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Cambridge Endowment for Research in Finance (CERF)


The CERF Alumni Society (CERFAS) is a research community of former CERF post-doctoral researchers, and a representative of the current CERF post-docs. CERFAS was founded in 2021 by Mehrshad Motahari. CERFAS is run by an executive committee that meets several times per year and organizes events and activities for its members.

CERFAS aims to foster and advance research in finance, financial institutions, and financial markets, and their relationship with the economy. CERFAS promotes research that advances financial policy and practice, addresses real-world challenges and delivers long-term welfare gains to society.

In 2022, CERFAS launched its Best Paper Award, open to all former CERF-funded researchers and students.


Executive Committee


There are five executive members who constitute the executive committee.

Executive members are selected biennially by active members through voting in early September. 


Current executive committee (2021-2023):

Not Yet Appointed (president)

Not Yet Appointed (secretary)

Dr Shiqi Chen

Dr Mehrshad Motahari

Dr Hormoz Ramian 

Dr Lucy Wang (CERF representative)

Dr Yuxia Zou




Dr Mehrshad Motahari 

Dr Hormoz Ramian 

Dr Shiqi Chen

Dr Adelphe Ekponon

Dr Scott Guernsey

Dr Sunwoo Hwang

Dr Jisok Kang

Dr Yuan Li

Dr Alex Tse

Dr Hui Xu

Dr Shaoting Pi

Dr Elias Ohneber


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CCFin people - Cambridge Centre for Finance - Cambridge Judge Business School