2021 FMA Annual Meeting 

20 - 23 October 2021  

Denver, Colorado  

FMA International is pleased to announce the 2021 FMA Annual Meeting will be held on 20 - 23 October 2021 at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel  in Denver, Colorado. This conference will bring together academicians and practitioners with interests in financial decision-making and provides a forum for presenting new research and discussing current issues in financial management and related topics. 

At this point, we are planning to hold an in-person conference with some virtual components. Recent surveys highlight the many benefits of face-to-face interactions, and we hope that most people will be able to attend in-person. However, we will continue monitoring and re-evaluate as the event draws closer. 

Presentations of research papers, panel discussions, tutorials and exhibits will begin Thursday morning and end Saturday at 12:00 noon.

The Doctoral Student Consortium (by application) and Diversity Emerging Scholars Initiative (by invitation) will be held on Wednesday, 20 October 2021. The Financial Management Association International's (FMA) Innovation in Teaching Award is designed to recognize inspiring educators, enhance the quality and relevance of education in finance, disseminate successful innovative practices, and elevate teaching as a craft to the next level.  Applications will open in March 2021.

Vice President - 2021 FMA Annual Meeting Program

Michelle Lowry
TD Bank Professor of Finance, LeBow School of Business, Drexel University
Academic Director of the Gupta Governance Institute 

Paper Submissions

The paper submission fee is $50 USD for members and $60 USD for non-members. The deadline to submit a paper is Friday, 9 April 2021. This later deadline, compared to other years, enables people to submit more recent research and facilitates the sharing of this more recent research at the conference.

Click here to submit your paper.

Paper Acceptances

Acceptance letters for the 2021 Conference will be sent (electronically) to each paper’s presenting author in June 2021. 

Program Participation Applications

Please provide a one - two page summary of your panel proposal including its main focus and the questions to be addressed, as well as the names and affiliations of potential participants. 

Click here for the Call For Papers.

Conference Program

Featuring Keynote Speaker 

Alex Edmans 

Alex Edmans is Professor of Finance at London Business School and Academic Director of the Centre for Corporate Governance.  Alex graduated from Oxford University and then worked for Morgan Stanley in investment banking (London) and fixed income sales and trading (New York).  After a PhD in Finance from MIT Sloan as a Fulbright Scholar, he joined Wharton in 2007 and was tenured in 2013 shortly before moving to LBS.

Alex’s research interests are in corporate finance, behavioural finance, and responsible business.  He has published in the American Economic ReviewJournal of FinanceJournal of Financial EconomicsReview of Financial Studies, and Journal of Economic Literature. He is Managing Editor of the Review of Finance, Associate Editor of the Journal of Financial Economics, a Research Fellow of the CEPR, and a Fellow of the ECGI. He was previously Associate Editor of the Review of Financial Studies and a Faculty Research Fellow of the NBER. 

Alex has spoken at the World Economic Forum in Davos, testified in the UK Parliament, presented to the World Bank Board of Directors as part of the Distinguished Speaker Series, and given the TED talk What to Trust in a Post-Truth World and the TEDx talk The Social Responsibility of Business with a combined 2.2 million views. Alex also serves as Mercers’ School Memorial Professor of Business at Gresham College, giving a four-year program of lectures to the public, and on Royal London Asset Management’s Responsible Investment Advisory Committee. Alex’s book, Grow the Pie: How Great Companies Deliver Both Purpose and Profit was named to the Financial Times Business Books of the Year for 2020. He has become a co-author of “Principles of Corporate Finance” with Brealey, Myers and Allen, for the upcoming 14th edition to be published in early 2022.

 Doctoral Student Consortium on Wednesday, 20 October 2021

Led by Dr. Christine ParlourProfessor | Sylvan C. Coleman Chair in Finance and Accounting | Distinguished Teaching Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley, the Doctoral Student Consortium includes a panel session with distinguished scholars discussing the latest advances in research and offering career advice. The afternoon breakout sessions give participants the opportunity to present job market papers or dissertation proposals and receive feedback from the faculty and panelists. Accepted participants receive complimentary conference registration.

The application deadline is 15 July 2021.

Click here to apply for the Doctoral Student Consortium.

Diversity Emerging Scholars Initiative (DESI) on Wednesday, 20 October 2021

FMA is pleased to offer the Diversity Emerging Scholars Initiative (DESI), a program that offers early career scholars (e.g., Assistant Professors or untenured professors) from underrepresented identity groups (i.e., underrepresented race/ethnicity groups, lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender people, people with disabilities) opportunities to gain visibility in the profession, benefit from mentorship, receive feedback and ongoing support on their research from senior faculty, and receive advice on professional development.

Selected participants will be invited to participate in workshops at the 2021 FMA Annual Meeting on Wednesday, 20 October 2021 where they will present their papers/research idea, engage in discussion, and receive feedback from senior researchers. Participants agree to integrate feedback gained from these workshops into their papers within 9 months and send back to the senior faculty leaders for additional mentorship and support. 

Conference registration fees will be waived for selected participants.

The application deadline is 15 July 2021.

Click here to apply for the Diversity Emerging Scholars Initiative (DESI).

2021 FMA Innovation in Teaching Award  

The Financial Management Association International's (FMA) Innovation in Teaching Award is designed to recognize inspiring educators, enhance the quality and relevance of education in finance, disseminate successful innovative practices, and elevate teaching as a craft to the next level.  

Three finalists will be invited to present in a special session at the FMA Annual Meeting in October 2021 and prizes will be offered to the winner and two runners up. 

Applications will open in March here.

The application deadline is 15 July 2021.

#FMADenver2021 - Follow the Conversation

During the conference, use the hashtag #FMADenver2021 to follow the conversation on Twitter (@finmgmtassoc) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/FMA.org).