tsfs finance conference

Tunisian Society for Financial studies (TSFS), and on its behalf Professor Slaheddine Hellara (IHE Founding) as chairman of the Scientific Committee, is pleased to host the first TSFS Finance Conference, which will be held at Sousse, Tunisia from December 12–14 December, 2013. The Conference gives researchers the opportunity to present their research work and exchange ideas.

The 2013 Finance Conference will organize a Tutorial for PhD students. The Doctoral Tutorial will be chaired by renamed group of top finance professors.

We hope that you find this conference rewarding and look forward to seeing you in Sousse.

Program of the Conference

TSFS Executive Committee

We are delighted to announce:

Keynote Speaker 


Jimmy Skoglund

SAS Institute Inc., North Carolina, USA 

Management and Hedging of Liquidity Risk


Jimmy Skoglund is a principal risk product manager with SAS and has more than ten years' experience developing and implementing risk methodologies. Prior to joining SAS he worked in Swedbank in the group risk methodology team with responsibility for risk methodology development and implementation across group for market and credit risk. Jimmy holds a Ph.D. from Stockholm School of Economics in quantitative finance and econometrics. 

He is a regular contributor to risk methodology research in areas of market, credit and liquidity risk. He has been published in key risk and finance journals including The Journal of Risk, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Risk Model Validation, Journal of Risk Management in Financial Institutions, International review of Applied Financial Issues and Economics.

Keynote Speaker

Kamal Boukhetala

Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics - USTHB, Alger, Algeria
Adviser to Finance Minister
Adviser to Minister for Statistics & Forecasting

R-Simulation Modeling Tool for Diffusion Process


Professor Boukhetala received his Ph.D. in Mathematics; Option: Operational Research / statistics and probability from Joseph Fourier University – Grenoble
His research interests: stochastic processes, mathematical and computational finance, stochastic optimization, bayesian statistics and decision theory, stochastic models in finance and actuarial...

He has published widely in leading academic journals in financial mathematics: Journal of Mathematical Finance, Scandinavian Actuarial Journal, Insurance: Mathematics and Economics, Journal of Probability and statistics ...  



All papers accepted for presentation at the 2013 TSFS Finance Conference will be published by Procedia - Economics & Finance Elsevier, ScienceDirect, in electronic conference proceedings. 


The procedia is indexed by Scopus and Thomson Reuters (ISI Conference Proceedings Citation Index).




 Selected papers at this conference meeting the highest quality will be published in a special issue of the International Review of Applied Financial Issues and Economics. 

The International Review of Applied Financial Issues and Economics is indexed in: ABI/Inform Database (ProQuest), EBSCO Publishing, Cabell's Directory, Humanities & Social Sciences Index Retrospective, Electronic Collections Online, CEEOL, BASE (Bielefeld Academic), CCSD, OCLC WorldCat, Academic Index, Scirus, AMICUS, NewJour, Georgetown University, International bibliography of periodical literature: IBZ, British Library, Library and Archives Canada,…


Robert A. Jarrow
Cornell University, USA
Stuart M. Turnbull
University of Houston USA
Andrew Karolyi
Cornell University, USA
Carl Chen
University of Dayton, USA
Kee H. Chung
State University of New York at Buffalo, USA
Wayne E. Ferson
University of Southern California, USA
Michael A. Goldstein
Babson College, USA 

We intend to publish an edited book with Cambridge Scholars publishing. Selected authors will be invited to contribute in this capacity.

We are delighted to announce: 

The round-table:
Equity Derivatives Trading in Practice
Professor Slaheddine Hellara  (Click here to see CV of Prof. Hellara)                                                   
President of TSFS         
IHE Founding
Dr. Jacinto Marabel Romo (Click here to see short CV)

Equity Derivatives Trader at Grupo Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria BBVA (Vice president)

University of Alcala de Henares, Madrid, Spain 

Important Dates:  

Draft submission deadline: 15 October 2013

Final paper submission deadline: 20 0ctober 2013

Authors’ Registration Deadline (for inclusion in the Conference Programme): 15 Nobember 2013

Conference Dates: 12–14 December 2013 


Tunisian Society for Financial Studies