Abu Dhabi: A group of students from the College of Business at Zayed University attended the first-ever Global Financial Management Association Conference in the Middle East.
The prestigious event, hosted in association with Zayed University, provided a forum for international experts to present new research and discuss current issues in financial management. Dr. Rwan El-Khatib, Associate Professor in the College of Business at Zayed University, worked as programme chair alongside her colleagues Dr. Thorsten Bec from the European University Institute, and Dr. Marc Lipson from the University of Virginia.
The keynote address was presented by Professor Manju Puri, the J. B. Fuqua Professor of Finance at the Fuqua School of Business, at Duke University. Experts from around the world presented 61 research papers on a variety of subjects, including corporate investment, climate finance, and cryptocurrency behavioural finance. The group of undergraduate students from Zayed University participated in the event as volunteers and attended the keynote address and panel discussions.
“This is the first time the FMA has hosted an event in the Middle East and we are delighted to have been able to partner with them. These events serve a number of purposes: firstly, Zayed University is committed to strengthening further our research offering and convening prestigious international conferences such as these offer us a platform to showcase our research capabilities; and secondly these conferences provide students with access to world-class academics from around the world. I have no doubt that our students learnt a great deal over the three days,” Professor Michael Allen, Acting Provost at Zayed University, remarked.
The Financial Management Association International (FMA), which was founded in 1970, is a world authority on creating and sharing knowledge about financial decision-making. FMA’s mission is to broaden the common interests between academicians and practitioners, provide opportunities for professional interaction between and among academicians, practitioners and students, promote the development and understanding of basic and applied research and of sound financial practices, and enhance the quality of education in finance.
FMA’s members include finance practitioners and academicians and students who are interested in the techniques and advances which define the field of finance. Consistent with this mission, the members of FMA share the following values and beliefs.