The 37th Australasian Finance and Banking Conference (AFBC) is organised by the Institute of Global Finance, UNSW Business School. The Conference will be held on 11th –13th December 2024.

The AFBC is the most significant and prestigious finance conference in the Asia-Pacific region. It brings together the world's foremost leaders of thought from the financial community, providing international academics and industry professionals with the opportunity to meet and share their research and interest in finance-related fields. The Conference Committee would like to invite all academics and practitioners to participate.

When and where

  • When: Wednesday 11th to Friday 13th December 2024.  The PhD Forum will be held on Tuesday 10th December 2024.
  • Where:  UNSW Business School, Sydney Australia

PhD Forum

When: Tuesday, 10th December 2024

The 37th AFBC 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 dissertation proposals and have their work discussed by distinguished academics from top business schools in the US, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region.

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.

As a part of this conference, there will be a:

Forum on CBDC’s, Fintech, and Digital Finance

There will also be a forum on:

AI and the Evolution of Global Finance

Education Excellence Showcase

The Education Excellence showcase is designed to acknowledge world-class educators in cutting-edge teaching practices and to promote knowledge exchange to better nurture next generation leaders in finance.

Further details will be updated on this website.


BlackRock Research Award

AUS$10,000 will be awarded for the best paper in Capital Markets / Mutual Funds / Funds Management

Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) Prize

AUS$2,000 awarded to the best paper presented on Derivatives.

CFA Institute Prize

AUS$1,500 will be awarded to the best paper in ESG and Sustainability

Alt Data Tech Prize

US$1,000 will be awarded to the best paper using Alternative Data in their research.

Bureau van Dijk Prizes

AUS$1000 will be awarded to the Best paper in Banking using BVD data.

AUS$1000 will be awarded to the best paper in Corporate Finance / Corporate Governance / Institutional Block Holders using BVD data.

Education Excellence Showcase


AU$1000 Awarded for Best Innovative Teaching Practices

London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG)

AU$1000 Awarded for Best Teaching on issues related to Sustainability. 

Submission Procedure:

Submission Deadline: Friday 16th August 2024.

How to submit:

Please note that the submissions portal will open on the 8th of August and will close on the 16th of August.

Please find the submissions weblink here:

Further enquiries