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

Registration (closed Monday, 24 February 2020)

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

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

Networking & 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 with the exception of Bloomberg which will be held on Friday, 6 March. 
  • 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

7:00 a.m. Registration
7:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Case Competition Preliminary Round
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Exhibits
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 & Exhibits
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. Networking & Career Fair

 NO outside food or beverage is permitted in the meeting space or public areas of the hotel. 

Thank You Sponsors

Financial Modeling Case Competition Sponsor

Conference Collateral Sponsor


General Conference Sponsors



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