2019 Global Conference in Latin America

Bogota22 - 24 May 2019 | Bogotá, Colombia

FMA International is pleased to announce the 2019 Conference in Latin America at Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (Carrera 7, #40 - 62in Bogotá, Colombia. As part of FMA’s Global Series, this conference will bring together academicians 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. 

Presentations of research papers, panel discussions, tutorials and exhibits will begin Thursday morning and end Friday afternoon. The Doctoral Student Consortium (by application) will be held on Wednesday.

The program also features a keynote presentation by Andrew Karolyi of Cornell University. 

Program Co-Chairs

  • Darius Miller, Caruth Chair of Financial Management, Southern Methodist University
  • Jairo Andrés Rendón, Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana
  • Daniel Wolfenzon, Stefan H. Robock Professor of Finance and Economics, Columbia University


Online registration is no longer available; onsite registration will open at 12:00 noon on Wednesday, 22 May at Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (Carrera 7, #40 - 62) .

Ground Transportation


Uber is prevalent in Bogotá and very convenient. Uber is available in the App Store (Apple) and on Google Play (Android). The price is usually similar to a yellow cab fare.


Fare: Taxis typically only accept cash in Colombian Pesos. The fare is displayed as a “tarifa” number on the meter. It begins at 25 and goes up one unit at a time. To calculate your taxi fare, match the number to the chart hanging from the back of the front passenger seat, which shows the driver’s name, license plate, and tariff in the form of a grid. Note that there are additional surcharges for taxi pickup (e.g., by app), nighttime and airport.

At the airport: When you exit the terminal, you will see a line of yellow taxis with someone supervising the queue. That person should be noting the license plate and your destination.

Around the city: We recommend using an app like EasyTaxi (App Store or Google Play) or asking your hotel to order a taxi. This is the safest and easiest way to order a taxi in Bogotá.

Driver Services

Private car services in Bogotá are safe and efficient. We recommend Bogota Driver Guide Service and  Bogota Car Service. Your hotel may also offer a car service for transport to/from the airport.

Conference Program

Click here to view the program

Featuring the Keynote Speaker

Andrew Karolyi

Andrew Karolyi
Deputy Dean and College Dean of Academic Affairs
Professor of Finance and Harold Bierman Jr. Distinguished Professor of Management
Cornell University College of Business

An Inconvenient Void: The State of Research on Climate Finance

Professor Karolyi is an internationally-known scholar in the area of investment management, with a specialization in the study of international financial markets. He has published extensively in journals in finance and economics, including the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics and Review of Financial Studies, and has published several books and monographs. His research has been covered extensively in print and electronic media, including The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, The Economist, Time, New York Times, Washington Post, Forbes, BusinessWeek, and CNBC. He also authored the recently published book in the FMA Survey and Synthesis Series titled, Cracking the Emerging Markets Enigma. 

 Call for Papers 

Click to view the Call for Papers


Doctoral Student Consortium on Wednesday, 22 May 2019

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.

All applications were due Friday, 4 January 2019. 

Exhibitors and Sponsors

For exhibit and sponsorship opportunities, click here. Please contact Michelle Lui at +1.813.974.2084 or [email protected] to arrange sponsorship or exhibit space. 

Hotels and Travel Information

Here are some recommended hotels near the conference venue:

Hotel Proximity to Pontificia Universidad Javeriana  Approximate Rates
Hotel L'Etoile Javeriana 220 meters $50-$55 USD
Hotel Estelar Suites Jones 1.3 mi/2.1 km $75-$85 USD
Hotel Tequendama 1.7 mi/2.7 km $80-$100 USD
Hotel Ibis Museo 1.9 mi/3.1 km $50-$60 USD
JW Marriott Hotel Bogotá 2.1 mi/3.5 km $365-$400 USD
Hotel BH La Quinta 2.4 mi/3.8 km $100-$130 USD
Hotel BH Bicentenario 2.9 mi/4.6 km $95-$130 USD
Hotel Centro Internacional 3.5 mi/5.7 km $100-$145 USD


Important: FMA has been made aware that a service provider may have contacted a number of individuals who are attending the 2019 Global Finance Conference, to offer hotel reservation services. Neither FMA nor Pontificia Universidad Javeriana has contracted with a provider to offer hotel reservation services. No one is authorized to contact you directly to book your hotel room or offer you a “special discounted conference rate”. If you receive one of these calls or emails, it is a scam. Please do not respond to any phone calls or email or share any personal information with these companies.

For information about entry requirements and visas, please visit this website

To check visa requirements:

  1. Select your nationality
  2. Select your passport type
  3. Select "tourism/Event participation" as the Trip Purpose

Optional Saturday Excursion

Excursion to the Catedral de Sal de Zipaquirá (the Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá)
Saturday, 25 May

Declared as the First Wonder of Colombia, the Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá is an underground Roman Catholic church built within the tunnels of a salt mine 200 metres (220 yd) underground in a halite mountain near the town of Zipaquirá, in Cundinamarca, Colombia. It is considered one of the most notable achievements of Colombian architecture.

The tour includes round trip transportation from Bogotá, entrance fees, English speaking guide, city tour of Zipaquirá, and lunch at Andrés Carne de Res in the Municipality of Chía. The tour cost is $86 (US) per person. The tour group will depart from the conference venue (Edificio Jorge Hoyos Vásquez) at 7:00 am. 

If you have already registered for the Conference and would like to add the Excursion to your registration, please complete the tour reservation form here prior to 1 May 2019.  

Formal Participant Letters & Invitations

For participants seeking a formal invitation from FMA for either institution support or visa requirements, please contact Karen Wright at +1.813.974.2084 or [email protected]. Participants must be registered for the conference in order to receive an invitation letter. 

#FMABogota2019 - Follow the Conversation

During the conference, use the hashtag #FMABogota2019 to follow the conversation on social media.

About Pontificia Universidad Javeriana 

Pontificia Universidad Javeriana was founded in 1623 and is a pioneer in higher education in Colombia. La Javeriana was the first university in Colombia to receive a high quality accreditation. La Javeriana has built a network of bilateral and multilateral agreements with national and international higher education institutions. Currently, it has 170 specific agreements for academic collaboration that include exchange options for the university community in 30 countries in North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia.