Financial Markets and Corporate Governance Conference

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The La Trobe Business School in conjunction with Monash University, the University of Queensland and, the Victoria University of Wellington invite academics and PhD students to submit papers for consideration of presentation at the 9th Financial Markets and Corporate Governance and PhD symposium (FMCG 2018). The conference and PhD symposium will be held at the City Campus (CBD) of La Trobe University. Download the program outline.

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Important dates

Conference: 5 to 7 April 2018
PhD Symposium: 4 April 2018

Theme of the Conference: Governance, Information and Financial Markets

Keynote speakers

Professor Avanidhar Subrahmanyam
(Anderson School of Management, University of California Los Angeles)

Professor Ron Masulis
(Australian School of Business, University of New South Wales)

Professor Robert Faff
(UQ Business School, University of Queensland).

Professor Tom Smith
(Department of Applied Finance Centre & Actuarial Studies, Macquarie University; and UQ Business School, University of Queensland)

Highlights of FMCGs

  • Three day Conference: 5 to 7 April 2018
  • One day PhD Symposium: 4 April 2018
  • PhD and Early/Mid-Career researchers’ workshop: 5 April 2018
  • Two Practitioners’ Sessions: 6 April 2018
  • Special Conference Issue - Pacific Basin Finance Journal
  • Recognition of Professor Stephen Brown’s significant contribution to the research in Finance
  • Recognition of Professor Ferdinand Gul’s contribution to the research in Auditing and Assurance.

Conference Academic Sessions – Paper Submissions

All submissions for the Conference Academic Sessions MUST be submitted the below submit paper link only

Submit paper

  • Deadline - Paper submission for conference academic sessions: 15 Jan 2018
  • Conference - Five Best paper awards ($1000 each)

PhD research proposal submission

Abstract of the PhD proposal in pdf format MUST be sent by email to FMCG2018@latrobe.edu.au

  • Deadline - Research proposal (abstract) submission for PhD Symposium: 15 Jan 2018
  • PhD Symposium - Five best Research Proposal / Paper awards ($500 each)

For more information about submissions of papers, please refer to the Paper Submission Information document [PDF 570KB]

Accommodation Options

There are a wide range of accommodation options in Melbourne, close to the La Trobe University City Campus.  We are able to provide you with access to discounted rates at a number of locations.

OAKS Special Offer

Use the code FMCG2018 (click on the links below to redeem this code) to receive 20% off the best available rate at either the Oaks on Collins, Oaks on William and Oaks on Market.  This offer is available until 21 March 2018.

Please note that there is also a minimum 2-night stay over this period of your event (3rd April 2018 – 7th April 2018).

Other Accommodation options
HotelAddress / ContactNotes
Novotel Melbourne270 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, 3000

P: (03) 9667 5800

Rooms from $192 per night

Distance from the La Trobe University Collins Street Campus: 300m

City Tempo353 Queens Street, Melbourne, VIC, 3000

P: 1800 248 983

Rooms from $104 per night

Distance from the La Trobe University Collins Street Campus: 900m

Quest on Bourke

155 Bourke St, Melbourne, VIC, 3000

P: (03) 9631 0400

Rooms from $162 per night

Distance from La Trobe University, Collins Street Campus: 800m

Mantra on Little Bourke

471 Little Bourke St, Melbourne, VIC, 3000

P: (03) 9607 3000

Rooms from $193 per night

Distance from La Trobe University, Collins Street Campus: 500m

Hotel Causeway

275 Little Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, 3000

P: (03) 9668 1818

Rooms from $128 per night

Distance from La Trobe University, Collins Street Campus: 350metres

Program Outline

Download the program [PDF 245KB]

Program Outline
TimeEvent
8.00amArrival Tea & Registration
Level 20, Reception area
8.50amOpening / Welcoming address - PhD Symposium
Prof Jane Hamilton (Head of School - La Trobe Business School)
Session Chair - Bala Balachandran (La Trobe University)
Level 2, Rooms 2.15 & 2.16
9.00am-10.00amPitching Research
Professor Robert Faff (University of Queensland)
Session Chair - Lily Nguyen (La Trobe University)
Level 2, Room 2.15
10.00am-10.15amMorning tea
Level 20, Lounge area
10.15am-12.30pmConcurrent Sessions 1
For presenter details, please view the full program.
12.30pm-1.15pmLunch
Level 20, Lounge area
1.15pm-2.45pmPanel session - 'Session with Experts'
(Strictly limited to PhD students)

Panellists:
Professor Stephen Brown (Monash University & New York University)
Professor Rober Faff (University of Queensland)
Professor Ferdinand Gul (Deakin University)
Professor Tom Smith (University of Queensland and Macquarie University)
Panel Chair: Professor Bala Balachandranran
2.45pm-4.15pmConcurrent Sessions 2
For presenter details, please view the full program.
4.15pm-4.30pmAfternoon tea
Level 20, Lounge area
4.30pm-6.00pmConcurrent Sessions 3
For presenter details, please view the full program.
6.15pm-8.00pmLevel 3, Rooms 3.08 & 3.09
Session Chair - Jane Hamilton
6.30pm - Presentation of Awards - PhD Symposium
6.45pm - Conference Opening / Welcome address
Professor Phillip Dolan
(Pro Vice-Chancellor, College of Arts, Social Sciences and Commerce)
Canapes and drinks.

Supporters

The Financial Markets and Corporate Governance Conference is supported by:

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