Past Events



2018 Highlights 


LSF Workshop on Algorithmic Trading: Impact on Market Behaviour - 11-12.06.2018


The Luxembourg School of Finance hosted the “Workshop on Algorithmic Trading: Impact on Market Behaviour” on 11 and 12 June 2018, aimed at bringing together leading theoretical and empirical researchers of financial markets from all around the world to further the state-of-the-art on the interface of behavioural financial economics and algorithm trading.

More information about this event available here

2017 Highlights 


LSF celebrates 15th anniversary - 26.10.2017

The Luxembourg School of Finance marked its 15th anniversary with a special event on 26 October, welcoming Finance Minister Pierre Gramegna as well as renowned Harvard economist Andrei Shleifer.

Read more about LSF's 15th anniversary 


© Michel Brumat / University of Luxembourg


Joint inaugural lecture: Roman Kräussl & Ulf von Lilienfeld-Toal - 15.06.2017

Roman Kräussl and Ulf von Lilienfeld-Toal of the University's Luxembourg School of Finance hold their joint inaugural lecture on the value of art, and finance research in real estate.

Introductory remarks by the Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance’s Dean, Prof. Stefan Braum

The True Value of Art (Prof. Roman Kräussl)

Since the turn of the millennium, investing in fine art has garnered increasing interest among alternative asset investors. Fuelled by a strong rise in global wealth and the search for yield in an environment oflow interestrates and stock returns, the global art market has expanded exponentially in recent decades — auction sales have grown from $43 million in 1970 to $9.3 billion in 2015. The role of art in investments is still a hotly debated topic among practitioners and academics. However, the most recent research in the field of art-finance indicates that returns have been over-exaggerated. The general finding is that investors should buy paintings if they like looking at them, but not to make money. They can hope that their children will sell one or more of them later for a gain — but paintings are primarily aesthetic investments, not financial ones. Still, can we identify art investment strategies that are able to beat the market? Or is the art market a playing field only for insiders? And what is the future role of art investment funds?


What finance research can do for society? Real estate and evidence-based policy advice (Prof. Ulf von Lilienfeld-Toal)

For a typical household, real estate is the single most important investment. Furthermore, policies fostering homeownership enjoy broad support across the political spectrum, offering a rare instance of policy agreement. Yet, little is known about the impact of homeownership on household behaviour. Are homeowners more careful regarding their personal finances and does homeownership serve as a commitment device to build up personal wealth? What are appropriate instruments to foster homeownership and to keep our cities affordable? We provide answers to these questions using a unique wave of social reforms in Sweden. The analysis heavily builds on the use of high quality data available in Sweden. Lessons for Luxembourg will be discussed. This research programme serves as an example of how finance research can help policymakers to improve the well-being of society. It highlights two major obstacles that hinder the advancement of knowledge in finance and which are solved in this research programme: access to data and useful variation in the data. Naturally, finance research in Luxembourg can also overcome these hindrances, thereby extending the frontier of knowledge and improving the decision-making by the government or private actors.

Read more about this joint inaugural lecture 

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2nd Annual Symposium on Finance & Technology  - 30.05.2017

Technology-enhanced Investment Forms 

Advanced technology has disrupted how individuals decide on, coordinate, and manage their investments. The emergence of different, innovative services has led academics and practitioners to reexamine the potential impact and implications on the banking sector as well as on financial markets. How does technology revolutionize the decision-making process on investments of individuals and institutions? How will lending and investment management be transformed? What are the potential, long-term implications? Does technology enhance risk assessment practices of investments? Does Fintech impact portfolio construction as well as maintenance? What is the future of crowd funding and market place lending? Does technology provide a better financing opportunity for creative ideas and start-ups? How does regulation respond to these trends?

These and other questions have been discussed during two keynote speeches and panels. The Luxembourg School of Finance was happy to welcome:

Prof. Andreas Hackethal (Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany) for a keynote speech onrobo-advisory services followed by a panel discussion


Mark Bell (Managing Principal, Diversified Trust, US) for a keynote speech on marketplace lending followed by a panel discussion.

Read more about the Symposium on Finance & Technology 

© Sophie Margue / University of Luxembourg


ABBL & LSF CONFERENCE : Basel IV: A Regulatory Turning Point? - 11.05.2017 


Keynote speaker: Keynote speech Prof. Harry Huizinga, Tilburg University

Moderator: Prof. Ulf Lilienfeld-Toal, Luxembourg School of Finance

Panel: Vincent Galand, Ernst & Young, Partner

         Gilles Pierre, ABBL, Head of Banking Regulation

         Prof. Harry Huizinga, Tilburg University

         Pierre Munch, RBC Investor Services Bank, Chief Risk Officer



Master Graduation Ceremony - 26.04.2017

A group of 76 students from the Luxembourg School of Finance (LSF) of the University of Luxembourg celebrated the successful completion of their studies on Wednesday 26th April, graduating with degrees in Banking and Finance, and Wealth Management.  Read more about the Master Graduation .

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Recruitment Week - 6-10.02.2017

Students at the Luxembourg School of Finance (LSF) had the chance to meet with 25 financial sector companies during a special Recruitment Week hosted from 6 to 10 February 2017.

Read more about the Recruitment Week


LSF Lunch Seminars Academic Year 2016/2017


We had the pleasure to welcome several researchers during last academic year, with the financial support of the FNR - National Research Fund