2020 Applied Finance Conference 

15 May 2020 | St. John's University, New York, NY

Important update:

After closely monitoring the developments of the coronavirus (COVID-19) through the World Health Organization (WHO) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), we have decided to cancel the 2020 Applied Finance Conference. While the CDC currently determines the immediate risk of exposure to the virus to be low in most communities in the U.S., we have decided to cancel with concern for the health and well-being of our members, staff, and partners.


The Tenth Anniversary FMA Applied Finance Conference will be hosted at St. John’s University’s Tobin School of Business's Manhattan campus located in the heart 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. FMA seeks high-quality papers from scholars and practitioners in the fields of finance and accounting that:

  • Inform practice and advance the frontiers of academic research in directions relevant to practice.
  • Address issues that are relevant to contemporary issues globally and for policy formation and assessment.
  • Introduce new hypotheses that have the potential to stimulate additional research.

Program Co-Chairs

Anna Martin, Executive Director, Applied Finance Institute & Alois J. Theis Endowed Chair in Global Finance
St. John's University

Betty Simkins, Regents Professor of Finance, Head, Department of Finance, 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 and Director, Applied Finance Institute
St. John's University

Featuring Keynote Speaker 

Jan G. Loeys
Managing Director and Senior Advisor, Long-Term Investment Strategy
J.P. Morgan

"Structural Change versus Mean Reversion in Long-term Investing"

Jan G. Loeys is Managing Director and Senior Advisor, Long-Term Strategy in Global Research at J.P. Morgan. He works from New York and London and advises on Strategic Investing, writing The Long-term Strategist and co-managing J.P. Morgan Perspectives.

Mr. Loeys joined J.P. Morgan in New York in 1986 where he worked in International Economics and in Markets Research. Between 1992 and 2010, he worked from London as Chief Bond Strategist and then as Head of Markets Research, writing The J.P. Morgan View and Global Asset Allocation. Returning to New York, Jan became Chief Investment Strategist for J.P. Morgan. Prior to his arrival at J.P. Morgan, Mr. Loeys was Senior Economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. He has taught finance and economics at UCLA, the Wharton School, NYU, and Fordham University.

Mr. Loeys received a Lic. in Economics and Bac. in Philosophy from the Katholieke Universiteit te Leuven (Belgium) in 1975 and a Ph.D. in Economics from UCLA in 1982.


Paper Submissions 

Click here to read the Call For Papers
The paper submission fee is $25 USD for members and $35 USD for non-members. The deadline to submit a paper was 
Friday, 3 January 2020; we are no longer accepting submissions.

Paper Acceptances

Acceptance letters for the 2020 Conference were sent (electronically) to each paper’s presenting author in February 2020. The presenting authors were required to register within one (1) week to confirm his/her attendance; the registration fee was waived for each paper's presenting author. Presenting authors will also receive a $500 honorarium after the Conference. 


#FMAAFC2020 - Follow the Conversation

During the conference, use the hashtag #FMAAFC2020 to follow the conversation on Twitter (@finmgmtassoc) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/FMA.org).

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.