San Diego2018 Annual Meeting

10 - 13 October 2018
Hilton San Diego Bayfront | San Diego, CA

Led by Vice President of the 2018 FMA Annual Meeting Ronald Masulis, University of New South Wales, the Annual Meeting consists of presentations of research papers, panel discussions, and tutorials begin Thursday morning and end Saturday at noon. The Doctoral Student Consortium (invite only) and special interest round-tables are hosted on Wednesday. The onsite Placement Center is open Wednesday - Saturday to registered attendees and employers.

Call for Papers and Deadlines

We seek strong papers from scholars in all fields of finance. The selection criteria includes 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. Click here to view the Call for Papers.

To submit a paper or apply for the program committee or Doctoral Student Consortium, please click the links below. The submission fee is $50 USD for members and $60 USD for non-members. There is no fee for the Doctoral Student Consortium application.

Registration & Fees

Register before 12 September 2018 to take advantage of the early-bird rate (a savings of $50 USD)!

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Registration Fees

  • Member: $185 USD (Professional), $95 USD (current PhD/DBA student)
  • Nonmember: $285 USD (Professional), $125 (current PhD/DBA student)

Conference Program

Click here to view the program

Featuring the Keynote Presentation

Keynote Speaker

Wei Jiang Wei Jiang 
Arthur F. Burns Professor of Free and Competitive Enterprise & Vice Dean for Curriculum and Instruction
Columbia University

Wei Jiang is Arthur F. Burns Professor of Free and Competitive Enterprise in the Finance and Economics Division, and the Vice Dean (for Curriculum and Instruction) at Columbia Business School. She is also a Scholar-in-Residence at Columbia Law School, a Senior Fellow at the Program on Corporate Governance at Harvard Law School, and a Research Associate of the NBER—Law and Economics. Professor Jiang is a leading scholar in corporate governance; in particular, she pioneered research in hedge fund activism. She has published extensively in top economics, finance, and law journals, and her research has been frequently featured in major media, including the Wall Street Journal, Economist, Institutional Investors, Money, Fortune, Business Week, New York Times and Financial Times.SIEAce

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2018 Outstanding Financial Executive Award Winner

Andrew Rachleff
Co-founder and CEO, Wealthfront

In 1984, FMA established the Outstanding Financial Executive Award to honor individuals who have made creative and innovative contributions to the field of finance. We are pleased to announce the 2018 OFE Award Winner Andy Rachleff, Co-founder and CEO of Wealthfront. Andy will accept the award and give an address at the conference. 

Doctoral Student Consortium on Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Coordinated by Jonathan M. Karpoff of the University of Washington, 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.

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 be either uploaded to the application form or sent to FMA prior to the application deadline. There is no fee for the Doctoral Student Consortium application. Applications and reference letters were due Friday, 4 May 2018.

Conference Hotel

The host hotel is the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel (1 Park Boulevard, San Diego CA 92101).  Click here  for reservations at the special group rate.

Formal Participant Letters & Invitations

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

Exhibits & Sponsorships

For information about sponsoring or exhibiting at the 2018 Annual Meeting, please click here or contact Karen Wright at +1.813.974.2084 or [email protected].

FMA Placement Center at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront

All employers and candidates interviewing at the conference must register for the conference. The hours of the onsite Placement Center will be posted closer to the event. 

  • To post a resume for employers to review prior to the conference, please click here.
  • To post a job listing or view resumes of candidates, please click here

Note to Employers: The onsite Placement Center provides tables for interviewers to meet with candidates. Availability of the tables is on a first-come, first-served basis. 



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