EFA General Assembly
The 2020 General Assembly was held on-line on Friday 21 August at 19.30 CEST.
At each EFA Annual Meeting, a General Assembly (GA) is held to officially communicate and ratify the financial accounts of the previous calendar year 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 Editors Daniel Paravisini and Chris Parsons to start a 3 year term as Editors of the Review of Finance in January 2021.
» New RF Associate Editors Brian Melzer, Jacopo Ponticelli and Rick Townsend to start as Associate Editors of Review of Finance in January 2021.
» New Vice-President Elena Carletti has been elected Vice-President of EFA and will be Program Chair of the next EFA annual conference (EFA 2021), to be held in Milan in August 2021. She will become President in 2022.
» New Directors Ulf Axelson, Lubos Pastor & Ivo Welch have been elected Directors of EFA from January 1st 2021 for 3 year term.
» 47th Annual Meeting EFA 2020 was a great success with more than 2,800 registered participants. Thanks to Aalto University School of Business in Helsinki for hosting our first virtual conference.
» 49th Annual Meeting
August 24-27, 2022
IESE Business School, University of Navarra
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