EUROPEAN FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION
This is the 2010 Ballot for the election of Officers and Board Members of the European Financial
Please take a few minutes to read the candidates' biographical sketches, posted on our website,
and then return your vote by e-mail before December 15, 2009.The Nominating Committee has
put together an excellent slate for next year. It would also be helpful to the 2010 Nominating
Committee if you could take a few minutes to suggest a name or two for next year's slate of
candidates. The Nominating Committee is eager to receive such suggestions.
Stefano Gatti and Stefano Caselli
European Financial Management Association
EUROPEAN FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION
Official Ballot 2010
Please mark [yes] and return by e-mail this ballot to: email@example.com
To be counted, ballots must be returned by December 15, 2009.
For Co-Presidents (1-year term)
Tom Aabo & Peter Løchte Jørgensen
Aarhus School of Business, University of Aarhus, Denmark
For President-Elect (1-year term)
Manuel Rocha Armada
University of Minho, Portugal
For Board Members (3-year term) - Insert your Vote [yes] for five
Amir Amel-Zadeh University of Cambridge [ ]
François Belot Paris-Dauphine University [ ]
Ines Chaieb University of Amsterdam [ ]
Roberto Savona University of Brescia [ ]
Alexander Schaefer Goethe-University [ ]
Simone Varotto University of Reading [ ]
Suggestions for 2011-12 Nominations
BOARD CANDIDATE BIOGRAPHIES
Amir Amel-Zadeh is a University Lecturer in Finance at Judge Business School, University of
Cambridge. His research interests comprise empirical corporate finance and stock market
anomalies as well as fair value accounting and valuation. He was a Scholar with the Gates
Cambridge Trust and Economic and Social Research Council, UK, and received an award for
academic excellence from Haas Business School, University of California at Berkeley. Prior to
joining Judge Business School, he worked for Lehman Brothers in London in their fixed income
structured solutions group. Amir graduated in Finance and Accounting from the University of
Bayreuth, Germany, and received an MPhil in Financial Research from Judge Business School.
He holds a Ph.D. in Finance from Cambridge.
François Belot is a Ph.D. candidate at Paris-Dauphine University and a member of DRM
(Dauphine Recherches en management). His current work focuses on shareholder agreements in
listed companies and investigates their impact on financial decisions. His research interests also
include acquisitions and corporate governance. He teaches Corporate Finance, Financial
Management and Accounting. François graduated in Economics and Management from Ecole
Normale Superieure de Cachan and received a M.Sc. in Finance from Paris-Dauphine University.
Ines Chaieb is an Assistant professor of Finance at the University of Amsterdam since September
2006. She received her PhD from McGill University (Canada). She graduated from the Institut of
Hautes Etudes Commerciales (Tunisia), and received a M.Sc. in financial engineering from HEC
Montreal (Canada). She has worked extensively on issues of market integration, emerging
markets liberalization and currency risk exposure and pricing. She examined how barriers to
international investment and fluctuating exchange rates affect the pricing of assets in international
markets. Her work has been published in the Journal of Financial Economics. Her ongoing
research is focused on the impact of institutional factors, corporate governance, and the
information environment on capital market integration and the limits to financial globalization.
Roberto Savona is Assistant Professor of Financial Markets and Institutions at the University of
Brescia (Italy). After receiving his Ph.D. in Finance (2002) at the University of Udine (Italy) he was
visiting at Hass School of Business at the University of California (2006), at Carroll School of
Management at the Boston College (2006), and at Department of Statistics at the University of
California (2009). The research interests include asset pricing, risk management, performance
measurement of mutual funds and hedge funds. His works have been published in Applied
Financial Economics, Economic Notes and a number of international books. Recently he is
working with a senior economist from European Central Bank on a project involving the
estimation of systematic and systemic risk using complex econometric procedures.
Alexander Schaefer is research assistant at the Chair of Investment, Portfolio Management, and
Pension Finance at the Goethe-University in Frankfurt since June 2005. His main field of
research is applied industrial economics, especially in the mutual fund industry. He recently
attended the Eastern Finance Association 2009 Annual Meeting, the European Financial
Management Association 2009 Annual Meeting, and is invited to the 22nd Annual Australasian
Finance and Banking Conference. Alexander graduated in Business Administration from Goethe-
University. Prior to his academic studies he finished an apprenticeship as a banker. Alexander is
also working in the Audit Financial Services department of KPMG Germany.
Simone Varotto is a teaching fellow at the ICMA Centre - Henley Business School at the
University of Reading. He holds a PhD in Financial Economics from Birkbeck College, London.
Between 1996 and 2000, before joining academia, Simone worked at the Bank of England as an
economist. His research interests are in credit risk, portfolio management and bank regulation.
His research work has been published in the European Financial Management, the International
Review of Financial Analysis, the Journal of Risk Model Validation, the Bank of England Quarterly
Bulletin, the Economic Policy Review of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and the Bank of
England Financial Stability Review. He has served as a referee for several finance journals
including the Journal of Banking and Finance, European Financial Management Journal, Journal
of Business Finance and Accounting, International Review of Financial Analysis, Journal of Risk,
International Journal of Forecasting as well as for the Economic and Social Research Council
(ESRC), one of the main research funding bodies in the UK.