2020 Finance Leaders' Conference

Manhattan5 - 6 March 2020
Park Central Hotel | New York, NY

The Finance Leaders' Conference is the only international conference for students to address their needs and concerns about finance careers. Conference attendees:

  • Learn about financial career paths and what it takes to succeed.
  • Sharpen team, leadership, and communication skills.
  • Expand professional contacts and friends.
  • Learn from industry experts on how to achieve your career goals.
  • Participate in a Finance Case Competition. 
  • Visit local financial institutions, such as the New York Stock Exchange, NASDAQ, Wall Street Journal, and Bloomberg.
  • Include your resume in the digital resume book given to select employers and panelists.

Attendees also have the opportunity to meet:

  • FMA student chapters representatives from around the world.
  • Finance professionals from “powerhouse” companies and numerous financial career specialists.
  • FMA International support staff


Members: $175 USD
Nonmembers: $210 USD (includes one year of membership.)

Click here to register

Hotel and Travel

All participants are required to make their own travel and hotel arrangements. FMA has arranged for a discounted rate ($199/king or $219/double) at the Park Central Hotel. To make hotel reservations, click here (access code: FMAIC20).

For the discounted rate, the hotel reservation deadline is 3 February 2020

Internship & Career Fair

New in 2020! Employers are invited to participate in our Internship & Career Fair during the conference. There is no cost to employers to participate. Click here for more information or contact [email protected]

Sponsorship Opportunities

Click here to view available opportunities or contact Shannon Tompkins at 813-974-2084 or [email protected].


Tours: Tour space is limited; requests will be reserved on a first come first served basis. As of 5 February the following tours have been confirmed; registrants will be able to attend one tour. All tours are scheduled for Thursday, 5 March 2020. 
  • Bloomberg
  • CohnReznick
  • Dow Jones/Wall Street Journal
  • Federal Reserve Bank of New York
  • New York Stock Exchange
  • Quontic Bank
  •  Robert A. Schwartz Center on Trading and Financial Markets Research at Baruch College
  • S&P Global

Thursday, 5 March 2020

7:30 a.m. Registration
7:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Case Competition Preliminary Round
12:30 p.m. Welcome & Icebreaker
1:00 p.m. Changing Skill Sets & the Value of Credentials
Cortney Sanders, AICPA
2:15 p.m.  Theory and Prevention of Fraud
Arlen Lasinsky, CPA, CFE, CFF, CVA, CTP
3:30 p.m. Is It Time to Buy or Bail?
Sam Stovall, CFRA


Friday, 6 March 2020

8:00 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Case Competition Presentations
10:00 a.m. Practical Tips for Resume Writing & Interviewing
Nicole Meyer, Meyer Partnership
12:00 Noon Luncheon
1:15 p.m. Behind the Apps
2:00 p.m. Community Banking
Patrick Sells, Quontic Bank
3:00 p.m. Career Fair


Thank You Sponsors

Financial Modeling Case Competition Sponsor

Conference Collateral Sponsor


General Conference Sponsors



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