ESCP Faculty
Paul Karehnke wins the 2024 Best Young Researcher in Finance and Insurance Award from IEF/SCOR Foundation for Science

Scientific board members from Institut Louis Bachelier and the Institut Europlace de Finance (IEF) rewarded Prof. Paul Karehnke for his past work and potential for future work in finance.

At the 17th Financial Risks International Forum, organised by Institut Louis Bachelier in Paris, Paul Karehnke, an Associate Professor of Finance at ESCP Business School, was awarded the IEF/SCOR Foundation for Science award: Best Young Researcher in Finance and Insurance for 2024.

Karehnke was selected for his work, which focuses on asset pricing, portfolio choice and behavioural finance. In his speech to the forum, Karehnke discussed his work on performance evaluation, the momentum strategy and preference for asymmetric returns (‘skewness’). He previously won Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF)’s Young Researcher Award in 2021.

It is a great honour to receive this award because I admire the previous award winners a lot and closely follow the different activities of the award sponsors.

It is also a great pleasure to receive limelight for my research and an excellent motivation to further develop my research agenda.

Professor Paul KarehnkeProf. Paul Karehnke
Associate Professor of Finance

Karehnke received the award alongside fellow recipient – Claire Célérier, an Associate Professor of Finance at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management.

The Best Young Researcher Award was created in 2005 by the Institut Europlace de Finance (IEF) and is for a promising researcher under the age of 40. The SCOR Foundation for Science has sponsored the “Best Young Researcher in Finance and Insurance” award since 2016. Candidates are nominated by the Louis Bachelier Academic Fellows, preliminarily selected by the Scientific Board of the Institut Louis Bachelier, and finally elected by the members of the IEF Scientific Council. The two researchers received the IEF/SCOR prize as well as a check for 7,500 euros each, in recognition of their previous work and their potential for new research.

Looking to the future, Karehnke is interested in questions related to the investment horizon and risk assessment.

“For example, I would like to study the impact of considering long-time horizons on the beta of an asset, which is a metric that is usually calculated on short horizons,” Karehnke adds. “This could enable us to analyse the capital asset pricing model (CAPM) from a different angle and apply it more consistently in practice.”

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