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Finest Finance Scholars Meet at Forum

May 4, 2004

Finance scholars from universities all over the world met at the sixth annual Texas Finance Festival in San Antonio last week. John Martin and Bill Petty from Baylor University, along with Sheridan Titman from the University of Texas, organized the event.

"We see this conference as a way to support academic research in finance," said Martin. "We are bringing some of the brightest minds in our discipline to Texas to share ideas," he said.

Top young finance scholars presented their work to a group of senior finance scholars and company sponsor representatives. "This format enables professional development of PhD students around the nation," said Martin. "The relationships developed among the students and professors often last many years and prove to be very beneficial," he added.

The forum was sponsored by Conoco Philips. Approximately 55 attended. Participants come from a diverse group of organizations, including University of Texas at Austin, Carnegie Mellon University, Columbia University, Harvard University, University of Michigan, University of Pennsylvania, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Louisiana State University, Texas A&M University, Boston College, University of Houston, Northwestern University, McGill University, University of Houston, McKinsey & Company, University of Oklahoma, University of California at Berkeley, Stanford University, Rice University, MIT, Columbia University, Conoco/Phillips and Citadel Investment Group, among many others.

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