2023 FMA Annual Meeting 

11 - 14 October 2023 | Chicago, Illinois   

FMA International is pleased to announce the 2023 FMA Annual Meeting will be held in-person on 11 - 14 October 2023 at the Sheraton Grand Chicago Riverwalk Hotel. 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. 

The Annual Meeting is planned as an in-person only event. COVID-19 vaccinations will not be required. Face masks, hand sanitizers, and test kits will be available. All registrants will be required to agree to a Liability Waiver and Conference Code of Conduct during the registration process.

Conference Registration

Online registration is no longer available. The Conference Registration desk at the Sheraton will be open:

Wednesday, 11 October: 12:00 Noon - 5:00 PM

Thursday, 12 October: 7:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Friday, 13 October: 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Saturday, 14 October: 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM

If you have any questions, please contact FMA here. 


Download the Free Conference App!

 FMA is pleased to announce the 2023 Annual Meeting App. The app allows you to search for sessions, speakers, create profiles and build your own schedule for the conference by choosing sessions you want to attend. 

If you are using an Apple or Android device:

  • Search for (and download) the "EventPilot Conference App" from the Apple App Store/Google Play Store.
  • You will be prompted for a code. Enter in "FMA23" (not case-sensitive)
  • You will then be prompted to install the app.

If you already have the Event Pilot app downloaded on your mobile device, follow these steps to access the 2023 conference program:

  • Click on the “More” menu icon
  • Click on “Find Event”
  • Enter the code “FMA23

*Note: If you already have the Event Pilot app downloaded and are not able to locate the conference using the code, delete the app and reinstall. Once reinstalled, enter code FMA23.

If you prefer to view the app on a web browser, head to the Online Planner. (Login is username: email address used for registration & last name: last name used for registration). 

Once downloaded: 

  • Login is username: email address used for registration & last name: last name used for registration). 
  • You may create a profile by creating a new username and password, or by signing in using your existing Google account.

Conference Hotel Information

The conference hotel is the Sheraton Grand Chicago Riverwalk Hotel. The reservation deadline for the Sheraton Grand Chicago Riverwalk Hotel was 9 September 2023; the hotel is currently sold out. If you use an online booking service such as Hotels.com or Trivago.com, please search on Streeterville/River North for hotels within walking distance.

FMA does NOT work with a third party company to handle reservations. If you receive an email or phone call from a third party company asking you to book a room for the Annual Meeting, they are NOT affiliated with FMA. 

Click here for airport transportation information.

The Conference Program is now available! 

Click here for the Program!

Keynote Speaker Joe Henrich 

Professor and Chair of Human Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University

Dr. Henrich is currently the Ruth Moore Professor of Biological Anthropology in the Department of Human Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University. Before moving to Harvard, he was a professor of both Economics and Psychology at the University of British Columbia for nearly a decade, where he held the Canada Research Chair in Culture, Cognition and Coevolution. His research deploys evolutionary theory to understand how human psychology gives rise to cultural evolution and how this has shaped our species’ genetic evolution. Using insights generated from this approach, Professor Henrich has explored a variety of topics, including economic decision-making, social norms, fairness, religion, marriage, prestige, cooperation and innovation. He’s conducted long-term anthropological fieldwork in Peru, Chile and in the South Pacific, as well as having spearheaded several large comparative projects. In 2004 he won the Presidential Early Career Award for young scientists, and, in 2009, the Early Career Award for Distinguished Contributions bestowed by the Human Behavior and Evolution Society. In 2013-14, Dr. Henrich held the Peter and Charlotte Schoenenfeld Faculty Fellowship at NYU’s Stern School of Business. In 2018, the Society for Personality and Social Psychology awarded him the Wegner Prize for Theoretical Innovation. From 2010 to 2019, Dr. Henrich was a senior fellow in the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research in the Institutions, Organizations and Growth group and he became a fellow of the Cognitive Science Society in 2021. In 2016, he published The Secret of Our Success (Princeton) and in 2020, The WEIRDest People in the World: How the West became psychologically peculiar and particularly prosperous (FSG).

Dr. Henrich will present the Keynote Address on Thursday, 12 October at 4:45 PM.

Optional Special Events (additional attendance fees apply)

Women's Networking Luncheon (Friday, 13 October) 

Connecting Research and Practice: Opportunities within and outside Academia

Coordinated by Dr. Nicole Boyson, Professor of Finance and Interim Group Chair at Northeastern University's D'Amore-McKim 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. 


Jane Buchan, CEO, Martlet Asset Management

Jennifer Juergens, Senior Manager, Cornerstone Research

Marina Niessner, Assistant Professor of Finance, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University


Women's Networking Luncheon Sponsored by

Assistant Professors’ Breakfast (Friday, 13 October) 

Coordinated by Dr. Ravi Jagannathan, CME Group/John F. Sandner Chair of Finance at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management and Co-Director of the Financial Institutions and Markets Research  Center at the Kellogg School, 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.


Marc Lipson, Robert F. Vandell Professor of Business Administration, University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Jeffrey Pontiff, Professor and James F. Cleary Chair in Finance, Boston College Carroll School of Management

Heather TookesDeputy Dean for Faculty and Professor of Finance, Yale School of Management



Jack Rader FMA Members' & Friends' Breakfast (Friday, 13 October)   

As a conference tradition, this breakfast brings together both long-standing and new members of the Association to learn about the FMA's latest initiatives and to hear from a distinguished speaker. This year's speaker is Dr. Jennifer Koski, Professor of Finance, Kirby L. Cramer Endowed Chair in Finance and Associate Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs at the Foster School of Business, University of Washington.

Complimentary Head Shots

We are excited to announce that complimentary head shots will be available in the Exhibit Hall on Thursday and Friday, 12 and 13 October!

Doctoral Student Consortium on Wednesday, 11 October 2023 

Led by Dr. Ivo Welch, J. Fred Weston Distinguished Professor of Finance and Economics at the Anderson Graduate School of  Management at UCLA, 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 was 14 July 2023 We are no longer accepting applications.

Diversity Emerging Scholars Initiative (DESI) on Wednesday, 11 October 2023 

Sponsored by

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 2023 FMA Annual Meeting on Wednesday, 11 October 2023 where they will present their papers/research idea, 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 back to the senior faculty leaders for additional mentorship and support. 

Conference registration fees will be waived for selected participants.

The application deadline was 14 July 2023.  We are no longer accepting applications.

Innovation in Teaching Award  

Sponsored by

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 2023 and prizes will be offered to the winner and two runners up. 

The application deadline was 14 July 2023.  We are no longer accepting applications.

New Ideas Sessions

Following on prior years’ successes, the Financial Management Association International (FMA) will hold several New Ideas Sessions at the 2023 Annual Meeting on October 11-14, 2023 in Chicago, IL. The submission deadline was 21 August 2023. We are no longer accepting submissions. 

Paper Submissions

The paper submission deadline was Friday, 7 April 2023. We are no longer accepting submissions. Decision letters were sent on 6 July 2023 to each paper's listed presenting author. Please contact FMA here if you have not received your letter.

Click here to read the Call for Papers

 Airport Transportation

Chicago is served by O'Hare Airport (north of the city) and Midway Airport (south of the city.).

O'Hare Airport

CTA Trains, estimated fare $2.50, approximately 1 hour travel time, click here for details

Uber Cab, estimated fare $60 - $65, approximately 45 minute travel time

Taxi, estimated fare $50, approximately 45 minute travel time

Midway Airport

CTA Trains, estimated fare $2.50, approximately approximately 1 hour travel time, click here for details

Uber Cab, estimated fare $45 - $48, approximately 30 - 35 minute travel time

Taxi, estimated fare $35, approximately 30 - 35 minute travel time 

Sponsorships, Exhibits and Advertising

Information on sponsorships, exhibits and advertising is now available here!

Vice President - 2023 FMA Annual Meeting Program

Raghavendra Rau 
Sir Evelyn de Rothschild Professor of Finance
Cambridge Judge Business School

Professor Rau is the Sir Evelyn de Rothschild Professor of Finance at Cambridge Judge Business School. He also holds the Gresham Chair in business at Gresham College. He is a past president of the European Finance Association, and a past editor of Financial Management. He is a founder and director of the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) and a member of the Cambridge Corporate Governance Network (CCGN).

Professor Rau has taught at a number of universities around the world, including the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences PO), Université Paris-Dauphine, the Indian School of Business, Purdue University, the University of California at Los Angeles and most recently, the University of California at Berkeley.

Professor Rau was Principal at Barclays Global Investors, then the largest asset manager in the world, in San Francisco from 2008-2009. He is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Corporate Finance, the Journal of Banking and Finance, among others. His research has frequently been covered by the popular press including the New York Times, the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Economist, among others. He won the Ig Nobel Prize in Management in 2015, a prize awarded for research that makes people laugh, and then think.

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. 

#FMAChicago2023 - Follow the Conversation

During the conference, use the hashtag #FMAChicago2023 to follow the conversation on Twitter (@finmgmtassoc) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/FMA.org).