Financial Markets and Corporate Governance Conference (FMCG)

FMCG

2021 Conference: 7 to 9 April 2021 & PhD Symposium: 8 April 2021

Conference - Five Best Paper Awards ($500 each)
PhD Symposium - Five Best Paper Awards ($500 each)

La Trobe Business School in conjunction with the CFA society, Auckland University of Technology, Deakin University, Macquarie University, Monash University, Queensland University of Technology, RMIT University, University of South Australia and Victoria University of Wellington invite academics and PhD students to submit papers to be considered for presentation at the 11th Financial Markets and Corporate Governance Conference and PhD symposium (FMCG 2021). The conference and PhD Symposium will be held virtually. Registration is free for Academics and PhD Students.

AUT Deakin University

Theme of the Conference: Governance, Corporate Culture and Financial Markets

CFA Melbourne LBS

DEADLINES for CONFERENCE and PhD SYMPOSIUM

  • Submitting abstract: 10 Feb 2021
  • MQBS MBS

  • Notification of acceptance of abstract: 17 Feb 2021
  • Submitting full paper: 28 Feb 2021
  • Notification of acceptance of full paper: 10 March 2021
  • QUT
    RMIT logo UniSA VUW

Event page Download the Call for Papers

Program information

Keynote Speakers

Professor Reena Aggarwal

McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University

Professor Tarun Chordia

Goizueta Business School, Emory University

Professor Jonathan M. Karpoff

Foster School of Business, University of Washington

Professor Ron Masulis

Australian School of Business, University of New South Wales

Professor Tom Smith

Macquarie Business School, Macquarie University and UQ Business School, University of Queensland

Professor Peter Swan

Australian School of Business, University of New South Wales

Industry Keynote Speaker

Ms Maria Wilton

Vice Chair of the Global Board of Governors of the CFA Institute, Deputy Chair of Infrastructure Victoria and a Director of Victorian Funds Management Corporation, Australia Post Super and the Dexus Wholesale Property Fund

Plenary Talk: “Sustainability in Investment Management:  Trends and Opportunities”

    Date: 9 April 2020
    Time: 12:00 - 13:00 AEST
    Welcome: Professor Susan Dodds, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Industry Engagement) , La Trobe University
    Chair and Moderator: Mr Greg Jamieson, Head of Department, Economics, Finance and Marketing, La Trobe Business School

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Panelists - Workshop on Endogeneity

Professor Nadia NM Massoud

Melbourne Business School, University of Melbourne

Associate Professor Lalitha Naveen

Fox School of Business, Temple University

Professor Tom Smith

Macquarie Business School, Macquarie University and UQ Business School, University of Queensland

Panelists - Session with Editors

Professor Tarun Chordia

Goizueta Business School, Emory University

Emeritus Professor Robert Faff

UQ Business School, University of Queensland

Professor Jonathan M. Karpoff

Foster School of Business, University of Washington

Professor Tom Smith

Macquarie Business School, Macquarie University and UQ Business School, University of Queensland

Highlights of the FMCG 2021

  • Three-day Conference: 7 to 9 April 2021
  • One day PhD Symposium: 8 April 2021
  • Workshop on Endogeneity: 8 April 2021
  • Session with Editors
  • Two Practitioners’ Sessions
    • Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC): Past, Present and Future
    • The future of superfund investments
  • Conference Best Papers Awards
  • PhD Symposium Best Papers Awards
  • Lifetime Achievement Awards
  • Special Issues - Journals
    • Pacific-Basin Finance Journal (Elsevier)
    • Accounting & Finance (Wiley)

Call for Papers

Call for Papers

The Conference Committee welcome papers related to the following areas for the conference and PhD Symposium:

  • Asset Pricing
  • Banking
  • Behavioural Finance
  • Corporate Culture
  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Governance
  • Derivatives * Disclosure Practices
  • Earnings Quality/Accounting Information/Audit Fees
  • Emerging Markets
  • Equity Issuance
  • Financial Economics
  • Financial Markets
  • Financial Regulations
  • Funds Management
  • Innovation
  • Investments
  • Market Microstructure
  • Payout Policy
  • Quantitative Finance
  • Risk Management

Conference Academic Sessions

Two stages of Submission

Abstract (500 words maximum) of the paper MUST be sent by email to fmcg2021@latrobe.edu.au on or before 10 February 2021. Acceptance of the abstract will be notified on or before 17 February 2021. Abstract should include the research question, key findings and contribution to the literature by stating why the study is important and what is new.

If the abstract is accepted, then authors should submit their full papers by email to fmcg2021@latrobe.edu.au on or before 28 February 2021. They will need to submit two copies of their papers in pdf format; one with authors’ information provided and the other without this information. They should indicate at the time of submission whether they would like their paper to be considered for one of the best paper awards. They may only choose one Award category.

Five Conference Best Paper awards ($500 each)

One best paper award will be presented under each of the following categories

  • Accounting Information/ Disclosure Practices/Earnings Quality/Audit Fees
  • Asset Pricing/Financial Markets/Market Microstructure/Funds Management
  • Banking/Behavioural Finance/Corporate Finance/Financial Economics
  • Governance/ Corporate Culture/Social Responsibility
  • Emerging Markets

If the paper is accepted, the presenting author is expected to act as a discussant in his/her field of research. The presenting author should mention in his/her email at least two areas in which he/she can serve as a discussant. If the paper is accepted and if the presenting author does not select his/her areas of expertise, he/she will be assigned to serve as a discussant at the discretion of the conference chair. If anyone submits more than one paper and multiple papers are accepted for presentation, please ensure that a co-author is available and willing to present and serve as a discussant for the other paper(s) at the conference.

Selection criteria for Conference Best Paper Awards

Members of the selection committee will assess all papers on the basis of their rigour, relevance and potential contribution to the literature.

PhD Symposium

The PhD Symposium will provide PhD students with the opportunity to present their working papers and receive expert feedback on their academic work. It will also enable students to interact and network with eminent researchers from universities across the globe. Students may submit working papers in the same subject areas as those covered by the conference.

PhD Symposium Submission - Two stages

Abstract (500 words maximum) of the paper MUST be sent by email to fmcg2021@latrobe.edu.au on or before 10 February 2021. Acceptance of the abstract will be notified on or before 17 February 2021. If the abstract is accepted, then PhD students should submit their full papers by email to fmcg2021@latrobe.edu.au on or before 28 February 2021. They will need to submit two copies of their papers in pdf format; one with authors’ information provided and the other without this information. They should indicate at the time of submission whether they would like their paper to be considered for one of the best paper awards. They may only choose one Award category.

Five best research paper awards ($500 each) at the PhD Symposium

One best paper award will be presented under each of the following categories

  • Accounting Information/ Disclosure Practices/Earnings Quality/Audit Fees
  • Asset Pricing/Financial Markets/Market Microstructure/Funds Management
  • Banking/Behavioural Finance/Corporate Finance/Financial Economics
  • Governance/ Corporate Culture/Social Responsibility
  • Emerging Markets

Eligibility of Award - PhD Symposium

Only the papers written by PhD students (sole authorship) will be considered for the PhD symposium award.

Selection Criteria for PhD Symposium Awards

Members of the PhD symposium Award selection committee will assess all papers on the basis of their rigour, relevance and potential contribution to the literature.

Fees and Registration

Special Conference Issues

Pacific-Basin Finance Journal (Elsevier) and Accounting & Finance (Wiley) will run a special conference issue and all presenters at the conference are invited to consider submitting their papers for publication.

Fees and Registration

Registration is free for Academics and PhD Students

Conference Chair

Professor Balasingham Balachandran
Department of Economics, Finance & Marketing
La Trobe Business School,
La Trobe University
Vic 3086
Australia
Email: fmcg2021@latrobe.edu.au

Hosts and Sponsors

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