La Trobe explores financial markets

La Trobe Business School’s Department of Finance and Department of Accounting are proud to present the 3rd annual conference on Financial Markets and Corporate Governance and associated PhD Symposium on 11 to 13 April.

Bala BalachandranA premier international conference in the area of finance, accounting and corporate governance, the event includes a PhD Symposium with students’ workshops, keynotes from renowned academics, presentation of more than a hundred research papers from around the world and practitioners’ sessions on funds management and bank regulations.

Conference Chair, La Trobe’s Associate Professor in Finance Dr Balasingham Balachandran encourages guests both nationally and internationally to attend this important annual event.

‘The highlight of the conference will be the recognition of the significant contribution the University of Western Australia’s Professor Philip Brown has made to capital market-based research in accounting and finance,’ says Dr Balachandran 

The practitioners’ sessions on funds management will deal with the global issue of appropriate fee structures for fund managers and performance, while the sessions on bank regulations aims to shed light on regulation and the role of the government on the structure of the financial system. 

The Australia-New Zealand Shadow Financial Regulatory Committee will also present a report on dealing with systemically important financial institutions. 

Keynote academic sessions include: 

  • Biases in publishing in U.S. journals and what you can do about them;
  • What do we know about corporate governance; 
  • Boards, regulators and monkeys; 
  • The role and consequences of CEO and CFO equity compensation; 
  • Expectations; and  
  • Protection of convertible bonds against dividend payments.

This year’s event will be held at the RACV Club Melbourne with the support of Queensland University of Technology, Victoria University of Wellington, Macquarie University, Curtin University of Technology, Auckland University of Technology, Australian Centre for Financial Studies, Accounting & Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand, Social Science Research Network, Accounting Research Journal, and the journal - Corporate Governance: International Review. 

3rd Conference on Financial Markets and Corporate Governance
Date: 11th Apr 2012 until 13th Apr 2012 
Venue: RACV Club, 501 Bourke st. Melbourne, Vic, 3000

For more information and to register please visit:


Dr Balasingham Balachandran
Associate Professor and Conference Chair
T (+61 3) 9479 3100 F (+61 3) 9479 3144 E 


Stephen Scoglio
Senior Marketing Officer, Faculty of Business, Economics and Law 
T (03) 9479 1604 M 0421 347 816 E