Best Paper Award for “Financial Advice and Bank Profits” by Stefan Ruenzi

Stefan Ruenzi received the Engelbert Dockner Memorial Prize for the best paper presented at the 2017 WU Gutmann Center Symposium for the paper “Financial Advice and Bank Profits” (joint with Daniel Hoechle, Nic Schaub, and Markus...[more]


Best Paper Award for "Surprise in Short Interest" by P. Lesnevski and E. Smajlbegovic

For their paper "Surprise in Short Interest" Pavel Lesnevski and Esad Smajlbegovic received the best paper in behavioral finance award at the European Joint Conference 2017 of Academy of Entrepreneurial Finance (Europe)...[more]


Now Hiring Student Assistants

...for the Spring/Summer semester 2017.[more]


The introductory slides for the course FIN 580 - Derivatives I

The introductory slides for the course FIN 580 - Derivatives I are available at the course page.[more]


Paper accepted by Journal of Financial Economics

The paper "Tail Risk in Hedge Funds: A Unique View from Portfolio Holdings" by Vikas Agarwal, Stefan Ruenzi, and Florian Weigert has been accepted for publication by the Journal of Financial Economics.[more]


Papers by Ruenzi and by Hillert and Ungeheuer at EFA Meetings

The papers "Financial Advice and Bank Profits" (by Hoechle, Ruenzi, Schaub, and Schmid) and "Ninety Years of Media Coverage and the Cross-Section of Stock Returns" (by Hillert and Ungeheuer) have been accepted...[more]


Carina Leonhardt received award for her master thesis

We are glad to announce that one of our former students has been awarded by the "Stiftung Kommunikations- und Medienwissenschaften". Carina Leonhardt won this prize for her master thesis "How Does the Media Report...[more]


City Wire reports on research by Ruenzi

City Wire covers the research paper "Sex Matters - Gender Bias in the Mutual Fund Industry" (joint with Alexandra Niessen-Ruenzi) in an article from June 1, 2016. Read the full article here. [more]