Conference 2020

Dear submitting authors and conference attendees,

It is with deep regret that we have to announce that the 3rd CeFARR/Bayes Business School and University of Cyprus Conference will be cancelled.  The uncertainty related to the feasibility of travel to the UK in September, university closure that will likely continue till at least early September and a two-week quarantine period for anyone arriving in the UK that will likely be in place from June means that we cannot be certain we can successfully run the event. We also do not want presenters and attendees to commit to booking travel arrangements under so much uncertainty. We hope the event can run again next year, September 2021.

Best wishes,

Pawel Bilinski and Irene Karamanou

Call For Papers

3rd CeFARR/Business School and University of Cyprus conference on analyst research

Date and venue: Friday, 11th September 2020

Theme: Recent developments in sell-side and buy-side analyst research

The Centre for Financial Analysis and Reporting Research (CeFARR) at the Business School and the Department of Accounting and Finance of the University of Cyprus invite paper submissions for their conference on recent developments in sell-side and buy-side analyst research.

This one-day conference brings together academics and finance professionals to create a dynamic environment to facilitate knowledge exchange between academia and practice. The conference will feature academic presentations and sessions by industry professionals from the City of London. Each academic paper presentation will have a discussant, and all presentations will be followed by a Q&A session with the audience.

Keynote speech: Professor Lakshmanan (Shiva) Shivakumar, Lord David Sainsbury of Turville Professor, Professor of Accounting, London Business School.

Hosts: Business School, City, University of London is ranked 2nd among all business schools in London according to the 2018 Financial Times European Business School ranking.

The department of Accounting and Finance at the University of Cyprus ranks among the top in Finance and Accounting research world-wide and in the top 40 schools in Europe, based on the rankings of Arizona State University and Brigham Young University respectively.

Location: Business School, Executive Education Suite, 200 Aldersgate, London. The Executive Education Suite is in the City of London, London's financial centre, and close to the London Stock Exchange, Bank of England, St Paul's Cathedral, Museum of London, Millennium Bridge, Tate and Shakespeare's Globe. Other London attractions are accessible in minutes by the underground.

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Please send your paper in pdf format to [email protected] with the subject "3rd CeFARR/ Business School and University of Cyprus Conference". Only full-length papers in English will be considered. Submissions by early-career researchers, including doctoral students, are encouraged.

Submission deadline is 20th May 2020. Authors will be notified by 10th June.

Accepted papers will be published on the CeFARR website at:

PARTICIPANT REGISTRATION: To register as a participant or presenter, please go to  The registration fee is £50 and places are open to academics and finance professionals. The conference includes a welcoming buffet, luncheon and dinner, and refreshment breaks.

GRANTS: PhD students will be offered travel grants: £150 within the UK and £250 outside the UK. Please indicate in your submission if you want to be considered for the travel grant.

Organizers: Dr Pawel Bilinski and Prof Irene Karamanou
Email: [email protected]
Centre for Financial Analysis and Reporting Research
Bayes Business School, 106 Bunhill Row, London EC1Y 8TZ