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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.



Events

26.08.2015
SFI Lunch & Learn Informationsveranstaltung, Zürich  

27.08.2015
SFI Frühstück Seminar mit Dr. Hans-Joachim Jaeger, Zürich
Thema: AIA, Zahlstellensteuer, FATCA: Big Picture Dynamik der verschiedenen Initiativen und Auswirkungen auf die Geschäftsmodelle von Banken.

24.9.2015
SFI Evening Seminar with Elizabeth Corley
Topic: Risk and Uncertainty in Asset Management


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Press releases

19.06.2015

Swiss Finance Institute publishes the first comprehensive Swiss study on structured products. The most recent SFI White Paper sheds light on the performance, costs, and investments of structured products.
English version, German version, French version, Italian version

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

Finanz und Wirtschaft: Barriere-Zertifikate langfristig oder punktuell
Article referring to the SFI White Paper - Structured Products: Performance, Costs, and Investments (18.07.2015)


Articles referring to the most recent SFI White Paper—Structured Products: Performance, Costs, and Investments.
NZZ: Performance-Studie zeichnet positives Bild
Finanz und Wirtschaft: Der faire Preis von strukturierten Produkten.
L'Agefi: La performance et les coûts démystifiés
Le Temps: Bonne performance des produits structurés depuis la crise, coûts "raisonnables"
Schweizer Bank: Licht im Dunkel der Gebühren
(June to July 2015)

L'Agefi: La solution privée plutôt que publique
Interview with Jean-Pierre Danthine (25.06.2015)

Les Echos: "Le franc fort, nouveau fardeau de l'économie suisse"
Article about the Swiss monetary policy and Jean-Pierre Danthine's speech at the SFI Evening seminar (01.06.2015)







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