FMA's Response to COVID-19

As we are facing an increasingly challenging situation with COVID-19, we remain committed and ready to serve you with resources on www.fma.orgFinancial Management/Wiley Online, and our social media channels. Additionally, we encourage you to reach out to us with any inquiries or concerns. We hope that you find these resources helpful, and continue to check back periodically for updates. 


Conference Updates

We have been closely following developments regarding the coronavirus situation through the World Health Organization (WHO) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 

Due to the uncertainty of this situation and with regard to the health and well-being of our members, staff, and partners, we have decided to postpone or cancel some of our 2020 conferences. Conference updates are as follows:


Virtual Seminar Series 

The Coronavirus has caused uncertainty and volatility across global capital markets. To provide a forum for discussion of the potential impact and outlook for the economy and markets during this unprecedented time, the Mayo Center for Asset Management at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business and the Financial Management Association International hosted a virtual academic and practitioner seminar series.

To view seminar recordings, presentation slides, and related papers and articles, click here.

Campbell Harvey - The Economic and Financial Implications of COVID-19
Andrew Karolyi - Whither Financial Globalization? Reflections on How COVID-19 Might Shape Global Capital Markets
Maureen O'Hara - Exchange-Traded Funds, Innovation, and Informed Trading
Lasse Heje Pedersen - The ESG Frontier
Marcos Lopez de Prado - Lessons Learned Amid the Crisis
Kelly Shue - Can the Market Multiply and Divide? Non-Proportional Thinking in Financial Markets


In the News: FMA Leadership on COVID-19

Throughout the past few months, FMA's officers, directors, and trustees have offered their insights about COVID-19's effects on financial markets and the economy. Here are a few articles they have lent their perspective to:


Undergraduate & MBA Resources

Virtual Seminar Series

COVID-19 has not only caused uncertainty and volatility across global financial markets and economies, but has also disrupted the college experience for many. To help you stay connected with other FMA members and financial professionals as well as keep current with financial topics, the Financial Management Association International hosted virtual seminars:

The Three Rs: Retreat, Rally & Retest
Sam Stovall, Chief Investment Strategist, CFRA Resaerch

Block-chain, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and the regulatory environment surrounding these innovations
Bora Ozkan, Assistant Professor of Finance, Temple University

Virtual Panel

Navigating the Job Market During a Down Economy – A Panel of FMA Alumni

COVID-19 has had an unprecedented impact on the economy and the labor market. In just 10 weeks, there have been over 40.7 million applications for jobless benefits in the U.S. Companies worldwide have responded to the economic and financial volatility by reorganizing their workforces.

The financial and economic impact is predicted to be long-lasting and recovery is expected to be slow. What does this mean for students who are graduating and looking for jobs and internships?

Access the Navigating the Job Market During a Down Economy recording with FMA Alumni Paul Blackburn, Northern Illinois University ’09, currently Broker, @Properties and Karen Sheffield, Texas Christian University ’08, currently Finance Manager, PepsiCo.

Job Searching during the Coronavirus? Check out these resources