Keynote Speaker


Keynote: Annette Vissing-Jørgensen, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley

Annette Vissing-Jorgensen is a professor at the Haas School of Business, University of California Berkeley. Before that she was on the faculty at Northwestern University and University of Chicago. She holds a B.A. from Aarhus University, M.Sc. from Warwick University and Ph.D. from MIT. Her research focuses on asset pricing, monetary policy, household finance and entrepreneurship. Her work is published in leading economics and finance journals (Journal of Political Economy, American Economic Review, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics and Review of Financial Studies). She has been a director of the American Finance Association and the European Finance Association.






Jens Dick-Nielsen, Copenhagen Business School

Jens Dick-Nielsen is Associate Professor of Finance at Copenhagen Business School and Center for Financial Frictions (FRIC). He holds a Master's degree from the joint Mathematics-Economics program at Copenhagen Business School and a PhD from Department of Finance, Copenhagen Business School. He has been a visiting scholar at NYU Stern school of Business and have worked on joint projects with the Danish central bank. His main research area in finance is credit risk and liquidity risk and his work has appeared in Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies and other journals.



Lasse Heje Pedersen, Copenhagen Business School

Lasse Heje Pedersen is a finance professor at Copenhagen Business School a principal at AQR Capital Management. He has served as Director of the American Finance Association, in the Liquidity Working Group meeting at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York to address liquidity issues, in the New York Fed’s Monetary Policy Panel, on the Economic Advisory Boards of NASDAQ and FTSE, and on the editorial boards of the Journal of Finance, Journal of Economic Theory, The Review of Asset Pricing Studies, and Quarterly Journal of Economics. His academic awards include the Bernácer Prize to the best E.U. economist under 40 years of age, the Banque de France-TSE Prize, the Fama-DFA Prize, and the Michael Brennan Award. Lasse received his B.S. and M.S. from University of Copenhagen and his Ph.D. from Stanford University Graduate School of Business. His latest book is Efficiently Inefficient: How Smart Money Invests and Market Prices Are Determined.



Jesper Rangvid, Copenhagen Business School

Jesper Rangvid is a Professor of Finance at the Copenhagen Business School (CBS). In his research, Jesper focus on the relation between financial markets and the wider economy, and more specifically on asset pricing, return predictability, international finance, financial crises, household finance, and mutual funds. Jesper Rangvid is often cited and used as an expert on financial issues in the Danish media. Jesper was chairman of the committee that investigated the causes and consequences of the financial crisis in Denmark. Jesper is a member of the Board of Directors at the Doctors’ Pension Fund, the Doctors’ Pension Bank, and Grandhood.









CEO and adjunct professor Jeppe Christiansen, Maj Invest and Copenhagen Business School

Jeppe Christiansen established Maj Invest in 2005 and has been CEO of the Maj Invest group since the establishment. Jeppe is Chairman of the Board of Haldor Topsøe A/S and Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors at Novo Nordisk A/S. He is also a member of the Board of Directors at Novo A/S, Kirkbi A/S and Symphogen A/S. In addition, Jeppe is a board member of Emlika Aps and a member of the executive board of Det Kgl. Vajsenhus. Jeppe was appointed adjunct professor of finance at CBS on September 2, 2016.


Martin Møller Andreasen, Aarhus University

Martin is a professor of economics and works at the intercept of macroeconomics, finance and econometrics. He holds a PhD from Aarhus University in Macro-Finance and has BSc and MSc degrees in economics from Aarhus University. He has practical central bank and hedge fund experience, having worked as a PhD Economist in the Macro-Financial Analysis Division of the Bank of England from September 2008 to February 2011 and as a quantitive research economist at the London based hedge fund AHL, Man Investments, from March 2011 to August 2012

Thomas Harr, Danske Bank

Thomas Harr is Senior Vice President and Global Head of FI&C Research at Danske Bank, based in Copenhagen. At Danske, Thomas is responsible for the bank’s research on macro, foreign exchange and fixed income gobally. Before re-joining Danske Bank, he worked for 7 years at Standard Chartered in Singapore where his most recent job was as Head of Local Markets Strategy, East. At Standard Chartered, he led the bank’s world-class research on local markets. Before working at Standard Chartered, he worked for Danske Bank and the Danish Financial Supervisory Authority. Thomas is often cited at leading financial newswires like Bloomberg and CNBC. Thomas holds a Phd in Economics from University of Copenhagen and a Masters in Economics from London School of Economics. He has published his academic work in leading economic journals such as European Economic Review and China Economic Review.



Søren Leth-Petersen, University of Copenhagen
Soren Leth-Petersen is a professor economics at the University of Copenhagen where he does research on consumption and savings and household finance, and in particular how savings behavior is related to house buying, the choice of mortgage, the development of house prices, and expectations to income. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Copenhagen.




Moderator of panel discussion





David Bentow, FinansWatch

David Bentow is the editor of FinansWatch and AMWatch (Asset Management Watch). Previously, he has been head of communication for the Danish Bankers Association, New York Correspondent and Financial Editor at Borsen business daily, financial reporter at Berlingske Business and bureau chief for Bloomberg News in Copenhagen. In addition, he has worked as a consultant for asset manager BLS Capital, and been a research assistant at Center for Financial Frictions, FRIC, at the CBS Department of Finance. He holds a degree in journalism, and a diploma in European journalism.



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