Dear FTG Members and Fellows, We have two announcements regarding future meetings of the Finance Theory Group (FTG).

  1. We have confirmed with Konstantin Milbradt that the fall 2018 meeting will be held at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management on Saturday, October 6, 2018.
  2. Ariel Zetlin-Jones and Selman Erol will host the spring meeting at Carnegie Mellon University's Tepper School of Business on Saturday, May 4, 2019.
More details about both events will follow in due course.  For now, please note, that the largest rooms available at Kellogg sit 70, with the possibility of adding a few more chairs.  Given that our recent attendance has been closer to 80, it is possible that there will be place rationing. In light of this, we'd like to remind everyone that the original idea behind the FTG was to create a community of scholars who are interested in Finance Theory.  The purpose of the meetings is to provide a forum for discussion and interaction. This purpose is best served iff
  • Participants attend the entire event.  Of course, sometimes circumstances conspire and a member has to leave a little early or arrive a little late.  But, we expect those to be unusual circumstances.
  • Participants only register if they are sure they can come.  In the rare event that plans change, please let the organizers know immediately.  This both prevents waste and potentially frees up a space in the case of rationing.
It is good that we are all busy with many commitments, but the success of the FTG requires active and full participation from all the members. Best, Christine P. (On behalf of the FTG board: Willie, Vincent, Martin and Marcus)