Today i exchanged several mails with someone from Willis Towers Watson on syndicated lending.
All started with my paper on the speed of loan syndication “How to get a syndicated loan fast? The role of syndicate composition and organization” published in Finance (2010) (pdf here).
Someone at Willis Towers Watson actually read it (yep, guys from the industry read academic papers, #poke w/r to my old entry on that matter here) and sent me an e-mail for some clarifications… Then I got a few questions… and so on !
Just to say that (empirical) finance is useful outside of academia and practicioners & scholars need each other !