Award Winners

Empirical Paper WRDS = Patrick Augustin (McGill), Menachem brenner (NYU) and Marti Subrahmanyam (NYU)
“Informed Options Trading prior to M&A Announcements: Insider Trading?”

PhD Paper Bank of Canada = Zhe wang (Stanford) and Yi Chen (Yale)
“Initiation of Merger and Acquisition Negotiation with Two-Sided Private Information”

Derivatives paper IFSID = Laurence Lescourret (ESSEC) and Andras Fulop (ESSEC)
“Transparency Regime Initiatives and Liquidity in the CDS Market”

Microstructure Paper IIROC = Markus Baldauf (UBC) and Joshua Mollner (Stanford)
“Competition Among Exchanges”

Conference Details

Northern Finance Association NFA 2015 Conference, Lake Louise September 18-20, 2015

The 27th Annual NFA Conference will be held at the Chateau Lake Louise in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada.

Registration can be done ahead of time.

The conference reception will take place Friday, 18 September at 6pm in the Victoria Ballroom.

Onsite Registration Table

(2nd Floor in the Heritage Hall)

Friday, 18 September: Noon to 5:00pm

Saturday, 19 September: 8:00am to noon

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Sunday, 20 Septmber: 8:00am to 10:30am


Friday, 18 September

1:00pm to 5:00pm: Doctoral Student Track

6:00pm to 8:00pm: Conference Reception (Victoria Ballroom)

Saturday, 19 September

7:30am to 8:30am: Breakfast

8:30am to 10:00am: Regular Program

10:00am to 10:30am: Break

10:30am to Noon: Regular Program

Noon to 2:00pm: Lunch and AGM

2:00pm to 3:30pm: Regular Program

3:30pm to 4:00pm: Break

4:00pm to 5:30pm: Regular Program

6:30pm to 7:00pm: Pre-dinner cash bar (Victoria Ballroom)

7:00pm to 9:3opm: Banquet Dinner (Victoria Ballroom)

Sunday, 20 September

7:30am to 8:30am: Breakfast

8:30am to 10:00am: Regular Program

10:00am to 10:30am: Break

10:30am to Noon: Regular Program

NFA 2014 was in Ottawa

The NFA 2014 Conference was held in Ottawa, Ontario, from September 12-14, 2014. It was the first conference to be organized by the NFA as an incorporated entity.

The Program Chair was Gordon Sick.

The NFA Annual General Meeting took place at the Conference Luncheon on Saturday September 13.

Other Conferences

As a service to our community, we are providing a page of links to other academic finance conferences in Canada.


To help preserve the quality and share the work, we are always looking for good reviewers. If you would like to become an NFA reviewer, please send an email to the Program Chair indicating your interests, with a copy of your CV or a link to your personal web page. We are automatically carrying forward our list of reviewers from last year.

Discussants and Session Chairs

We are working to maximize participation opportunities in the conference, so corresponding authors of accepted papers will generally not be asked to discuss papers. Instead, we will select discussants and session chairs from our list of NFA contacts, which includes NFA 5-Year Members, reviewers, current authors and prior authors. If you are willing to be considered as a reviewer, a discussant, and/or a session chair, please contact the Program Chair at and specify which role(s) you would like to be considered for.

Also, you can purchase a 5-Year Membership.

ASB- Vikas/ Blake

Vikas Mehrotra, Program Chair

AF (Chip) Collins Professor of Finance
School of Business
University of Alberta

Vikas is the Vice President of the Northern Finance Association. Please put the Program Chair email address in your address book, to reduce the risk of your junk mail filter trapping important emails regarding the conference.