2017 Annual Meeting

boston11 - 14 October 2017
Boston Marriott Copley Place Hotel
Boston, MA

Led by Vice President of the 2017 FMA Annual Meeting Jeffrey L. Coles, Samuel S. Stewart, Jr. Presidential Chair in Business at the University of Utah, the Annual Meeting consists of presentations of research papers, panel discussions, and tutorials begin Thursday morning and end Saturday at noon. The Doctoral Student Consortium (invite only) and special interest round-tables are hosted on Wednesday. The onsite Placement Center is open Wednesday - Saturday to registered attendees and employers. The Exhibit Hall is open on Thursday and Friday.


Online registration is closed. To register onsite, please visit the registration desk located on the 4th Floor of the Boston Marriott Copley Place Hotel during the following times. Click here to download the PDF registration form to expedite your onsite registration process. 

Wednesday, 11 October: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thursday, 12 October: 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday, 13 October: 6:45 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday, 14 October: 8:00 am - 11:30 am

Registration Fees

Member Fees
Professional - $235.00 
Student (Undergraduate, MBA, PhD/DBA Student) - $145.00

Nonmember Fees (includes one-year membership)
Professional - $335.00 
Student (Undergraduate, MBA, PhD/DBA Student) - $175.00

Special Event Fees (Optional)
Financial Planning and Analysis Roundtable (Full Day, Wednesday, 11 October) - $40.00
Women's Networking Luncheon (Thursday, 12 October, 1:00 pm) - $30.00 - SOLD OUT!
Assistant Professors’ Breakfast (Friday, 13 October, 7:00 am) - $20.00 
FMA Jack Rader Members' & Friends' Breakfast (Saturday, 14 October, 7:15 am) - $25.00 

Conference Program

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Keynote Address: "Contracts and Corporate Finance: Past and Future"hart
Oliver Hart, 2016 Nobel Laureate in Economics and Andrew E. Furer Professor of Economics, Harvard University
Oliver Hart is currently the Andrew E. Furer Professor of Economics at Harvard University, where he has taught since 1993. His research centers on the roles that ownership structure and contractual arrangements play in the governance and boundaries of corporations. He is the 2016 co-recipient of the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, a Fellow of the Econometric Society, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the British Academy, and the American Finance Association, a member of the National Academy of Sciences, and has several honorary degrees.

Outstanding Financial Executive Address (Friday, 13 October)friedman
Adena Friedman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Nasdaq
Adena Friedman assumed the role of President and Chief Executive Officer of Nasdaq on 1 January 2017 and is a member of the Board of Directors. Ms. Friedman brings more than 20 years of industry leadership and expertise and is credited with significant contributions that shaped Nasdaq’s strategic transformation to a leading global exchange and technology solutions company with operations on six continents. Click here to read the full transcript.

Jack Rader FMA Members' & Friends' Breakfast (Saturday, 14 October)dibartolomeo
“Making Robo-investing Work” with Dan diBartolomeo, Founder and President, Northfield Information Services
Dan diBartolomeo founded Northfield Information Services, Inc. in 1985 and serves as its President. Before starting Northfield, Mr. diBartolomeo served as Director of Research of a New York investment firm, where he was responsible for investment strategy and equity, fixed-income, and derivatives research. 

Doctoral Student Consortium on Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Coordinated by Dr. Ingrid Werner, The Ohio State University, the Consortium brings together leading scholars and doctoral students to discuss current research issues and the students’ dissertations. Accepted students present their papers, receive feedback from mentors and hear expert panelists discuss potential research topics and professional advice. In addition, conference registration is waived for students selected for the Consortium. If you have any questions regarding the Doctoral Student Consortium, please contact Shannon Tompkins at [email protected]. The application deadline was 5 May 2017, and this program is invite only.

Hotel & Travel Information

Boston Marriott Copley Place (Host Hotel) - SOLD OUT!
110 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02116

All hotel blocks reserved by FMA for the conference are sold out. Click here for information about hotels in the area or how to book hotels near the host hotel.

Exhibits & Sponsorships

For information about sponsoring or exhibiting at the 2017 Annual Meeting, please click here. To view the current sponsor list, click here.

FMA Placement Center at the Boston Marriott Copley Place Hotel (Salon A-E, 4th Floor)

All employers and candidates interviewing at the conference must register for the conference. The hours of the onsite Placement Center are: 

Wednesday, 11 October: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thursday, 12 October: 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Friday, 13 October: 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday, 14 October: 7:30 am - 11:30 am

Note to Employers: The onsite Placement Center provides tables for interviewers to meet with candidates. Availability of the tables is on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Download the Conference Mobile App

The free conference app is available for download from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. The app allows you to search for sessions, building your schedule and view the attendees list in the palm of your hand!

  • Search for "Eventpilot Conference App."
  • Download the app from the store (no charge)
  • Open the app; you will be prompted for a code.
  • Enter in "FMA 2017" (not case-sensitive) & follow the instructions that appear to finish installing.

For Windows Phone/Blackberry usersClick here view the web app or visit https://goo.gl/p5tE5x.

For Desktop Computer users: To view the app on your desktop or the Online Planner, please click here or visit https://goo.gl/LQuACa.

#FMABoston2017 - Follow the Conversation

During the conference, use the hashtag #FMABoston2017 to follow the conversation on Twitter (@finmgmtassoc) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/FMA.org).

Thank You Sponsors 

  Friday Reception Sponsor

  Keynote Sponsor


Best Paper in Investments Sponsor

Best Paper in Corporate Finance Sponsor

Best Paper in Market Microstructure Sponsor


Staying in Boston after the Annual Meeting?

We encourage you to join FMA at the 2017 Financial Stability and Federal Reserve on Tuesday, 17 October 2017, from 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m., at the Boston Harbor Hotel (70 Rowes Wharf, Boston, MA 02110) in Boston, MA, to discuss issues related to financial stability, role of the federal reserve, and economic climate with fellow finance practitioners and researchers. Note: This is a separate event and is not part of the 2017 FMA Annual Meeting. Click here to learn more.