McGill Global Asset Management Conference


From 2003 to 2015 the conference brought together leading academics and members of the investment banking industry to focus on new issues in global capital markets. The following, not all-inclusive, areas were considered:


• Impact of globalization on contagion, risk, and asset allocation
• Integrated global risk management and sectoral allocation
• Ascendance of emerging markets and cross-border capital flows
• Financial crisis and the role of liquidity in global asset valuation
• Links between capital structure and firm returns around the world
• Effects of corporate governance on international investments
• International mutual fund and hedge fund performance evaluation
• Investor behavior and global asset pricing


Papers that were not international in their nature but addressed novel theoretical, methodological, or empirical issues in asset management were also considered.


A blind copy of each submitted paper was reviewed and ranked independently by two program committee members. About ten papers receiving the highest marks were accepted for presentation.


The conference took place at McGill's Faculty of Management (1001 Sherbrooke St. West) on the first Thursday and Friday of June.


The local conference organizers were Vihang Errunza and Sergei Sarkissian.



Conference Programs


Program of the 7th GAMC, June 4-5, 2015
In partnership with the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis


Program of the 6th GAMC, June 6-7, 2013
In partnership with the Review of Financial Studies
Keynote Speaker: Bernard Dumas, INSEAD


Program of the 5th GAMC, June 2-3, 2011
Keynote Speaker: Bruno Solnik, HEC–Paris and HKUST
Distinguished Speaker: John Murray, Bank of Canada


Program of the 4th GAMC, June 4-5, 2009
Keynote Speaker: Campbell Harvey, Duke University


Program of the 3rd GAMC, June 7-8, 2007
Keynote Speaker: Ravi Jagannathan, Northwestern University


Program of the 2nd GAMC, June 2-3, 2005
Keynote Speaker: Wayne Ferson, Boston College


Program of the 1st GAMC, June 5-6, 2003
Keynote Speaker: René Stulz, Ohio State Univerisity