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The CFR conducts independent, cutting-edge research of practical relevance in the area of finance. We offer talented students and graduates the opportunity to participate in our research, so that, given adequate abilities and interests, their way into international research may become easier. As a competence centre for finance, the CFR is finding resonance in academia and practitioners. We invite you to be part of the process!

 

News

Review of FinanceThe CFR Working Paper No. 13-06 "Investor Sentiment, Flight-to-Quality, and Corporate Bond Comovement" by Sebastian Bethke, Monika Gehde-Trapp and Alexander Kempf has been accepted for publication in Journal of Banking and Finance.
Review of FinanceThe CFR Working Paper No. 15-08 "Alpha or Beta in the Eye of the Beholder: What Drives Hedge Fund Flows?" by Vikas Agarwal, T. Clifton Green and Honglin Ren has been accepted for publication in Journal of Financial Economics.
Journal-of-Business-ResearchThe CFR Working Paper No. 12-01 "Choosing two business degrees versus choosing one: What does it tell about mutual fund managers' investment behavior?" by Laura Andreu and Alexander Puetz has been accepted for publication in Journal of Business Research.
Review of FinanceThe CFR Working Paper No. 15-16 "Network Centrality and Pension Fund Performance" by David Blake, Alberto G. Rossi, Allan Timmermann, Ian Tonks and Russ Wermers has been accepted for publication in Journal of Financial Economics.
Review of FinanceThe CFR Working Paper No. 13-02 "Open Market Share Repurchases in Germany" by Christian Andres, André Betzer, Markus Doumet and Erik Theissen has been accepted for publication in Abacus.

German Factors and Test Assets

The Fama-French factors, the Carhart factor and test assets for the German equity market are now available for download. The factors and test assets have been calculated as part of a joint project of the CFR and the chairs of Prof. Alexander Kempf and Prof. Erik Theissen. We hope that this will be a useful and valuable resource to the research community. You can find the data sets here.

CFR Research / Internal Seminar

Due to Prof. Dr. Alexander Kempf's sabbatical semester there will be no research or intern seminars at the CFR during the winter term 2016/17.

16th Cologne Colloquium on Financial Markets

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On Monday, April 3rd 2017, the 16th Cologne Colloquium on Financial Markets will take place. The Conference will address current questions concerning asset management and is aimed at academics and practitioners.The Cologne Colloquium on Financial Markets will last the whole day and will be held at Kreissparkasse Köln in Cologne. In order to participate in the Colloquium, enrolment is required.

CFR Working Paper Series

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Are Generalists Beneficial to Corporate Shareholders? Evidence from Sudden Deaths

André Betzer, Maximilian Ibel, Hye Seung Lee, Peter Limbach, Jesus M. Salas

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