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Citrus Finance Conference


Citrus Finance Conference 2023

Venture Capital and Private Equity Investments
Friday, May 12, 2023 | 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.


Conference organizers: UC Riverside finance faculty (Alexander Barinov, Peter Chung, Mike Dong, Jean Helwege, Yawen Jiao, Greg Richey, and Richard Smith)

Conference day emcee and contact: Peter Chung

LocationCanyon Crest Country Club, 975 Country Club Dr., Riverside, CA 92506

  • 2023 Citrus Finance Agenda
    May 11, 2023

    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm | Reception and dinner at Canyon Crest Country Club

    May 12, 2023

    8:00 am - 9:00 am | Registration and Continental Breakfast at Canyon Crest Country Club

    9:00 am - 10:15 am | The value of lending relationships
    Presenter: Michael Hertzel, Arizona State University (presentation PDF)
    Discussant: Micah Officer, Loyola Marymount University (presentation PDF)

    10:15 am - 10:45 am | Coffee Break

    10:45 am - 12:00 pm | Private Equity for Pension Plans? Evaluating Private Equity Performance from an Investor's Perspective (paper)
    Presenter: Arthur Korteweg, University of Southern California 
    Discussant: Xinxin Wang, UCLA (presentation PDF)

    12:00 pm - 1:15 pm | Lunch and Photo Session (luncheon speaker: Fernando Fabre)

    1:15 pm - 2:30 pm | Retail Investors in IPOs and SPACs
    Presenter: Debarshi Nandy, Brandeis University
    Discussant: Mitch Warachka, Chapman University

    2:30 pm - 3:45 pm | Stock Market Manipulation and Corporate Venture Capital Investments
    Presenter: Douglas Cumming, Florida Atlantic University
    Discussant: Henrik Cronqvist, Chapman University (presentation PDF)

    3:45 pm - 4:15 pm | Coffee Break

    4:15 pm - 5:20 pm | VC exits and investments: The effects of market run-up, market timing, and attention (paper)
    Presenter: Richard Smith, UC Riverside (presentation PDF)

    5:20 pm - 6:20 pm | Reception

    6:20 pm - 8:00 pm | Conference Dinner

    May 13, 2023

    Optional activities for conference attendees

  • 2023 Citrus Finance Conference
    Venture Capital and Private Equity Investments

    Date: May 12, 2023
    Time: 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
    Location: Canyon Crest Country Club, 975 Country Club Dr., Riverside, CA 92506

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  • 2020 Citrus Finance Conference

    April 24, 2020 9 AM – 7 PM Canyon Crest Country Club, 975 Country Club Dr., Riverside, CA 92506
    Topic: TBA

  • 2019 Citrus Finance Conference
    International Asset Pricing

    May 3, 2019,  9 AM – 7 PM Canyon Crest Country Club, 975 Country Club Dr., Riverside, CA 92506

    Jules H. van Binsbergen, University of Pennsylvania, “Risk Free Interest Rates” 

    Discussant: Zhongjin Lu, University of Georgia 

    Charles Trzcinka, Indiana University, “Discretionary Trading Halts and Patient Investors” 

    Discussant: Christopher Schwarz, UC Irvine (20 min) 

    Mike Dong, UC Riverside, “Global Anomalies” 

    Sheridan Titman, The University of Texas at Austin, “A Dynamic Model of Characteristic-Based Return Predictability” 

    Discussant: Mete Kilic, University of Southern California 

    Robert J. Hodrick, Columbia University, “Taking the Cochrane-Piazzesi Term Structure Model Out of 

    Sample: More Data, Additional Currencies, and FX Implications” 

    Discussant: Nina Karnaukh, The Ohio State University

  • 2018 Citrus Finance Conference

    Empirical Asset Pricing

    May 4, 2018,  9 AM – 7 PM Canyon Crest Country Club, 975 Country Club Dr., Riverside, CA 92506


    Xiaoyan Zhang, Purdue University, “Tracking Retail Investor Activity”

    Discussant: Bernard Herskovic, UCLA 

    Kewei Hou, Ohio State University, The Economics of Value Investing

    Discussant: Robert Ready, University of Oregon

    Alexander Barinov, UC Riverside, “Firm Complexity and Conglomerates Expected Returns”

    Jeffrey Pontiff, Boston College, Analysts and Anomalies

    Discussant: David Yang, UC Irvine (20 min)

    Wayne Ferson, USC, Holdings‐based Fund Performance Measures: Estimation and Inference

    Discussant: Scott Cederburg, University of Arizona (20 min)

Conference location:
Canyon Crest Country Club
975 Country Club Dr., Riverside, CA 92506