The 33rd Australasian Finance and Banking Conference 2020

Conference dates

15 Dec 2020 - 17 Dec 2020


Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney, Australia (Possibly Virtual)


Call For Papers
The 33rd Australasian Finance and Banking Conference 2020

15–17 December 2020, Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney, Australia

Deadline for submission of the paper: 15 October, 2020

NOTE: Currently, it is too early to decide if this year's conference will be held as a virtual space as a result of Covid-19, or not. This decision will be made in early September. In the event of a virtual conference, the registration fee will be reduced accordingly.


BlackRock Research Award
AU$10,000 will be awarded for the best paper in Capital Markets / Funds Management / Mutual Funds.

RoZetta Institute (SIRCA) Research Prize
AU$2,500 will be awarded for the best paper using data generated by RoZetta.

Bureau van Dijk Prizes
Awarded for the best paper in Banking.
Awarded for the best paper in Corporate Finance / Corporate Governance / Institutional Block Holders.

Australian Securities Exchange Prize
AU$1,000 will be awarded for the best paper presented on Derivatives / Quantitative Finance.

PHD FORUM as part of the 33rd AFBC
Venue: Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney
Date: 14 December 2020

The 33rd AFBC conference will include a PhD Forum for advanced Finance Doctoral Students who are currently working on their dissertation. The one-day forum will offer accepted students the unique opportunity to present their research and have their work discussed by distinguished academics from top business schools in the US, Europe and the Asia-Pacific. Throughout the seminar, students will receive valuable advice about career development from leading scholars and will discuss recent developments in finance literature with fellow students and faculty members.

Papers accepted for presentation at the PhD Forum are offered some assistance with airfare and accommodation.

SPECIAL ISSUE OF THE JOURNAL OF BANKING & FINANCE: The Way Forward for Banks during the Covid-19 Crisis and Beyond: Government and Central Bank Responses and Threats to the Global Banking Industry

This special issue of the Journal of Banking & Finance focuses on research of these issues to gain a better understanding of the impact of Covid-19 on the financial industry. Selected papers will be published in the special issue and presented at the 33rd AFBC.

For more information please see the AFBC website or the link below.

The aim of the forum is to explore opportunities, issues and challenges in the financial technology industry. The preliminary event will be hosted in Singapore and select papers will be invited to present at the 33rd AFBC in Sydney.
This forum is sponsored by The Asian Development Bank (ADB), The Institute of Global Finance-University of New South Wales (IGF-UNSW), the Asian Bureau of Finance and Economic Research (ABFER) and the National University of Singapore (NUS).
The submission deadline for draft papers for this forum is 30th June 2020. Please see AFBC website for submission details and more information.

Submission Deadline: 15 October, 2020
How to submit: Contributors should follow the submission procedure outlined on the conference website; this information will be posted soon.

Contact the Conference Administrator
Telephone: +61 2 9385 7774

The registration deadline for accepted authors is Monday 26 October 2020.

Early bird fee (payment prior to Monday 5 October 2020)
Standard registration: AU$750* (incl. GST/VAT)
PhD students: AU$600* (incl. GST/VAT)

Full fee (payment after Monday 5 October 2020)
Standard registration: AU$800* (incl. GST/VAT)
PhD students: AU$650* (incl. GST/VAT)

All payments incur a credit card processing fee of 2.5%.