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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


01.06.2015
SFI Public Lecture with Nobel Prize Winner Prof. Thomas J. Sargent, Zurich
Topic: The US then, Europe now

04.06.2015
SFI Lunch & Learn Informationsveranstaltung, Zürich  

10.06.2015
SFI - SRA Event with David Cole, Zurich
Topic: Risk Culture. A Continuing Journey.

25.06.2015
SFI - ETH Lunch Seminar with Prof. Andrew W. Lo, Zurich
Topic: Evolutionary Foundations of Economic Behavior, Bounded Rationality, and Intelligence

25.06.2015
SFI Evening Seminar with Prof. Andrew W. Lo, Zurich
Topic: Can Financial Engineering Cure Cancer? New Approaches to Funding Biomedical Innovation.

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Press releases

20.04.2015

Swiss Finance Institute and zeb.rolfes.schierenbeck.associates launch the first Swiss Asset Management Survey.
Pressemitteilung
Press Release


15.04.2015
Swiss Finance Institute publishes its second White Paper on "Will investment banking survive? Regulatory changes and technological advances are altering the investment banking landscape" written by SFI Prof. Semyon Malamud.
English version, German version, French version, Italian version


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SFI in the news

NZZ: "Hohe Risiken einer grossen SNB-Bilanz"
Agefi: "Les taux négatifs aident à affaiblir le franc"
Articles about Jean-Pierre Danthine's speech on "Swiss monetary policy facts... and fiction" at the SFI Evening Seminar (20.05.2015)


Privat: "Und wenn sich Herr Draghi irrt?"
Article by SFI Adjunct Prof. Erwin Heri on the European Central Bank expansionist monetary policy (16.05.2015)


Finanz und Wirtschaft: "Digitales Swiss Banking"
Article by SFI Adjunct Prof. Teodoro Cocca on social media and Fintech and whether they will revolutionize banking (29.04.2015)


NZZ: "Dominante Rolle von CS, UBS und ZKB"
Article on SFI Prof. Semyon Malamud's white paper on "The Future of Investment Banking"  (17.04.2015)





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