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Prof.
Mete Soner
SFI Senior Chair (since January 2010)
ETH Zurich

Mete.Soner@sfi-research.ch
+41 44 632 27 55

Halil Mete Soner has held an SFI Senior Chair at ETH Zurich since January 2010. Prof. Soner has published extensively in his areas of expertise and is a regular speaker at leading academic conferences worldwide.

Research Interests
His primary research interest lies in mathematical finance and stochastic optimal control.  In particular, models for illiquid markets,analysis of markets with transaction costs, robust techniques and applications of optimal control in corporate finance.

Recent Research
In recent research, Prof. Soner and his co-authors study the specific impact of macroeconomic changes on firms’ dividend policies in the extreme case where a firms’ profitability is constant over time, but evolves in a stochastic macroeconomic environment (i.e. interest rates and issuance costs change over time). Results show that firms tend to distribute more dividends when interest rates are high and less when issuing costs are low. The researchers' paper also suggests that firms do not wait until the last moment to issue new equity; it is more effective to raise new equity in good times when additional cash is not immediately needed, than to wait for a recession and risk a forced closure.



Event

25.11.2014
SFI Breakfast Seminar with Dr. Philipp Keller
Topic: The Regulatory Cold War: Financial Repression, Protectism and Possible Strategies for Switzerland
Place: Zürcher Kantonalbank, Josefstrasse 222, 8005 Zürich

26.11.2014
SFI Evening Seminar with Dr. Philipp Keller
Topic: The Regulatory Cold War: Financial Repression, Protectism and Possible Strategies for Switzerland
Place: Credit Suisse Forum, Rue de Lausanne 11-19, Geneva

03.12.2014
Lunch & Learn @ SFI
Informationsveranstaltung, Zurich

04. Dezember 2014
Evening Event with Dr. Andreas Dombret
Thema: Von der Währungsunion zur Bankenunion - Finanzintegration in Europa
Ort: Zürcher Kantonalbank, Josefstrasse 222, 8005 Zürich

More events


Press releases

08.05.2014
Swiss Finance Institute held, in partnership with McKinsey & Company and the Swiss Bankers Association, a half-day conference on: "Banking services for Swiss companies: needs, availability and trends".
English version / German version

09.04.2014
Swiss Finance Institute publishes its first White Paper, "The Extra Cost of Swiss Banking Regulation," by Professor Jean-Charles Rochet
English version / German version


17.03.2014
IAZI AG und Swiss Finance Institute lancieren CAS in Real Estate Finance

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SFI in the news


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Ticino Management: Il Nobel parla, il gestore ascolta

Article about EFA convention (14.10.2014)

Le Temps: Retour de la Tension
Article on Systemic Risk Analysis in banking, by E.Jondeau and M.Rockinger (05.10.2014)

L'Hebdo: Philippe Bacchetta pour succéder à Jean Pierre Danthine à la BNS
Article about candidates for succession at BNS' Direction (10.09.2014)


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