Remember me

Register  |   Lost password?

Bookmark & Share



Northern Finance Association NFA 2016 Conference - Canada

Start date

End date

September 16, 2016 September 18, 2016


Quebec, Canada [Map it]


We invite members and friends of the Northern Finance Association to submit research papers for the 28TH annual meeting of the NFA, which will be held on September 16-18, 2016, at the Fairmont Tremblant, in picturesque Mont-Tremblant, Québec. Papers on any topic related to finance will be considered, as long as they have not already been accepted for publication in a journal. Each author is restricted to one submission.

Papers should be submitted electronically here. The deadline for submissions is March 21, 2016, at 11:59 pm (23:59 hrs) Eastern Time.

Papers will be reviewed anonymously by up to three members of the Program Committee, and authors will be notified about the outcome of the review process, by mid-May 2016. We are hoping to maximize participation opportunities in the conference, so corresponding authors will likely not be invited to serve as discussants or session chairs. Discussants and session chairs will be selected from our list of NFA contacts, which includes 5-year NFA members, Program Committee members, co-authors of accepted papers, and past presenters. If you would like to become a member of the Program Committee or serve as discussant/session chair, please contact us at Conference registration will open on May 11, 2016 and the early registration will end on June 14, 2016. Authors must be registered by this date in order to be eligible for paper awards. Conference registration and hotel booking details are available here.

Keynote Speaker:

Maureen O’Hara
Professor of Finance and Purcell Professor of Finance
Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University.

Special Session for Assistant Professors:

G. Andrew Karolyi
Professor of Finance and Alumni Chair in Asset Management
Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University.

PhD Students Session Chairs:

Reena Aggarwal
Professor of Finance and Robert E. McDonough Professor of Business Administration
McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University

Tom McCurdy
Professor of Finance and Bonham Chair in International Finance
Rotman School of Business, University of Toronto

Papers authored exclusively by PhD students may be submitted using the standard submission procedure. Such papers should be marked “Student Paper” along with a comment requesting that the paper be considered for the PhD Session, which will be held on Friday afternoon, if they aren’t selected for the regular program. Our PhD Session Chairs will select papers from this group, and assign discussants who will provide constructive criticism and ideas to enhance the papers during the PhD Session.

Past Sponsors and Confirmed 2016 Sponsors:

Bank of Canada
Royal Bank of Canada
Global Risk Institute
Canadian Securities Institute Research Foundation (confirmed for 2016)
Montreal Institute of Structured Products (IFSID)

Please, see the conference website for an up-to-date list of award sponsors.

Past Exhibitors (2016 exhibitors to be confirmed):

S&P Capital IQ
IOS Press

Planned Paper Prizes:

ETFs in Asset Management ($5,000, confirmed to be sponsored by Canadian ETF Association in 2016)
Derivatives (sponsored by IFSID in 2015)
Market Microstructure (sponsored by IIROC in 2015)
Empirical Finance (sponsored by WRDS in 2015)
Best PhD paper ($2,000, sponsored by the Bank of Canada in 2015)
Corporate Finance
Asset Pricing

We hope to see you in Mont-Tremblant next September!

Louis Gagnon & Lynnette Purda
Smith School of Business at Queen’s University
NFA 2016 Program Co-Chairs