Hong Kong2018 Asia/Pacific Conference

16 - 18 May 2018 | Hong Kong

FMA International is pleased to announce its 10th Asia/Pacific Conference in Hong Kong. FMA’s Asia/Pacific Conference brings 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, and tutorials will begin Thursday morning and end Friday afternoon. The Doctoral Student Consortium (invite only) will be held on Wednesday. Click here to register

Program Co-Chairs

C.S. Agnes Cheng, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Kai Li, University of British Columbia
Christian Lundblad, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill & PBC School of Finance, Tsinghua University


Onsite registration will be available. The registration desk will be open Thursday, 17 May and Friday 18 May from 8:00 - 17:00 on the 11th floor of the R Building (Shirley Chan Building). 

Member Fees
Professional - $400.00
PhD/DBA Student - $250.00 USD

Nonmember Fees (includes one-year membership)
Professional - $500.00 USD
PhD/DBA Student - $280.00 USD

Special Event Fees* (Optional)

  • Thursday Reception (Thursday, 17 May) - $10.00 USD
  • Thursday Reception with guest (Thursday, 17 May) - $30.00 USD
  • Women's Networking Breakfast (Friday, 18 May) - $20.00 USD
    • Panelists include: Yiming Qian, University of Iowa; Xiaoyun Yu, University of Indiana; Xiaoyan Zhang, Tsinghua University
    • Moderated by Kai Li, University of British Columbia
  • Gala Dinner (Friday, 18 May) - $25.00 USD
  • Gala Dinner with guest (Friday, 18 May) - $75.00 USD

*Guest fees may apply.

Conference Program

Click view the online program  |  Click to view the program PDF

Featuring Keynote Speaker 

David DenisDavid J. Denis
Roger S. Ahlbrandt, Sr. Chair and Professor of Business Administration
University of Pittsburgh

Dr. Denis' is the author of over 50 published articles in leading peer-reviewed journals on topics related to corporate governance, corporate financial policies, corporate organizational structure, corporate valuation, and entrepreneurial finance.

Doctoral Student Consortium on Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Doctoral Student Consortium, coordinated by Professor Xuan Tian of Tsinghua University, 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.

To apply for the Doctoral Student Consortium, students must complete the online application and submit a 5 - 10 page dissertation proposal (in PDF format). In addition, one recommendation letter should either be uploaded to the application form or sent to FMA prior to the application deadline. 

There is no fee for the Doctoral Student Consortium application. The application deadline was Friday, 9 February 2018.

Conference Hotels

We have contracted with several hotels in Hong Kong for discounted room rate. Click here for the listing, hotel location map, rates, and reservation methods/deadlines.

Hong Kong Attractions

We invite you to explore Hong Kong while you are attending the conference. Click here for recommended activities and attractions. 

Formal Participant Letters & Invitations

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

Exhibitors and Sponsors

For exhibit and sponsorship opportunities, please click here or contact Shannon Tompkins at 813-974-2084 or [email protected].

We thank the following sponsors for their generous support of the conference and of the greater finance profession:

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Faculty of Business

Best Paper Award Sponsors

CFA Institute

GTA Finance & Education Group





#FMAHongKong2018 - Follow the Conversation

During the conference, use the hashtag #FMAHongKong2018 to follow the conversation on Twitter (@finmgmtassoc) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/FMA.org).

Call for Papers and Deadlines

To view the Call for Papers, click here. To submit a paper or apply for the program committee or Doctoral Student Consortium, please click the links below. The submission fee is $25 USD for members and $35 USD for non-members. There is no fee for the Doctoral Student Consortium application. (All submissions are closed.)

Best Paper Awards

Papers accepted for presentation will be eligible to compete for Best Paper Awards in Corporate Finance/Financial Institutions and in Investments. The award presentation took place on 18 May at the Gala Dinner. Click here to view the award winning papers.

About The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU)

In addition to being a global financial hub, Hong Kong offers a vibrant blend of architecture, culinary experiences, culture, arts, shopping, rich natural areas, and iconic landmarks. The conference host, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), is the largest government-funded tertiary institution in Hong Kong, with over 32,000 full-time and part-time students.  PolyU offers a wide range of courses which directly meets industrial, commercial and community needs. The outstanding performance in knowledge transfer contribute to the advancement of businesses and industries. PolyU ranks 6th in QS Top 50 Under 50 in 2017, and 20th in Times Higher Education’s Young University Rankings 2017.  Apart from being a close partner of business and industry, PolyU has strong regional and global connections. It is weaving a growing and increasingly effective global network which further facilitates its educational and research development, as well as enhancing its academic and cultural exchanges.