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Workshop on Empirical Methods in Asset Pricing and Corporate Finance

Speaker: Dr. Akthar Siddique

US Treasury Office of the Comptroller of the Currency

Workshop venue and times:

Tuesday 14th April, from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm in Room Q303
Thursday 16th of April, from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm in Room Q304

As part of DCU International Visitors Program, Dr. Akthar Siddique, from the US Treasury Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) in Washington DC, will be visiting DCU on April 14-17. During his visit, he will offer a workshop on the following topic:

“Empirical Methods in Asset Pricing and Corporate Finance”

The workshop will be held in Room Q303 and Room Q304, both on the 3rd Floor of DCU Business School.

The workshop is targeted primarily at an audience of academics and Ph.D. students in finance, quantitative finance and cognate disciplines, but practitioners and financial industry professionals, as well as advanced M.Sc. students in finance, may also find it beneficial.

Given the relative novelty of the topic, at the cross-road between two traditionally separate branches of financial studies, and the exceptional standing of the speaker (see short bio below), this promises to be a very interesting event.

Ahead of the workshop, additional material (slides) will be e-mailed to those who will have signaled their interest. To do so, please contact to the workshop coordinator, Dr.Valerio Potì in DCU Business School, at email:

Dr. Akthar Siddique Biography

Dr. Akhtar Siddique is the lead risk expert in the Office of The Comptroller of The Currency (OCC), the bureau of the U.S. Department of the Treasury that charters, regulates, and supervises national banks. He represented the OCC in two Basel Committee groups, the RTF group on the Interaction of Market and Credit Risk and the CTF group on Risk Management and Modelling and he is a member of the inter-agency group on the proposed joint Pillar II Supervisory Guidance on Internal Assessment of the Capital Adequacy Assessment Process.

Dr Siddique is a world-renowned expert in asset pricing, modeling skewness in returns and risk management. His recent research focuses on topics at the cross-road between asset pricing and corporate finance. He has an extremely prolific and eclectic scientific record, having published widely and in the World's best finance, operation research and accounting journals including the Journal of Finance, the Review of Financial Studies, the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, the Journal of Banking and Finance, the Journal of International Money and Finance, the Journal of Accounting Research and Management Science.