EFA General Assembly

In 2022, the General Assembly was held on Friday August 27, 2022 at 4.00pm in person at IESE Business School in Barcelona.  All members were invited to attend and the quorum was met.  Personal invitations were sent to all members by email.

The EFA 2022 General Assembly (GA) was chaired by EFA President, Elena Carletti. To be eligible to vote at the GA, you must be a current member for the 2022 calendar year.  The General Asembly was followed by the Prize Ceremony and key note speech.


  1. Approval of the 2021 GA Minutes (online from Helsinki)
  2. President’s Report
  3. 2021 Accounts to be sent by email to members for approval later
  4. Nominations & Elections
  5. Future EFA Annual Meetings
  6. EFA’s Journal – Review of Finance 
  7. Q&A

The 2021 General Assembly was held on-line on Wednesday 25 August 6.00-8.00pm.  The EFA 2021 conference followed a virtual format from Wednesday, August 25 to Friday, August 27. The program included sessions featuring 180 papers, a keynote address by Itay Goldstein  – Joel S. Ehrenkranz Family Professor and a Professor of Finance at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania – and networking events. The EFA General Assembly took place before the keynote speech together with the Prize distribution Ceremony.  

At each EFA Annual Meeting, a General Assembly (GA) is held to officially communicate and ratify the financial accounts of the previous calendar year, the nominations and resignations of Officers and Directors from the Executive Committee and any new isssues / decisions brought forward by the EFA Executive Committee. One month prior to the GA, current EFA members and conference participants receive an invitation (and agenda) to attend the EFA GA – which is a brief business meeting chaired by the EFA President (often preceded or followed by the Best Paper Prizes and the Keynote Speaker for that year's EFA Annual Meeting).

The GA meeting serves as a forum for the EFA President to communicate any recent developments and especially Executive Committee decisions requiring the formal approval of the EFA membership – as well as for EFA members to air any questions they may have, voice their opinions on EFA and its activities, and actively participate in determining the future of their Association. Every EFA member present at the GA has one vote. Votes by proxy are possible (for current EFA members only) but must be submitted to the EFA Secretariat in writing prior to the GA. Formal approval of the annual accounts and those Executive Committee decisions requiring the support of the EFA membership (e.g., changes to the statutes, membership fees, etc.) are officially carried (or not) by a simple majority of votes at the GA. (Please consult the EFA Statutes for more details.)

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