Two Schulich professors organize prestigious finance conference

The Northern Finance Association (NFA) Annual Conference, the largest finance research conference in Canada and one of the world’s best known, is being organized this year by two Schulich professors who also serve as co-vice-presidents of the NFA Board of Directors – Professor Lilian Ng, Scotiabank Chair in International Finance; and Associate Professor Yelena Larkin. The conference is being held at the Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto from Sept. 8 to 10.

I am proud to co-organize Canada’s premier finance research conference with Prof. Lilian Ng,” said Larkin. “I’m happy to continue Schulich’s strong ties with the NFA and promote finance research excellence.”

Lilian Ng and Yelena Larkin
Lilian Ng and Yelena Larkin

Since its inception in 1989, the NFA Conference has been hosted in various parts of Canada and has grown significantly. This year’s event has already experienced record-breaking participation, with about 1,300 paper submissions and 132 papers selected for the program.

The keynote speaker is Professor Lauren Cohen, the L.E. Simmons Professor in the Finance and Entrepreneurial Management Units at Harvard Business School, and conference participants are coming from all over the world.

The Schulich School of Business has maintained a long-standing relationship with the NFA, as both an event sponsor and donor. Schulich professors Mark KamstraPauline Shum and the late Gordon Roberts have also held positions on the conference’s board, and Shum and Roberts organized the conference in Toronto in 2007.

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