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Faculty Research Lecture with Stephen Schaefer

Reserve your place today for the next Faculty Research Lecture with Stephen Schaefer on ‘The Probability of Corporate Default and Why It Matters’.

That companies may default on their debt is important for several reasons. Indeed, the amount of capital a bank needs - a critical issue in the recent financial crisis - depends on the default probability of its loans. However, corporate default probabilitlies are very difficult to measure. 

In this lecture, Stephen will discuss his and Peter Feldhütter’s (formerly of London Business School and now at Copenhagen Business School) work on how to better estimate whether a company will default. He will also explain the complex issue of corporate debt pricing. 

Where and when?
Wolfson Lecture Theatre, 13:00 - 14:00 on Thursday 2 November 2017. Save the date to your calendar.

Faculty profile
Stephen Schaefer's work focuses on fixed income markets, risk management, credit risk and financial regulation. His recent research includes a study on corporate debt default in the US over the past 150 years, which was awarded first prize in the 2011 Fama/DFA Award. 

Read his full profile on london.edu.