2020 Consortium on Asset Management

24 February 2020
Clare College, University of Cambridge
Cambridge, United Kingdom

Supported by Cambridge Judge Business School's Centre for Endowment Asset Management (CEAM) and FMA, the Consortium is designed for European finance faculty who are currently working on research in asset management and related topics. Priority will be given to researchers who have received their doctorates within the last five years.

The consortium will be focused, with 5-6 high quality papers, discussants, and a limited number of other researchers. Distinguished members of the finance profession, and practitioners will provide feedback to presenters and discuss issues in asset management as well as aspects of academic publishing and career development.

The theme for this year’s workshop will be Asset Management. We particularly encourage papers within this theme that focus on: investing over the long-term; index investing; responsible investing; fund governance; factor investing; disruptive trends/technologies and how they’re influencing investors; and machine learning applications to asset management.

To register click here

Keynote Presentation

The 2020 Consortium Keynote Presentation will be given by Nick Bollen, Frank K. Houston Professor of Finance, and Faculty Director, Vanderbilt University.

Consortium Co-Chairs

  • David Chambers, Reader in Finance, University of Cambridge and Academic Director, Centre for Endowment Asset Management (CEAM)
  • Mark Hutchinson, Professor and Chair of Finance, University College Cork
  • Mark Mulcahy, Senior Lecturer, University College Cork
  • Pedro Saffi, Reader in Financial Economics, University of Cambridge

Consortium Goals

  • Present high quality new and unpublished research
  • Bring together younger scholars working in asset management and related topics and help them benefit from engaging with each other and gaining exposure to more senior faculty

Program Participation Applications and Selection Process

Click here to view the Call for PapersApplications to present current research will be selected on a competitive basis, with priority given to European finance faculty who have been awarded their doctorate within the last five years. Criteria will include the nature of the research problem, implications of the proposed research, the quality of the research design, and the expected contribution of the research to the literature.

The paper submission fee is $25 USD for members and $35 USD for non-members. We are no longer accepting paper submissions.

Program Committee Member Application. We are no longer accepting Program Committee applications.

Accepted presenters will be exempted from paying the registration fee and will be invited to a conference networking dinner. One night’s accommodation will be covered for presenters.

Best Paper Prize

The authors of the best paper prize will be invited to present their paper in special sessions at the 2020 FMA European Conference in Limassol, Cyprus, 10 - 12 June 2020.

Formal Participant Letters & Invitations

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

Thank You Sponsors






Past Consortium Programs

  • View the program from the 2019 Consortium on Factor Investing
  • View the program from the 2018 Consortium on Trading Strategies and Institutional Investing
  • View the program from the 2017 Consortium on Institutional Investing and Hedge Funds
  • View the program from the 2015 Consortium on Activist Investors, Corporate Governance and Hedge Funds
  • View the program from the 2014 Consortium on Research in Hedge Funds, Trading Strategies & Related Topics

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