AFFI 2016

33rd International Conference of the French Finance Association

HEC-Management School of the University of Liège has the great pleasure to host next year’s International Conference of the French Finance Association on May 23-25, 2016.

The French Finance Association Conference is one of the main European conferences in finance.

The Conference gives researchers the opportunity to present their research work and exchange ideas.


Keynote speakers



Professor Eric Ghysels
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Professor Henri Servaes
London Business School


The conference will be held in the building of HEC Management School, which is in city centre of Liège and within walking distance of many hotels. HEC Management School - University of Liège is the school of management of the University of Liège.


HEC Liège is one of the leading Belgian university business schools for graduate and postgraduate programs with more than 115 full-time faculty members and researchers and 2500 students. The school's mission is to train creative managers who will be responsible for building the future of businesses and organizations in a crosscultural world.

HEC Liège is a dynamic institution that heavily promotes an active pedagogy leading students to actively contribute to their education. The international vision of HEC Liège translates into multiple research activities in management and economics, numerous partnerships with worldwide companies and universities, and growing internationalization of its programs and faculty.

HEC Liège is located in Liège, Belgium’s third largest city, and the largest agglomeration of the French-speaking Walloon region. At the heart of Europe, Liège is the third inland port of Europe and the seventh freight airport in Europe.

Recognized for its quality of life and its rich historical patrimonium, Liège is ideally situated within the Meuse-Rhin Euregio, 40 kilometers from Maastricht (the Netherlands) and 60 kilometers from Aachen (Germany). It is less than 1.5 hours away from Köln, 2.5 hours from Paris and 4 hours from London by high-speed train (TGV) starting from the new magnificent train station designed by the renowned architect Santiago Calatrava.


Communications on any subject related to finance are considered. Topics include (but are not limited to): 


Asset Pricing


Behavioral Finance

Corporate Finance

Corporate Governance

Credit and Counterparty Risk


Entrepreneurial Finance

Finance, Ethics,  and Sustainability

Financial Distress

Financial Econometrics

Financial Markets


International Finance

Market Microstructure

Portfolio & Asset Management

Private Equity

Quantitative Finance

Real Estate Finance

Risk Management


Three special workshops will be also held on

  • Credit and Counterparty Risks, chaired by Pascal François, HEC Montréal, Director of IFSID (Montreal Institute of Structured Finance and Derivatives)  
  • Entrepreneurial Finance, chaired by Armin Schwienbacher, Université Lille 2 and SKEMA Business School
  • Finance, Ethics and Sustainability, chaired by Jeroen Derwall, Maastricht University, co-founder of the European Centre for Corporate Engagement (ECCE)


Georges Hübner,

Program Chair
HEC-University of Liège


Marie Lambert    

HEC-University of Liege

Aline Muller         

HEC-University of Liege

Mikael Petitjean

Louvain School of Management

Danielle Sougné

HEC-University of Liege




Dernière mise à jour : 17/10/2016