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5th International Conference of the Financial Engineering and Banking Society

Banking, Financial markets, risk and financial vulnerability

Audencia Nantes School of Management Campus

11 June 2015 - 13 June 2015

Conference Overview

The 5th International Conference of the Financial Engineering and Banking Society (FEBS) took place on 11th-12th-13th of June, 2015 in Nantes at the Audencia Nantes School of Management Campus.

The 2015 Conference was organised by the Centre for Financial and Risk Management (CFRM) of Audencia Nantes School of Management, under the auspices of the FEBS with the support of the French Finance Association (AFFI).


Keynote Speakers

Edward Altman, Max L. Heine Professor of Finance at the Stern School of Business, New York University and Director of Research in Credit and Debt Markets at the NYU Salomon Center for the Study of Financial Institutions.


Bob DeYoung, Co-Editor of the Journal of Money, Credit and Banking; a Senior Research Fellow at the FDIC's Center for Financial Research; Capitol Federal Professor in Financial Markets and Institutions at the University of Kansas; and an adjunct member of the graduate economics faculty at the University of Limoges in France.



Click the link below to download the full conference programme where you may find in which session and room each paper was presented and a lot more information about transportation and social events.

» Programme  (PDF)



It was a great honour for the 5th International Conference of FEBS to have the support of the Chair Banque Populaire "Financial Vulnerability and microfinance" and LabEx ReFi.



The conference covered a wide range of topics related to financial regulation, financial engineering, bank governance and systemic risk, including but not limited to:

  • What is "good regulation"?
  • The principles and quality of accounting standards
  • Asset and portfolio valuation
  • Clearing houses, CCP
  • Structured products regulation
  • Capital adequacy: definition, impact on banking activity
  • Risk measures and stress testing: regulations, measurement and test
  • Credit counterparty risk, CVA
  • The role of rating agencies
  • Financial intermediaries and shareholders remuneration
  • Regulation of insurance companies
  • Systemic risk impact of regulations: good or bad?
  • Systemic risk overlook: methods and data
  • Macro-economic impact of regulations on growth, sovereign debt, credit markets, etc.
  • The legal context and "post-market" activities
  • Epistemology of the financial crisis
  • Financial vulnerability
  • Corporate Finance
  • Commodity Markets
  • Mergers and Acquisitions

The 2015 Conference put a special emphasis on the developments of new financial regulations and the aversion of systemic risk in a post-financial crisis era.


Special Issues

We are pleased to announce that selected papers, presented at the Conference, will be published in special issues of the following Journals:


1) Journal of Financial Stability

Topic: Post crisis update and other recent developments on Financial Stability Issues

Submit your paper for this journal.

2) International Review of Financial Analysis

Topic: Financial Markets and Recent developments on Financial Research

Submit your paper for this journal.

5) Bankers Markets and Investors

Topic:Financial Markets and Financial intermediaries

Submit your paper for this journal.

Authors of papers selected for presentation at the conference will be invited to submit their papers for publication in the special issues of the above prominent peer-reviewed journals.

The full process and date for the submission will be communicated via email to all registered participants after the end of the conference.