2008 News Archive

December 24, 2008:

Last week the RFS received the reviews from the dual review submissions to the Utah Winter Finance Conference. We hope to send out decisions on or just after January 5, 2009. When decisions do go out we will post that information here in the news section. Please check it starting January 5. If you do not hear from us after we have announced that decisions have gone out please let us know.

August 11, 2008:

The RFS is sorry to announce that as of September 1 Professor Joel Hasbrouck will retire from the editorial board. It appears NYU needs his services and unlike the RFS they actually pay him!

At the same time the RFS is pleased to announce that Professor Geert Bekaert will be coming on board as an editor starting September 1. The rest of the journal’s staff wishes him well with his new set of responsibilities and we all look forward to working with him.

July 17, 2008:

The RFS wishes to thank our “retiring” Associate Editors: Viral Acharya, Andrew Ang, Utpal Bhattacharya, Markus Brunnermeier, Murray Frank, and Jean Helwege for their service over the past three years.

At the same time the RFS is pleased to announce the election to three year terms as Associate Editors: Andres Almazan, Heitor Almeida, Allen Berger, Mara Faccio, Charlie Hadlock, and Gideon Saar.

July 7, 2008:

With the conclusion of the annual meeting on June 24 there is a lot to report today:

  • The RFS wishes Tobias Moskowitz all the best in his future endeavors. As of July 1 he has stepped down as editor with the conclusion of his term. Everyone at the RFS greatly appreciates the time and effort he has devoted to the journal over the past three years.
  • The RFS is pleased to welcome Alexander Ljungqvist as its newest editor. We all wish him well as he takes on this demanding job.
  • Congratulations to Stefan Nagel for winning this year’s Outstanding Referee Award.
  • Congratulations to Hayong Yun who received the Young Researcher Prize for his paper, “The Choice of Corporate Liquidity and Corporate Governance.”
  • The runner up for the Michael J. Brennan prize for the best paper in the RFS was awarded to Peter DeMarzo and Michael Fishman for their paper “Agency and Optimal Investment Dynamics.” Congratulations to them as well.
  • Finally, the RFS offers it congratulations to William Goetzmann, Jonathan Ingersoll Jr., Matthew Spiegel, and Ivo Welch who received the Michael J. Brennan prize for their paper, “Portfolio Performance Manipulation and Manipulation-proof Performance Measures.”

For information regarding voting procedures go to “About the RFS” in the navigation bar and follow the link to the FAQ page.

June 19, 2008:

Date, time and location of the Annual Membership Meeting of the Society of Financial Studies

  • Date: Tuesday June 24.
  • Time: 5:30pm to 6:00pm.
  • Location: Hilton Waikoloa Village, Kona 2&3.

The meeting’s agenda will include:

  • Annual reports by the Executive Editor of the RFS and the Treasurer of the SFS.
  • Voting for the SFS’s president and vice-president.
  • Voting for additions to the journal’s editorial board.

Announcement from the SFS Executive Committee:
The Executive Committee of the SFS formed a Nominating Committee consisting of Ravi Jagannathan (Chairman), Wayne Ferson, Richard Green, Kenneth Singleton and Mark Weinstein to nominate candidates to be the next President and Vice President of the Society of Financial Studies. The Committee has nominated Maureen O’Hara for President. The Committee (excluding Kenneth Singleton) has nominated Kenneth Singleton for Vice President. Voting for these posts will be conducted by Ballot at the SFS Annual Meeting in June of 2008


Announcement from the SFS Executive Committee:
The Executive Committee of the SFS formed a Nominating Committee consisting of Ravi Jagannathan (Chairman), Wayne Ferson, Richard Green, Kenneth Singleton and Mark Weinstein for selecting the next Executive Editor of the Review of Financial Studies. The Committee has appointed Matthew Spiegel to serve for a three year term as the Executive Editor, starting July 1, 2008.

May 1, 2008:

The RFS is pleased to announce that starting this summer Samuel Henkel will take over the journal’s post-doctoral position. We look forward to working with him.

April 5, 2008:

Decisions on the dual submissions from the Texas Finance Festival have all been sent. If you have not heard from us please let us know. Further evidence that batch processing emails can be dangerous: The letters declining to go forward with the dual review process included the name of the wrong conference in the body. Apologies for any confusion this may have caused. However, to reiterate the most important point of the letter: No paper submitted as a dual submission from the Texas Finance Festival has been rejected by the RFS. Authors can and should feel free to submit their papers under the standard submission process.

April 1, 2008:

The RFS would like to wish Christopher Schwarz, the current holder of our post-doctoral position, great success in his new role as a ladder rank member of the U.C. Irvine faculty. He has done a wonderful job over the past year and we will be sad to see him go. This means the RFS post-doctoral position is available for the next academic year. Job responsibilities include recommending referees, and ensuring that all formatting guidelines are met prior to processing submissions. The person filling the position can hold it for up to two years. If you are interested in the position or know somebody that is please have them contact Matthew Spiegel for additional details.

January 10, 2008:

The RFS is very pleased to announce that Laura Starks has agreed to join the journal as its newest Editor. Her expertise expands the editorial board’s academic reach and will no doubt improve our overall decision processes. Please join us in congratulating her on this appointment.

January 5, 2008:

Decisions on the dual submissions from the Utah Winter Finance Conference have all been sent. If you have not heard from us please let us know. Also, for those of you who received one of the emails with various misspellings — apologies from Matthew Spiegel. That is what comes on not realizing the program editor changes what it consider a misspelling based on the file type it is editing.

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