The 2021 NFA conference was held virtually, September 16-18 (Thursday-Saturday), 2021.



Best Paper Award on Asset Pricing
“What Do the Portfolios of Individual Investors Reveal About the Cross-Section of Equity Returns?”
Sebastien Betermier, McGill University
Laurent Calvet, EDHEC Business School
Samuli Knüpfer, BI Norwegian Business School
Jens Kvaerner, Tilburg University

Best Paper Award on Corporate Finance
“The Proxy Advisory Industry: Influencing and Being Influenced”
Chong Shu, University of Utah

Best PhD Student Paper Award
Sponsored by the Bank of Canada
“Announcements, Expectations, and Stock Returns with Asymmetric Information”
Leyla Jianyu Han, Boston University

Special thanks to our awards committee: Susan Christoffersen, Simon Gervais, Vincent Glode (chair), and Andrew Karolyi.


View the Conference Program Here.

View the NFA 2021 Keynote Speech Here.


The conference was hosted by the School of Accounting and Finance at the University of Waterloo.

Program Chairs

Blake Phillips
University of Waterloo
James Thompson
University of Waterloo