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About the NFA

For the past 30 years, the Northern Finance Association has provided an annual fall forum at which finance academics, professionals, and PhD students from throughout North America and around the world gather to hear and present the latest research in all areas of finance. These areas include: asset pricing, arbitrage, behavioral finance, corporate finance, corporate governance, derivatives, emerging markets, financial development, financial institutions, finance theory, financial regulation, international finance, market efficiency, market microstructure, mathematical finance, real estate finance, and other papers of general interest.
The originators of the NFA were Lawrence Kryzanowski (Concordia University), Vijay Jog (Carleton University and Giovanni Barone-Adesi (then at University of Alberta).

The Northern Finance Association was federally incorporated as a not-for-profit society in September 2012. The intent was to establish a permanent association whose board members would be democratically elected by its members. Voting for the board members will occur at the 2013 annual meetings in Laval. However, in order to first incorporate the association and develop a set of corporate bylaws, federal law required that we establish an inaugural board. As such, the Articles of Incorporation of the Association specify a board size of 4-10 members and list the following individuals as inaugural board members:

  • Brian Smith (Wilfred Laurier University), President
  • Issouf Soumaré (Université Laval), Vice President and Program Co-Chair
  • Gordon Sick (University of Calgary), Secretary/Treasurer (until Sept.)
  • Ron Giammarino (University of British Columbia)
  • Mark Kamstra (York University)
  • Lisa Kramer (University of Toronto)
  • Vikas Mehrotra (University of Alberta)

NFA's First Board of Directors in 1989

  • G. Barone Adesi (University of Alberta)
  • P.P. Boyle (Waterloo University)
  • J. Chua (University of Calgary)
  • J.C. Dodds (Saint Mary's University)
  • R. Grauer (Simon Fraser University)
  • P. Halpern (University of Toronto)
  • V.M. Jog (Carleton University)
  • N. Khoury (Université Laval)
  • L. Kryzanowski (Concordia University)
  • C.C.Y. Kwan (McMaster University)
  • I. Morgan (Queen's University)
  • S. Perrakis (University of Ottawa)
  • G. Roberts (Dalhousie University)
  • M.C. To (Ecole H.E.C)
  • R.W. White (University of Western Ontario)

          2018-2019 Board of Directors


        Jan Bena

        University of British Columbia: Program Chair

        Murray Carlson

        University of British Columbia: Director at Large


        Francesca Carrieri

        McGill University: President (February 24, 2019 - September 15, 2019)

        Claudia Champagne

        Université de Sherbrooke: Director at Large

        Jan Ericsson

        McGill University: President (September 23, 2018 - February 23, 2019)

        Yrjö Koskinen

        University of Calgary: Director at Large

        Andriy Shkilko

        Wilfrid Laurier University: Treasurer

Tatyana Sokolyk
        Brock University: Secretary

        Jason Wei
        University of Toronto: Director at Large

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