Another Shark Tank Opportunity in 2020 – calling Capital Market Researchers!

Posted by Robert Faff - Aug 14, 2019


Following on from the highly successful inaugural SHARK TANK event at the World Finance Conference 2019 in Santiago, Professor Robert Faff from the University of Queensland Business School will co-ordinate and lead a new SHARK TANK event at the WFC2020 in Malta. The key focus of this event:

  • is targeting HIGH QUALITY seasoned papers presented at the WFC2020 conference;
  • papers to go through a fast-tracked review for publication at a participating journal;
  • the reviews based on the SHARK TANK process (as described in the information sheet – available at the link shown below).

Which journals are involved in the WFC2020 SHARK TANK event?

The currently signed-up journals are:

  • Pacific-Basin Finance Journal;
  • Journal of Financial Stability;
  • Journal of Multinational Financial Management;
  • Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions & Money;
  • Emerging Markets Review;
  • International Review of Financial Analysis (new).

While these journals are finance focused, those of you doing quality "capital markets" research, that is at the intersection accounting and finance, are encouraged to get involved.

This is a good way to ease into multi-disciplinary work!

For the latest list of shark journals, consult Twitter =>

 @FaffRobert  and/or searching #wfc2020sharktank


How do I initiate my nomination for the WFC2020 SHARK TANK event?

Initial nomination is simple: at the time of your WFC2020 paper submission, you need to explicitly request that your paper be considered for the SHARK TANK event.


How do I find out about the WFC2020?

Go to the WFC website and find the Malta tab:


What are all the steps and conditions involved in the WFC2020 SHARK TANK event?

Details of the series of steps and conditions are described in the guidelines and information sheet available later in this blog.


Further Information & Enquiries

For updated SHARK TANK information consult Twitter: @FaffRobert searching #wfc2020sharktank

For any clarifications/queries regarding the SHARK TANK event, please email Professor Faff directly: 



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