2024 FMA Annual Meeting 

16 - 19 October 2024 | Grapevine, TX

FMA International is pleased to announce the 2024 FMA Annual Meeting will be held on 16 - 19 October 2024 at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Grapevine, TX (nearest airport is DFW). This conference will bring together academics 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. 

 Vice President - 2024 FMA Annual Meeting Program 

Jeffrey Pontiff, Professor and James F. Cleary Chair in Finance, Boston College

Professor Pontiff has teaching and research interests in the area of corporate finance and capital markets. His research has been published in journals such as the Journal of FinanceJournal of Financial EconomicsAmerican Economic ReviewQuarterly Journal of EconomicsReview of Financial Studies, and the Rand Journal. His papers have won numerous awards including both the Jensen Prize (first place) and the Amundi Smith Breeden Prize (first place). He has held research or teaching positions at University of Washington, UCLA, Emory, Harvard Business School, National University of Singapore, ESCP-Europe, EPFL, Northeastern, and the Institute for Financial Research (Stockholm).

He is an associate editor at the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, and the Journal of Wine Economics. In the past, he has served as the executive editor at the Review of Asset Pricing Studies, and an associate editor at the Review of Financial Studies and Management Science. He is a co-founder and past president of the Financial Research Association, and a past director for the Western Finance Association.

Paper Submissions

The deadline to submit a paper was Friday, 5 April 2024. The submission fee was $75 USD (FMA members) and $85 (non-members).   We are no longer accepting submissions. Decision notices will be sent in July.

Click here to read 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.

Other Program Participation

Session Chair/Discussant Application: Application Deadline: 24 July 2024 - CLICK HERE TO APPLY 

Conference Hotel

The conference hotel is the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center (1501 Gaylord Trail, Grapevine, TX 76051). The hotel is located approximately 10 minutes from Dallas-Ft. Worth (DFW) Airport and 25 minutes from Love Field.  The base rate is $245/night plus taxes and fees.  Additional options are available for guaranteed bed types and property location.  The link to make hotel reservations will be in each registrant's registration confirmation email.

Program Track Chairs

The Program Track Chairs work closely with the Vice President - Program to make paper acceptance recommendations by using the review data provided by the members of the Program Committee and put together suggested sessions for the Program. 

Best Paper Awards

Papers accepted for presentation may be eligible for consideration in five Best Paper Award categories:

Asset Pricing & Investments (Review Committee Coordinator: Lars Lochstoer, UCLA)
(Sponsored by AAII)

Corporate Finance (Review Committee Coordinator: Michael Weisbach, The Ohio State University)

Financial Markets & Institutions (Review Committee Coordinator: Philip Strahan, Boston College

Market Microstructure (Review Committee Coordinator: Mao Ye, Cornell University)
(Sponsored by Nasdaq)

Options & Derivatives (Review Committee Coordinator: Kris Jacobs, University of Houston)
(Sponsored by The Options Industry Council)



Conference Program

Featuring Keynote Speaker John Campbell, Harvard Universit

John Y. Campbell is the Morton L. and Carole S. Olshan Professor of Economics at Harvard University, where he has taught since 1994.

He has published over 100 articles on various aspects of finance and macroeconomics, including fixed-income securities, equity valuation, portfolio choice, and household finance. His books include Financial Decisions and Markets: A Course in Asset Pricing (Princeton University Press 2018), The Squam Lake Report: Fixing the Financial System (with the Squam Lake Group of financial economists, PUP 2010), Strategic Asset Allocation: Portfolio Choice for Long-Term Investors (with Luis Viceira, Oxford University Press 2002), and The Econometrics of Financial Markets (with Andrew Lo and Craig MacKinlay, PUP 1997).

He is a Research Associate and former Director of the Program in Asset Pricing at the National Bureau of Economic Research, a Fellow of the Econometric Society and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy and Honorary Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Oxford, and holds honorary doctorates from BI Norwegian Business School, the University of Maastricht, the University of Paris Dauphine, and Copenhagen Business School. Campbell is also a founding partner of Arrowstreet Capital, LP, a Boston-based quantitative asset management firm.  

2024 FMA Outstanding Financial Executive

Gregory D. Smith, Independent Director, American Airlines Group Board of Directors 

Gregory D. Smith joined American’s Board in January 2022, after a 30+ year career with The Boeing Company, serving most recently as Executive Vice President and CFO and was named Independent Director of the American Airlines Group Board of Directors in February, 2023.

His duties broadened during his tenure at Boeing, including working on the company’s effort to return the 737 Max jetliner to service after it was grounded worldwide following two deadly crashes. He briefly served as interim CEO. He retired from Boeing in a surprise move in early 2021, then joined American’s board in January 2022.

Greg will participate in what promises to be an insightful Fireside Chat at the FMA Annual Meeting Luncheon on Friday, 18 October 2024.

Conference Special Events

Doctoral Student Consortium on Wednesday, 16 October 2024 

Led by Dr. Zhiguo He James Irvin Miller Professor of Finance at Stanford University, 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 is Friday, 12 July 2024. Click here to apply.

Diversity Emerging Scholars Initiative (DESI) on Wednesday, 16 October 2024 

Led by Dr. John Graham, D. Richard Mead professor of finance at the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, the Diversity Emerging Scholars Initiative (DESI) is a program that offers early career scholars (e.g., Assistant Professors or untenured professors) from underrepresented identity groups (i.e., underrepresented race/ethnicity groups, lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender people, people with disabilities) opportunities to gain visibility in the profession, benefit from mentorship, receive feedback and ongoing support on their research from senior faculty, and receive advice on professional development.

Selected participants will be invited to participate in workshops at the 2024 FMA Annual Meeting on Wednesday, 16 October 2024 where they will present their papers/research ideas, engage in discussion, and receive feedback from senior researchers. Participants agree to integrate feedback gained from these workshops into their papers within 9 months and send them back to the senior faculty leaders for additional mentorship and support. 

 Conference registration fees will be waived for selected participants.

 The application deadline is Friday, 12 July 2024. Click here to apply. 

Innovation in Teaching Award  

The Financial Management Association International's (FMA) Innovation in Teaching Award is designed to recognize inspiring educators, enhance the quality and relevance of education in finance, disseminate successful innovative practices, and elevate teaching as a craft to the next level.  

Three finalists will be invited to present in a special session at the FMA Annual Meeting in October 2024 and prizes will be offered to the winner and two runners up. 

The application deadline is Friday, 12 July 2024.  Click here to apply.  

Women's Networking Luncheon (Thursday, 17 October)  

Coordinated by Dr. Nathalie MoyenProfessor and Chair of the Finance Division at the University of Colorado Boulder's Leeds School of Business,  the luncheon provides an opportunity for women to network with each other, as well as share thoughts and solutions to the unique challenges women face in advancing in the finance profession.  


Assistant Professors' Breakfast (Friday, 18 October) 

Coordinated by Dr. Eric Hughson, Don and Lorraine Freeberg Professor of Economics and Finance at Claremont McKenna College, the breakfast panelists will share the lessons learned from their own experiences to help assistant professors navigate their careers. Additionally, they will discuss topics such as time management, the publication process, mentorship, as well as how to balance research, teaching and service to the profession.

* Additional attendance fees required for the Women's Networking Luncheon and Assistant Professors' Breakfast. 

Sponsorship, Exhibits & Advertising

Information on sponsorships, exhibits and advertising is available here!

#FMATexas2024 - Follow the Conversation

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