2020 Applied Finance Conference 

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

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

Conference Program

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.

Registration is now open!

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There are a number of hotels located near the St. John's University campus. Hotel information, sample rates, and a map can be found here. If you use an online hotel search engine, East Village (Lower East Side) and Union Square are the primary neighborhoods to use in your search. St. John's University is located at 101 Astor Place.

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

Program Participation Application

#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.