2024 Consortium on Asset Management 

Monday, 26th February 2024
Cambridge, England

Supported by Cambridge Judge Business School's Centre for Endowment Asset Management (CEAM) and FMA, the Consortium is designed for European finance faculty who are currently working on research in asset management and related topics. Priority will be given to researchers who have received their doctorates within the last five years.

The consortium will be focused, with 5-6 high-quality papers, discussants, and a limited number of other researchers. Distinguished members of the finance profession, and practitioners, will provide feedback to presenters and discuss issues in asset management as well as aspects of academic publishing and career development.

The theme for this year’s workshop will be Asset Management. We particularly encourage papers within this theme that focus on: corporate governance and voting, financial market history, traditional and alternative asset classes, mutual funds, hedge funds, and responsible investing.

The consortium will be held as an in-person event in Cambridge, England. 

Consortium Goals

  • Present high-quality new and unpublished research
  • Bring together younger scholars working in asset management and related topics and help them benefit from engaging with each other and gaining exposure to more senior faculty

Call for Papers

Applications to present current research will be selected on a competitive basis, with priority given to European finance faculty who have been awarded their doctorate within the last five years. Criteria will include the nature of the research problem, the implications of the proposed research, the quality of the research design, and the expected contribution of the research to the literature.

The paper submission fee is $25 USD for FMA members and $35 USD for non-members.

Accepted presenters will be exempted from paying the Consortium registration fee and will be invited to a conference networking dinner. One night’s accommodation will be covered for the presenters.

The submission period for papers has closed.

Program Committee Member Application

The application period for the Program Committee has closed.


Keynote Presenter

Elroy Dimson

Elroy Dimson is a Professor of Finance at Cambridge Judge Business School, and is co-founder and Chairman of the Centre for Endowment Asset Management. He formerly served as chair of the Strategy Council for Norway’s sovereign wealth fund, and as chair of the Policy and Advisory Boards of FTSE Russell. He is a member of the Financial Economists Roundtable and of the European Corporate Governance Institute. He is a Fellow or Honorary Fellow of CFA UK, the Institute of Actuaries, the Royal Historical Society, the Risk Institute at Ohio State University, and Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge.
Professor Dimson’s books include Triumph of the Optimists and the Global Investment Returns Yearbook (with Paul Marsh and Mike Staunton), Endowment Asset Management (with Shanta Acharya), and Financial Market History (with David Chambers). Recent publications are on active ownership (Review of Financial Studies), real assets (Journal of Financial Economics), financial history (Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis), endowment strategy (Financial Analysts Journal), and long-horizon investing. His PhD is from London Business School.


Best Paper Prize

The Best Paper recipient will receive $1,000 USD and an invitation to present the paper at a future FMA European Conference. 


Registration for the Consortium will open in late December 2023.

The fee to register will be $60 USD. Travel expenses, and accommodation, are the responsibility of each registrant. Lunch and refreshments will be provided on the day of the Consortium. 


The Consortium will take place at Downing College, Cambridge University.

Please note that photography is not permitted on College grounds.

Formal Participant Letters & Invitations

For participants seeking a formal invitation from FMA for either institution support or visa requirements, please contact Dawn Appleby at +1.833.946.4512 or [email protected]. Participants must be registered for the conference in order to receive a requested letter. 

Consortium Co-Chairs

  • Mark Hutchinson, Professor and Chair of Finance, University College Cork
  • Oğuzhan Karakaş, Associate Professor in Finance, Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Cambridge
  • Mark Mulcahy, Professor in Corporate Finance, University College Cork
  • Pedro Saffi, Professor of Financial Economics, Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Cambridge

THANK YOU to our sponsors and supporters

We would like to thank the Cambridge Centre for Endowment Asset Management (CEAM) for their kind support and collaboration.



Past Consortium Programs

  • View the program from the 2023 Consortium on Asset Management
  • View the program from the 2022 Consortium on Asset Management and Fintech 
  • View the program from the 2020 Consortium on Asset Management
  • View the program from the 2019 Consortium on Factor Investing
  • View the program from the 2018 Consortium on Trading Strategies and Institutional Investing
  • View the program from the 2017 Consortium on Institutional Investing and Hedge Funds
  • View the program from the 2015 Consortium on Activist Investors, Corporate Governance and Hedge Funds
  • View the program from the 2014 Consortium on Research in Hedge Funds, Trading Strategies & Related Topics

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