Department of Finance 2008 Conference

Institutional Investors and the Asset Management Industry

Sponsored by the Finance Department at the Lundquist College of Business
July 31-August 1, 2008, University of Oregon

Session 1

Authors Title Discussant
Li Jin, Harvard University; Leonid Kogan, MIT Managerial Career Concern and Mutual Fund Short-termism Scott Schaefer, University of Utah
Radhakrishnan Gopalan, Washington University Institutional Stock Sales and Takeovers: The Disciplinary Role of Voting With Your Feet Ruediger Fahlenbrach, Ohio State University
Kasper Meisner Nielsen, Chinese University of Hong Kong The Return to Pension Funds' Private Equity Investments: New Evidence on the Private Equity Premium Puzzle David Denis, Purdue University

Session 2

Authors Title Discussant
Lukasz Pomorski, University of Toronto Acting on the Most Valuable Information: "Best Idea" Trades of Mutual Fund Managers Marcin Kacperczyk, University of British Columbia
Clemens Sialm, University of Texas - Austin; Laura Starks, University of Texas - Austin Mutual Fund Tax Clienteles Li Jin, Harvard University
Roger Edelen, University of California - Davis; Richard Evans, University of Virginia; Gregory Kadlec, Virginia Tech What do Soft-dollars Buy? Performance, Expense Shifting, Agency Costs George Aragon, Arizona State University

Session 3

Authors Title Discussant
Mariassunta Giannetti, Stockholm School of Economics; Steven Ongena, Tilburg University "Lending by Example": Direct and Indirect Effects of Foreign Banks in Emerging Markets Christopher James, University of Florida
Wei Jiang, Columbia University; Kai Li, University of British Columbia; Pei Shao, University of Northern British Columbia When Creditors are Shareholders: Effects of Simultaneous Holding of Debt and Equity by Institutional Investors Pedro Matos, University of Southern California
Adam Kolasinski, University of Washington; Adam Reed, University of North Carolina; Matthew C. Ringgenberg, University of North Carolina A Multiple Lender Approach to Understanding Supply and Demand in the Equity Lending Market Jennifer Huang, University of Texas - Austin