EFA General Assembly
With the recent changes of the Belgian Legislation allowing International Not-For-Profit Associations to hold their annual general assembly as a virtual meeting (Amendment to the Code of Associations & Companies, Chapter 11, published on 24 December 2020), the Executive Committee (Board) of European Finance Association has decided to convene the Annual General Assembly on August 25 2021 at 6pm CEST online from Aalto University.
Given that the General Assembly will be held during the Annual Meeting and due to health and safety measures in place, the President and Executive Committee invites its members to participate in the General Assembly online. Registration in advance is required and a link to the e-meeting will be provided to members a few days prior to the event.
- Approval of the 2020 GA Minutes (Helsinki)
- Approval of the 2020 EFA Accounts
- President’s Report
- Nominations & Elections
- Future EFA Annual Meetings
- EFA’s Journal – Review of Finance by Alex Edmans, Managing Editor
Please register to the Annual Meeting to attend the General Assembly here.
The 2021 General Assembly will be held on-line on Wednesday 25 August 6.00-8.00pm. The EFA 2021 conference will follow a virtual format from Wednesday, August 25 to Friday, August 27. The program includes 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 will take place before the keynote speech together with the Prize distribution Ceremony. All times refer to Milan, Italy (CEST/UTC+2).
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.)
Minutes of recent EFA General Assemblies:
» New RF Managing Editor Marcin Kacperczyk appointed to succeed Alex Edmans in January 2023.
» New EFA Vice-President Elena Carletti has been elected Vice-President of EFA.
» New EFA Vice-President Elect Xavier Vives has been elected Vice-President Elect of EFA.
» New EFA Directors Ulf Axelson, Lubos Pastor & Ivo Welch from January 2021.
» New RF Editors Daniel Paravisini & Chris Parsons from January 2021.
» New RF Associate Editors Brian Melzer, Jacopo Ponticelli & Rick Townsend from January 2021.
» 49th Annual Meeting EFA 2022 August 24-27, 2022, IESE Business School, University of Navarra in Barcelona, Spain.
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