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

2015-05-28 17:30

Advokatfirman Wistrand’s offices on Regeringsgatan 65


The turnaround of Thule Group – a case study

SIFR is delighted to announce that we together with TMA Sweden are co-hosting this seminar where Hans Eckerström of Nordic Capital will present an interesting case study of Nordic Capital’s acquisition, turnaround and stock exchange listing of the classic Swedish company Thule Group, with an annual turnover of almost SEK 6 billion. The seminar will primarily focus on the turnaround phase of Thule Group, during which the company went from being unprofitable to successful, which later enabled a listing of the company.

Hans Eckerström is a former partner at Nordic Capital, a leading private equity fund primarily focused on the Nordic region with total committed capital of approx. EUR 12.5 billions and approx. 30 portfolio companies. Since joining Nordic Capital in 2001, Hans has previously been involved in a number of buy-outs including SATS, Canal+, Cloetta/Leaf, Aditro, Nefab and Saferoad. Hans currently serves on the boards of the Thule Group, Brink International and Britax.

Drinks and light snacks are served from 17.30. Hans Eckerström’s seminar will begin at 18.00. The seminar is estimated to end at 19:30.
Only a limited number of seats are available. Please sign up now to ensure your attendance. Sign up here.


2015-06-22 16:30

In the Aula at the Stockholm School of Economics, Sveavägen 65, Stockholm


How to create financial stability with low or negative interest rates – The role of Macroprudential policies.

On the occasion of the conference “Riksbank Macroprudential Conference Series” organised jointly by The Riksbank, The Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority and the Swedish House of Finance we are happy to invite you to a discussion between Amir Sufi, University of Chicago, Martin Flodén, the Riksbank and Arvind Krishnamurthy, Stanford Graduate School of Business (tbc), moderated by Per Strömberg, Stockholm School of Economics.
The discussion will deal with the role of macroprudential policies in an economy with low or negative interest rates.
The discussion takes place in the Aula at the Stockholm School of Economics on Monday June 22, 16.30 – 18.00 followed by refreshments and snacks.
You are very welcome, rsvp not later than June 15 to info@sifr.org   Invitation Macroprudential

August 24-25 2015

Konferens Spårvagnshallarna Birger Jarlsgatan 57 A, Stockholm


SIFR Conference on Insurance Economics: New Risks, New Regulation, New Approaches

The Institute for Financial Research (SIFR) is pleased to invite interested academics and practitioners to a conference on “Insurance economics: New risks, new regulation, new approaches” on August 24-25, 2015, in Stockholm.
Conference theme
The conference will bring together leading academics with practitioners and policymakers to discuss recent research on the 21st century challenges of insurance.
The first conference day will feature keynote presentations and panels with leading scholars and practitioners. The program includes the following speakers:• Viral Acharya, Stern School of Business, New York University, “Is the Insurance Sector Systemically Important?”

• Robert Merton, MIT, “The Crisis in retirement planning.”
• Viral Acharya, Stern School of Business, New York University, “Is the Insurance Sector Systematically Important.”
• Dwight Jaffee, Haas School of Business, University of California at Berkeley, “Insurance Risks and Government Interventions.”
• Ralph Koijen, London Business School, “Shadow Insurance.”
• Howard Kunreuther, Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania, “Insurance and Behavioral Economics.”

The second conference day has a standard academic format with presentations of frontier research papers, discussant comments and general discussion.

Call – Invitation Insurance Conference 


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