Australasian Finance & Banking Conference

The 28th Australasian Finance and Banking Conference, organised by the Institute of Global Finance and the School of Banking & Finance, UNSW Business School, Australia, will be held in Sydney in December 2015.

The conference is the most prestigious finance conference in the Asia-Pacific region, and brings together the world's foremost leaders of thought from the financial community. This conference provides international academics and industry with the opportunity to meet and share their research and interest in finance related fields. The conference would like to invite all academics and practitioners to participate.

A range of prizes are available for papers that are selected to participate in the conference.


Registration for the 28th Australasian Finance and Banking Conference is now open.


Please note: Presenting authors must be registered by Friday 23 October 2015 to facilitate scheduling. Additional guest tickets to the conference dinner are AUD $140 each.

Keynote speakers

The Keynote speakers for the Conference include:

  • Stjin Claessens, US Federal Reserve
  • Tarun Chordia, Emory University
  • Augusto López-Claros, World Bank
  • Christian T. Lundblad, University of North Carolina
  • Roni Michaely, Cornell University
  • Myron Scholes, Stanford University

When and where

When: 16 - 18 December 2015

Location: The Shangri-La Hotel 176 Cumberland Street, The Rocks, Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia

The PhD Forum will be held at the Shangri-La Hotel on Tuesday 15 December 2015.


Early bird fee

Payment received before Thursday 1 October 2015

Standard registration: AUD$750 (incls GST/VAT)

PhD students: AUD$600 (incls GST/VAT)

Full fee

Standard registration: AUD$800 (incls GST/VAT)

PhD students: AUD$650 (incls GST/VAT)


The registration does not include accommodation. However, it does make you eligible for a discounted group rate at the Shangri-La Hotel as part of the conference:

Deluxe Darling Harbour AUD $280.00 room only incl. GST per room per night

Deluxe Opera House AUD $295.00 room only incl. GST per room per night

Deluxe Grand Harbour AUD $310.00 room only incl. GST per room per night

PhD Forum

As part of the annual Australasian Finance and Banking Conference, UNSW will host a forum for advanced Finance Doctoral Students who are currently working on their dissertation.

International Business Forum

The Conference will include a major International Business Forum on global and regional financial stability, to be held on Wednesday 16 December. This will involve the participation of business leaders, as well as Nobel Laureate Professor Myron Scholes, Guy Debelle, Assistant Governor of the RBA, and Augusto Lopez-Claros, Director of Global Indicators and Analysis with the World Bank Group.

Women’s Forum

The Conference will also include a Women's Forum to be held on Thursday 17 December. This will provide an important opportunity for all attendees to promote gender equality in the finance industry and the international economy.

The Women’s Forum will include the Australian launch of the World Bank report, Women, Business and the Law: Getting to Equal. This is a highly respected and widely used publication that has influenced policymakers and business leaders throughout the world. Augusto López-Claros, Director of Global Indicators and Analysis with the World Bank Group, will present the report’s pioneering research on the barriers to women's entrepreneurship and employment in 173 economies. Dr. López-Claros is an outstanding speaker with a distinguished track-record in promoting global prosperity and gender parity.

Submit a paper

Submission deadline: Thursday 20 August 2015

Please note that the deadline has been extended to August 25 to account for submission issues.

Please note, there is a limit of one paper presentation per author. Please read the Submission Terms & Conditions, prior to submitting your paper.

All papers are subject to a blind referee process to judge their suitability for inclusion in the conference program.

Journal of Financial Markets - dual consideration

Authors will have the option of submitting their paper for dual consideration to the Journal of Financial Markets.

Further information 






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