We regret to inform you that we have decided to cancel the 2020 SGF Conference which was to take place on Friday 3rd April in Zurich.

The current responses by our local and federal authorities to COVID-19 combined with the most recent responses by policy and academic institutions have made it highly unlikely that we would be able to carry out the conference with our planned programme and participants.

We look forward to seeing you at SGF2021 which will take place on Friday 26th March 2021 at the SIX ConventionPoint in Zurich.

Yours Sincerely,

Martin Brown, Roland Füss, Markus Schmid


April 3, 2020, SIX ConventionPoint, Zurich, Switzerland


We would like to thank all authors for submitting their contributions to the 2020 Annual Meeting of the Swiss Society for Financial Market Research. Notifications of acceptance were sent end of January 2020. Accepted papers are eligible for the SIX Best Paper Award (CHF 4,000).


You can find the most recent version of the program here: Where not yet assigned, we will update information on session chairs / discussants within the next days.


The SGF Conference 2020 will be held at the new SIX ConventionPoint, Pfingstweidstrasse 110, 8005 Zurich. The regular conference fee is CHF 200. PhD students are granted a reduced fee of CHF 120. In case you have not registered for the conference participation by April 2, 2020, the walk-in rate amounts to CHF 250.

There will be a pre-conference dinner in Zurich on April 2, 2020. The additional fee for this dinner amounts to CHF 120. Admission to the pre-conference dinner is only upon pre-registration. The aperitif starts at 6 pm. at the Schiffbau Bar (Schiffbaustrasse 4, 8005 Zürich), dinner at 7 pm. at the restaurant LaSalle (Schiffbaustrasse 4, 8005 Zürich).

Registration is possible through the conference management system


You can find details on how to get to the conference venue and the pre-conference dinner here.

No hotels have been pre-booked for the conference. We can recommend the following hotels near the conference venue: 25 hours Hotel Zurich West, Sheraton Zurich Hotel or Hotel ibis budget Zurich City West. 


Asset Pricing

Holger Kraft (Goethe University Frankfurt)
Tim Kroencke (University of Neuchatel)
Fabio Trojani (University of Geneva and SFI)
Andrea Vedolin (Boston University)

Corporate Finance & Governance

Rüdiger Fahlenbrach (EPFL and SFI)
Xavier Giroud (Columbia Business School)
Alexander Wagner (University of Zurich and SFI)

Financial Intermediation and Institutions

Steven Ongena (University of Zurich and SFI)
Stefan Ruenzi (University of Mannheim)
Sascha Steffen (Frankfurt School of Finance & Management)

Behavioral Finance & Household Finance

Michaela Pagel (Columbia Business School),
Stefan Trautmann (University of Heidelberg)

Financial Markets General

Douglas Cumming (Florida Atlantic University)
Albert Menkveld (VU Amsterdam)


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