2024 Asia/Pacific Conference

Yonsei University
Seoul, South Korea
4 - 6 July 2024

FMA International is pleased to announce its 13th Asia/Pacific Conference at Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea. FMA’s Asia/Pacific Conference brings 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. 

Presentations of research papers, panel discussions, tutorials, and exhibits will begin Friday morning and end Saturday afternoon. The Doctoral Student Consortium (by application), sponsored by WRDS, will be held on Thursday.  

Program Co-Chairs

Young Ho Eom, Professor of Finance, Yonsei University

Heitor AlmeidaProfessor of Finance and Stanley C. and Joan J. Golder Distinguished Chair in Corporate Finance and Academic Director of iDegrees, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Utpal Bhattacharya, Chair Professor, HKUST



Conference Registration is now open! 

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Registration fees are $350 USD (Professional FMA members), $450 USD (Professional non-FMA members), $200 USD (Current PhD/DBA student FMA members), and $240 USD (Current PhD/DBA student non-FMA members). 

There are additional attendance fees for the Gala Dinner (Friday, 5 July) and Farewell Reception (Saturday, 6 July). 

Conference Program

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Paper Submissions

The deadline to submit a paper was Friday, 9 February 2024. We are no longer accepting submissions.

Click here for the Call For Papers

The editors of Financial Management (FM), the flagship journal of FMA International, will be apprised by the conference program committee of papers that the committee assesses to be of particularly high-quality.  In select cases, the editors will “lightly solicit” papers for submission to FM by offering fast-turnaround, high-quality reviews, waived initial submission fees, and enhanced marketing of papers that are eventually accepted through this submission route. Referees for “lightly-solicited” papers will be made aware that the paper was invited for submission by the editors.  While these invitations do not promise eventual publication of papers in FM, the invitations are only offered to a small number of papers each year that the respective FMA conference program committees identify as likeliest to clear the bar for publication in FM without major revisions.

Conference Program featuring Keynote Speaker James Choi

James Choi is Professor of Finance at the Yale School of Management. His primary research is in household finance and behavioral finance; his work on automatic enrollment has led to changes in pension plan design around the world. He has also published research on the effects of social identity and how to use psychology to increase preventive health behaviors.

Professor Choi is a two-time recipient of the TIAA Paul A. Samuelson Award for outstanding scholarly writing on lifelong financial security. He is a Co-Director of the Retirement and Disability Research Center at the National Bureau of Economic Research, an Associate Editor at the Journal of Finance, a member of the American Finance Association’s Ethics Committee, and a TIAA Institute Fellow. He has served on the FINRA Investor Issues Committee. He holds a Ph.D. in economics and an A.B. in applied mathematics from Harvard University.

Special Sessions

The conference will feature the following special sessions along with sessions organized by the Korea-America Finance Association, Korean Finance Association, Korean Securities Association, Korean Derivatives Association and Korean Financial Management Association. 

  • Green Finance, curated by Darwin Choi, Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Nonbank Financial Institutions, curated by Jaewon Choi, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • AI and Finance, curated by Yan Ji, HKUST
  • Fintech, curated by Evgeny Lyandres, Tel Aviv University
  • Geopolitics and Finance, curated by George Panayotov, HKUST
  • Law and Finance, curated by David Schoenherr, Seoul National University

Doctoral Student Consortium on Thursday, 4 July 2024

Led by Dr. Kasper Meisner Nielsen, Professor of Finance at Copenhagen Business School and Research Fellow at the Danish Finance Institute (DFI), 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 was 25 March 2024. We are no longer accepting applications.

PhD Student Elevator Pitch Sessions

The program chairs plan to choose to highlight several research papers presented by current PhD students in an innovative "elevator pitch" session. During this session, presenters will have 5 minutes to present their research using four slides. There are no formal discussants, but abundant time allocated for audience questions and discussion. Presenters compete for a USD $1,000 best pitch award. 

Exhibitors and Sponsors

For exhibit and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Shannon Tompkins at +1.833.946.4512 or [email protected].

Thank you to our conference sponsors:

Doctoral Student Consortium 

For 25+ years, Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) has supported users with targeted solutions that underpin research, reinforce learning, and enable discovery. WRDS advances comprehensive thought leadership for 500+ institutions across 38+ countries—democratizing data access and giving users the power to analyze complex information through curated Classroom Teaching guides, Video Learning Pathways, Analytics/Linking tools, and Research Applications. WRDS resources map to Accreditation Standards, impacting an institution’s trajectory from learning and discovery to research and publication. As the world becomes more connected and the impact of policy reaches across borders, equity and access become more essential to research. WRDS is proud to play a leading role in reshaping how research, data access and researcher recognition can better reflect and support a truly global and networked community.  www.whartonwrds.com

Gala Dinner

Eugene Investment & Securities established in 1954 and holds the distinction of possessing the second most extensive corporate history amongst brokerage firms within South Korea. We offer wealth management services, retail/institutional brokerage services, investment advisory, investment banking and capital markets services to public and private enterprises. Eugene has been consistently expanding, thereby preserving a long history and tradition intrinsic to its identity as a financial investment enterprise. Eugene Investment & Securities is committed to asserting its position as the premier partner for our esteemed clients and shareholders, with an unwavering focus on optimizing returns.

Formal Participant Letters & Invitations

For participants seeking a formal invitation from FMA for either institution support or visa requirements, please contact Shannon Tompkins at +1.833-946-4512 or [email protected]. Participants must be registered for the conference in order to receive a requested letter.

Travel & Hotel Recommendations

Yonsei University has recommended three hotels for conference participants. Taxi is the easiest way to travel from hotel to Yonsei University. 

Shilla Stay Gwanghwamun Hotel (reservation deadline is 11 June 2024)

Somerset Palace Seoul (reservation deadline is 15 May 2024)

The Plaza Seoul (reservation deadline is 14 June 2024)

 #FMASeoul2024 - Follow the Conversation

During the conference, use the hashtag #FMASeoul2024 to follow the conversation on X (Twitter) (@finmgmtassoc) and on Facebook (www.facebook.com/FMA.org). 

About Yonsei University

The FMA Asia/Pacific Conference is supported by Yonsei University as well as Yonsei Finance Research Center, which received support from the Yonsei University Research Grant along with some private institutions like KB Securities. Yonsei University has persevered through the waves of modern Korean history, leading the country’s industrialization, democratization, and informatization eras. Now, Yonsei will pioneer into the Fourth Industrial Revolution to face new challenges and lead innovation in higher education. Yonsei School of Business (YSB), established in 1915, has pioneered business education and research in Korea, contributing to national progress. YSB ranks highly in global and national rankings, reflecting its commitment to innovation, leadership, and sustainable development.