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The fifth Cambridge Corporate Finance Theory Symposium at Cambridge Judge Business School will feature a keynote address by Professor Peter DeMarzo of Stanford University.

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The fifth Cambridge Corporate Finance Theory Symposium, to be held 14-15 September at Cambridge Judge Business School, will examine various areas of theoretical corporate finance including discussion of ten academic papers.

The conference is sponsored by the Cambridge Endowment for Research in Finance (CERF), and organised in collaboration with the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR).

The co-author of one of the papers, keynote speaker Professor Peter DeMarzo of Stanford University Graduate School of Business, will discuss how an impatient borrower can sell bonds to a more patient group of lenders – highlighting the problem faced by the borrower in committing to either a financing or default strategy. Professor DeMarzo is current president of the American Finance Association.

Other papers at the symposium look at:

  • bank restructuring
  • bailouts of both small and large banks
  • blockchain
  • remuneration in high finance
  • financing of skilled labour
  • short versus long-termism
  • corporate board deadlock
  • voluntary disclosure
  • leaks in internal communications.

Welcoming remarks will be made by the Dean of Cambridge Judge Business School, Professor Christoph Loch, with an introduction by Bart Lambrecht, Professor of Finance at Cambridge Judge and Director of the Cambridge Endowment for Research in Finance (CERF).