Keynote Speakers

K.Geert  Rouwenhorst







Eduardo S. Schwartz

K. Geert Rouwenhorst is the Robert B. and Candice J. Haas Professor of Corporate Finance at the Yale School of Management, which he joined after receiving his PhD from the University of Rochester. He has held visiting positions at MIT and the IMF.

Geert’s research interests include the empirical tradeoff between risk and return in financial markets, hedge fund strategies, commodity markets, and the history of finance. He has consulted for a variety of public pension funds, asset management firms and investment banks on quantitative equity and commodity strategies. Geert is a founding partner and director of research at SummerHaven Investment Management, a commodity investment company.

Geert’s articles have been published in academic as well as in applied journals. His book The Origins of Value: the Financial Innovations that Created Modern Capital Markets (with William Goetzmann eds.) surveys key historical innovations in the field of finance, and was named a book of the year by Barron’s and the Economist.







Dr. Schwartz is the California Professor of Real Estate and Distinguished Professor of Finance, Anderson Graduate School of Management at the University of California, Los Angeles. He has an Engineering degree from the University of Chile and a Masters and Ph.D. in Finance from the University of British Columbia. He has been in the faculty at the University of British Columbia and visiting at the London Business School, the University of California at Berkeley and the Universidad Carlos III in Madrid.

His wide-ranging research has focused on different dimensions in asset and securities pricing. Topics in recent years include interest rate models, asset allocation issues, evaluating natural resource investments, pricing Internet companies, the stochastic behavior of commodity prices, valuing patent-protected R&D projects and optimal carbon abatement strategies. His collected works include over one hundred articles in finance and economic journals, two monographs, an edited book, and a large number of monograph chapters, conference proceedings, and special reports. He is the winner of a number of awards for both teaching excellence and for the quality of his published work. He has been associate editor for around twenty journals, including the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics and the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis. He is past president of the Western Finance Association and the American Finance Association. He is a Fellow of the American Finance Association and the Financial Management Association International. He is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

He was awarded a Doctor Honoris Causa by the University of Alicante in Spain and by the Copenhagen Business School in Denmark, and a Catedra de Excelencia by the Universidad Carlos III in Madrid. He has also been a consultant to governmental agencies, banks, investment banks and industrial corporations.








Call for Papers

March 1-3, 2017

 Lillehammer, Norway

Submission deadline: November 30, 2016





Prof. Dr. Marcel Prokopczuk, CFA

Leibniz University Hannover

Institute for Financial Markets

Königsworther Platz 1

30167 Hannover














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