.

Hans Lindblad, Director General, Riksgälden (the Swedish National Debt Office)
Martin Blåvarg, incoming Grouip Controller, Handelsbanken
Pehr Wissén, SIFR and SNS will be moderating the discussion

Time and Place
Tuesday February 16 from 8:00-9:15, at SNS, Jakobsbergsgatan 18, Stockholm

Registration with breakfast starts at 07:45. The meeting starts at 08:00.

The meeting will be held in Swedish.
Register at the SNS-website.

2016-04-26 13:00

Fotografiska, Stockholm

Conference External Seminar

Conference announcement and Call for papers to Corporate Finance Symposium

Conf announcement and Call for Papers Corporate Finance April 26_27 2016The Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) and the Swedish House of Finance (SHoF) are pleased to invite interested academics and others to the first SSE/SHoF Corporate Finance Symposium on April 26-27, 2016 at Fotografiska in Stockholm. The conference is jointly organized with McKinsey & Company and Mannheimer Swartling Associates.

Conference focus:
Corporate finance has been one of the most active areas of research in finance over the last few decades, but much of this research has had limited impact on corporate finance practice in many areas.  An important goal of this conference is to bring together top academics and prominent practitioners working in corporate finance in order to create a lively forum for exchanging ideas in this field.  The theme of this year’s conference is “Mergers and Acquisitions”.

The first conference day is targeted both towards academics and practitioners, and will focus on two themes within the general topic of M&A: “Programmatic M&A strategies”, where keynote speeches will be given by Gordon Phillips (Professor, Univ. of Southern California) and Moni Miyashita (Senior Advisor, McKinsey & Co); and “De-Biasing M&A Decision Making,” with keynote speakers Ulrike Malmendier (Professor, Berkeley) and Rima Qureshi (Chief Strategy Officer, Ericsson).

Read more here and how to send in papers. 160426_27 Corporate Finance Call for papers final

For more information, go to the Conference and Seminar sections, or visit the News Archive.