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The Rotman School of Management and the Global Risk Institute bring SoFiE to Canada

May 13, 2014

TORONTO, ON  – The Global Risk Institute in Financial Services (GRI) and the University of Toronto’s  Rotman School of Management announced today that they will be co-sponsoring the 7th Annual Conference of the Society for Financial Econometrics (SoFiE). The conference will be held in Toronto at the Rotman School from June 11 to 13, 2014.

The Society for Financial Econometrics (SoFiE) is a global network of academics and practitioners dedicated to sharing research and ideas in the fast-growing field of financial econometrics. It is an independent non-profit membership organization, housed at New York University and co-founded by Professor Robert Engle, Nobel Laureate and Professor Eric Ghysels who will both be attending the conference.  SoFiE is committed to promoting and expanding research and education by organizing and sponsoring conferences, programs and activities at the intersection of finance and econometrics, including links to macroeconomic fundamentals.

Professor Catherine Lubochinsky, Managing Director Research at GRI, said: “SoFiE’s decision to come to Toronto shows this city’s international academic reputation. Experts from across Asia, Europe, North America and South America will gather to discuss the latest developments in econometrics as they relate to financial practice in areas such as asset management, high frequency trading and systemic risk.”

Peter Christoffersen, Professor of Finance, Rotman School of Management and local organizer for the 2014 SoFiE Conference said: “The Rotman School is very pleased to host our colleagues, both individual members and institutions, from around the globe from the Society for Financial Econometrics. We are looking forward to presenting a diverse and thought-provoking program on financial econometrics.”

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Founded by representatives from Canada’s private and public sectors, the Global Risk Institute in Financial Services enables financial institutions, policy-makers and regulators to better manage the balance between risk and opportunity. Its mandate is the provision of applied research and education programs that build risk capacity and stimulate evidence-based debate for all those engaged in risk management in the financial services sector around the world. Over the past year, GRI has concluded research agreements with the Universities of Toronto, Waterloo and Calgary; McMaster University, the International Centre for Pensions Management at the Rotman School of Management, Toronto and La Fondation du Risque/Institut Louis Bachelier in Paris, France. Researchers currently working on GRI projects are drawn from around Canada, the United States, the UK and Europe. In Risk Education, GRI works with leading educators and experienced professionals from across Canada and further afield to enhance skills and build risk management capacity.

The Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto is redesigning business education for the 21st century with a curriculum based on Integrative Thinking. Located in the world’s most diverse city, the Rotman School fosters a new way to think that enables the design of creative business solutions.  For more information, visit


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