2020 Napa/Sonoma Conference

27 & 28 March 2020 | Napa Valley, CA

Co-hosted by the UC Davis Graduate School of Management and FMA’s flagship journal, Financial Management, the 2020 FMA Napa/Sonoma Finance Conference will feature high-quality papers from scholars conducting financial research.

Program Co-Chairs

  • Brad Barber, Gallagher Professor of Finance, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, and Director of the Center for Investor Welfare and Corporate Responsibility, UC Davis
  • Utpal Bhattacharya, Executive Editor, Financial Management and Director, Center for Asian Financial Markets, Professor, Department of Finance and Institute for Emerging Market Students, HKUST
  • Joseph Chen, Associate Professor of Management, UC Davis
  • Bing Han, Editor, Financial Management and Professor of Finance and Dr. Anita Chan Chair in Applied Quantitative Finance, University of Toronto
  • Rajkamal Iyer, Editor, Financial Management and Associate Professor of Finance, Imperial College Business School.

Paper Submissions

The paper submission fee is $100. The deadline to submit a paper was Monday, 18 November 2019. We are no longer accepting paper submissions.

Paper Acceptances

Acceptance letters for the 2020 Napa/Sonoma Conference will be sent (electronically) to each paper’s presenting author in January 2020. The presenting author will be required to register within one (1) week to confirm his/her attendance. Six papers will be selected for the program; the conference registration fee will be waived for the paper’s presenter. Presenters will be reimbursed for travel expenses (coach airfare up to $1,500 USD, two nights in conference hotel, and rental car for two days). 

Conference Sponsors

About UC Davis 

The UC Davis Graduate School of Management is focused on preparing the next generation of inspired, results-driven and innovative leaders who are committed to making a positive impact. Its vision as a business school on the rise is to spur new business and job creation, prepare innovative management leaders, and accelerate investment and innovation through strong partnerships with industry.

Every day, the community of faculty, students, alumni and staff is making an impact at Fortune 500 firms, mid-sized companies and promising startups by helping to put new ideas into action.

About Financial Management 
Financial Management, FMA's flagship quarterly journal, significantly impacts financial research and business practice by publishing research of high quality. The Editorial Board is led by Executive Editor Utpal Bhattacharya, HKUST, and Editors Bing Han, University of Toronto and Rajkamal Iyer, Imperial College.