Objectives of the NFA

The Northern Finance Association has had a quarter century of fall forums 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, behavioural 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.

Founders and Builders

The founders of the NFA were:

  • Giovanni Barone-Adesi (then at University of Alberta)
  • Vijay Jog (Carleton University)
  • Lawrence Kryzanowski (Concordia University).

They were assisted by a Founding Committee consisting of:

  • Giovanni Barone Adesi, University of Alberta
  • Phelim Boyle, Waterloo University
  • Jess Chua, University of Calgary
  • Colin Dodds, Saint Mary’s University
  • Robert Grauer, Simon Fraser University
  • Paul Halpern, University of Toronto
  • Vijay Jog, Carleton University
  • Nabil Khoury, Laval University
  • Lawrence Kryzanowski (Chair), Concordia University
  • Clarence Kwan, McMaster University
  • Ieuan Morgan, Queen’s University
  • Stylianos Perrakis, University of Ottawa
  • Gordon Roberts, Dalhousie University.
  • Minh Cho To, HEC
  • Robert White, University of Western Ontario

Board of Directors

Follow this link to see the current NFA board of directors.

Incorporation in 2012

The Northern Finance Association was federally incorporated as a not-for-profit society in September 2012. The intent was to establish a permanent association, improve efficiency, and aid continuity. The Inaugural Board members were:

  • Ron Giammarino (University of British Columbia)
  • Mark Kamstra (York University)
  • Lisa Kramer (University of Toronto)
  • Vikas Mehrotra (University of Alberta)
  • Gordon Sick (University of Calgary)
  • Brian Smith (Wilfrid Laurier University)
  • Issouf Soumaré (Université Laval)

The NFA Bylaws can be viewed here.

Contact Information

Northern Finance Association
c/o Smith School of Business
143 Union Street
Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6