2013 Asian Finance Association Annual Meeting’s Sirca Best Paper Award

We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 Asian Finance Association Annual Meeting’s Sirca Best Paper Award.

Congratulations to Sandy Lai (University of Hong Kong), Lilian Ng (University of Wisconsin) and Bohui Zhang (University of New South Wales) with their paper “Does PIN Affect Equity Prices Around the World?”

The prize is awarded to the best paper in any area of finance or accounting research that uses data supplied by Sirca as one of the sources of information in the paper. This year’s meeting was held in Nanchang City, Jiangxi Province, P.R. of China on July 15-17th.

SIRCA and RP Data Academic Partnership Announced

SIRCA and RP Data to create a new world of property data for students and researchers at Australia and New Zealand’s leading universities

Today SIRCA agreed to partner with RP Data to provide researchers from leading Universities with access to Australia’s largest property data collection. “Australia’s housing market is the most valuable and important asset class in the nation, worth an estimated $4.7 trillion. There is a natural appetite from academic institutions both domestically and around the world to gain access to data from Australia’s largest property database and analytics via their SIRCA affiliation” said Mike Briers, CEO of SIRCA.

“Better data leads to better research and ultimately better Government policy and importantly more efficient private sector investment” noted Professor Terry Walter, Chief Research Officer, SIRCA.  RP Data wants to ensure students and academics can gain exposure to Australia’s leading suite of property related analytics as well as raw data which can be used to further the analysis of property markets nationally.

Click here for the full press release

Click here for more information on RP Data

2012 Philip Brown Best Published Paper Award Winner Announced

The winning paper for the inaugural Philip Brown Best Published Paper Award was announced on Tuesday at the 2013 AFAANZ conference in Perth.

Congratulations to Ben Marshall (Massey University), Nhut Nguyen (University of Auckland) and Nuttawat Visaltanachoti (Massey University) with their paper “Commodity Liquidity Measurement and Transaction Costs” that was published in The Review of Financial Studies v25 n2 2012.

The award was established in recognition of the contribution Philip Brown has made to the establishment of Sirca and the work he did in developing databases to be used for finance and accounting research. The award has a cash value of $10,000 and is made based on a recommendation to the Sirca CEO by the Membership and Research Committee, a sub-committee of the Sirca Limited Board.

Watch this space for how to enter your paper for the 2013 award early next year!