2019 Applied Finance Conference

17 May 2019
St. John’s Manhattan Campus | New York, NY

The Ninth Annual FMA Applied Finance Conference will be hosted at St. John's University's Manhattan campus located in the heart of one of New York City’s most vibrant neighborhoods. The Conference is much smaller and more focused than the FMA’s traditional meetings and includes a relatively small number of papers to provide ample opportunity for presentations and discussion by participants.

Conference Co-Chairs

  • Anna Martin, Executive Director, Applied Finance Institute &
    Alois J. Theis Endowed Chair in Global Finance
    St. John's University
  • Betty Simkins, Williams Companies Chair of Business & Professor of Finance
    Oklahoma State University & Committee Member
    Market Risk Advisory Committee, Commodity Futures Trading Commission

Practitioner Insights Coordinator

  • Mikael Bergbrant, Associate Professor of Finance & Director, Applied Finance Institute
    St. John's University

Call for Papers and Deadlines

Click to view the Call for Papers.


Keynote Speaker Announced

Michael Edleson
Assistant Vice President, Chief Risk Officer
University of Chicago

Mike Edleson is responsible for the risk management of the University’s endowment. He joined the University’s Office of Investment in 2010.

From 2003 to 2010, Mike ran risk management globally for four divisions of Morgan Stanley as managing director, including equities and MSSB (brokerage). Previously, he worked as chief economist and senior vice president of NASDAQ and NASD, and served on the boards of directors of several organizations and companies. Mike was a finance professor at Harvard Business School for over six years, following four years on the faculty at West Point; he was an Army engineer officer and served nearly 30 years in uniform, active and reserve.

Mike is a financial author and inventor, and has been co-editor or associate editor of two finance journals; he recently co-authored the new risk management reading for the CFA curriculum. He is on the board of directors of Myriad Funds, Financial Management Association Int'l, and serves on the investment committee for West Point. Mike earned a BS, summa cum laude, from West Point, an MS and PhD in economics from MIT, and is a CFA Charterholder.


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About St. John's University

Founded in 1870, St. John’s University is a Catholic and Vincentian university that prepares students for ethical leadership roles in today’s global society.

St. John’s has four campuses—Queens, Staten Island, and Manhattan in New York, and Rome, Italy. The University also has three academic locations—Hauppauge, New York; Paris, France; and Limerick, Ireland. Students come to St. John’s from 46 states and 127 countries. The University offers more than 100 associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs in the arts, business, education, law, pharmacy, and the natural and applied sciences. Students benefit from academic service-learning activities, extensive global studies opportunities, an alumni network of over 180,000, and 17 NCAA, Division I men’s and women’s athletic teams.