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Organizers and Partners

The European Finance Association (EFA) is an international non-profit association with scientific and pedagogical objectives. Therefore, all its events, including the 45th EFA Annual Meeting in Warsaw, Poland, are heavily funded by external organizations. Without the generous financial support of these entities, it would not be possible to organize a successful conference.

We wish to acknowledge and thank to our partner and sponsors for the forthcoming EFA 2018 Annual Meeting.  We would also like to thank the organizers of EFA 2018: Imperial College London, the SGH Warsaw School of Economics, and the European Finance Association for their continuous support.

We seize this opportunity to extend our deepest appreciation to the Università della Svizzera italiana in Lugano (host EFA 2014), Switzerland, for developing this website.



Imperial SGH EFA


Honorary Patronage

Warsaw City



This year, we want to thank the following partners for helping us build this amazing conference.

The Brevan Howard Centre for Financial Analysis

Brevan howard CentreThe Brevan Howard Centre for Financial Analysis dramatically enhances Imperial College Business School’s expertise in financial economics and strengthens ties with other disciplines including engineering and computational finance.

A key objective of the new initiative is to disseminate rigorous, world-class research to reach and engage business practitioners, policy-makers, legislators and the wider public, as well as other academic experts. The Centre serves as a bridge between Imperial College Business School and the world of business, aiming to develop a greater understanding and more efficient management of risk, and to promote investment and productivity.

The mission statement of the Brevan Howard Centre reflects its wide ranging interests. It lays out three broad streams of research that the Centre hopes to promote:

Financial Stability and Financial Regulation, Comparative Financial Systems and Designing New Financial Structures and Financing Development, Environmental Protection, Medicines. 


Bank for International Settlements

BISThe mission of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) is to serve central banks in their pursuit of monetary and financial stability, to foster international cooperation in those areas and to act as a bank for central banks. The BIS pursues its mission by promoting discussion and facilitating collaboration among central banks, supporting dialogue with other authorities that are responsible for promoting financial stability, and conducting research on policy issues confronting central banks and financial supervisory authorities.

European Central Bank

ECBThe European Central Bank (ECB) and the national central banks together constitute the Eurosystem, the central banking system of the euro area. The main objective of the Eurosystem is to maintain price stability: safeguarding the value of the euro. The European Central Bank is responsible for the prudential supervision of credit institutions located in the euro area and participating non-euro area Member States, within the Single Supervisory Mechanism, which also comprises the national competent authorities. It contributes to the safety and soundness of the banking system and the stability of the financial system within the EU and each participating Member State.


Norges Bank Investment Management

NBIMNorges Bank Investment Management (NBIM) manages the Government Pension Fund Global. The fund is invested worldwide in equities, fixed income and real estate, totalling around 7,300 billion kroner (860 billion dollars). Our mission is to safeguard and build wealth for Norway's future generations. We aim to achieve this with an acceptable risk, as a responsible investor, and through an efficient organisation. We are operating in a global, highly competitive and constantly evolving market. We are more than 500 people of more than 35 nationalities, with offices in Oslo, London, New York, Singapore and Shanghai.


Unigestion Unigestion is a boutique asset manager with the scale to deliver global tailor-made investment solutions for thoughtful investors. Our core values - integrity, independence, excellence and guidance - are at the heart of everything we do. We are responsible for managing USD 23.9 bn in client assets across our four areas of expertise: equity, multi asset investing, private equity, and alternatives. We believe that risk management is an enduring driver of long-term investment performance, and we therefore apply a risk lens to all our strategies. In February 2017, Unigestion acquired Akina with the aim of creating a uniquely qualified specialist in global small and mid-market private equity.

Warsaw City

Warsaw CityWarsaw is an open, diverse, inclusive city with creative, free, resourceful residents. Friendly urban infrastructure, excellent public transport, restaurants, cultural life, high percentage of green spaces. 94% of the residents are happy that they live in Warsaw.

  • Over 5 mln sq m of office space
  • 70 universities
  • 58 000 graduates every year

3rd place in Top 10 Major European Cities – business friendliness by Financial Times

3rd place in Top Vegan Cities in the World by HappyCow

12th place in global Green Cities Index by TravelBird

15th place in global sustainable Cities Index: People by Arcadis


Nasdaq Educational Foundation

Nasdaq Educational FoundationThe Nasdaq Educational Foundation, Inc., was established in 1994 and is supported entirely by contributions from Nasdaq. The mission of the Nasdaq Educational Foundation, Inc. is to support programs that further the Nasdaq vision and mission of connecting business, capital and innovative ideas to advance global economies.

CQA (Chicago Quantitative Alliance)

CQACQA (Chicago Quantitative Alliance) is a non-profit professional association that sponsors conferences focused on topics of interest to quantitative investment practitioners. The primary goal of the group is to facilitate the interchange of ideas between leading quantitative professionals. The discussion is focused on practitioner issues and involves active participation by all members. 


mBankmBank has been a synonym for innovative banking solutions for years. We were the first fully Internet-based bank in Poland and today we set the direction of the mobile and on-line banking development. We are one of the strongest and fastest growing financial brands in Poland, listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange since 1992.  


EYEY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.



KPMGKPMG is the international network of firms expertising in audit and tax, business and legal advisory. KPMG has a workforce of over 189,000 employees in 152 countries. Independent member firms of KPMG network are affiliated with KPMG International Cooperative(“KPMG International”), a Swiss entity. Member firms of the KPMG network of independent firms are separate legal entities. KPMG has been in Poland since 1990. At the present day it employs over 1,800 people in Warsaw, Cracow, Poznan, Wroclaw, Gdansk, Katowice and Lodz offices.

Elsevier and the Journal of Corporate Finance

Journal of Corporate FinanceElsevierElsevier is a global information analytics business that helps institutions and professionals advance healthcare, open science and improve performance for the benefit of humanity. The Journal of Corporate Finance aims to publish high quality, original manuscripts that analyze issues related to corporate finance. Topical areas of interest include, but are not limited to: financial structure, payout policies, corporate restructuring, financial contracts, corporate governance arrangements, the economics of organizations, the influence of legal structures, and international financial management.


EUROFIDAIEUROFIDAI is a public academic institute developing daily and high frequency European financial databases for researchers, it is partly funded by the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS). The BEDOFIH high frequency database includes trades and orders with the highest frequency (millisecond, nanosecond) and covers the most important European financial markets from 2009 (AMF Euronext Paris, Deutsche Boerse Xetra, London Stock Exchange, BATS / Chi-X). EUROFIDAI also provides direct online access to its daily European database, which includes data on stocks, mutual funds, indices, corporate events and exchange rates. Free trial accounts or samples available on demand.


Spängler IQAM Invest

Spaengler IQAM InvestSpängler IQAM Invest is an independent fund manufacturer with more than 30 years’ market experience. Spängler IQAM Invest and its team of more than 60 experts in Salzburg, Vienna and Frankfurt offer professional investors high-quality investment funds and individual, tailored investment solutions. We help our customers achieve their investment goals by applying carefully selected yield factors in a risk-controlled manner. These yield factors and asset management models are not only theoretically well founded and transparent, but have also proven themselves in practice.