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The European Association for Banking and Financial History (eabh) e.V.


Institutional Investors

The history of professional fund management

26 Oct 2018

United Kingdom

eabh in cooperation with Schroders and Banque Lombard Odier

Up to the beginning of the 20th century stocks were primarily owned by wealthy private individuals. Now, 100 years later, institutional investors hold almost twice the amount. They have 112trn assets under management (AUMs) compared to the 72,3trn that were held by High-Net-Worth-Individuals in 2016. The ascent of institutional investors as one of the most powerful players on global financial markets today is a highly relevant yet under researched topic.

This conference will ask the question of when, how and why this massive structural shift happened? And which are the consequences for our societies? How can we set policy frameworks today in a way that ensures that these investors will be able to deliver adequate pension payments in the future?


ProgrammeCall for papers


Financial History

Reflections on the Past to Tackle Today's Key Finance Questions

16 May 2019

Frankfurt, Germany

 Workshop for young scholars

Institute for Banking and Financial History (IBF) in cooperation with the Research Center SAFE, Goethe University Frankfurt 

Call for papers


Frontiers in financial history

19 Jun 2018

Rotterdam, Netherlands

Together with University Bonn and Erasmus School of Economics eabh held a workshop for new scholars in the field of financial history research. The papers presented at the workshop are available here