The 36th Australasian Finance and Banking Conference (AFBC) is organised by the Institute of Global Finance and the School of Banking and Finance, UNSW Business School. The Conference will be held on 13th –15th December 2023. 

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 13th to Friday 15th December 2023. The PhD Forum will be held on Tuesday 12th December 2023. 
  • Where:  Hybrid, UNSW Business School, Sydney, Australia

Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speakers include:

Darrell Duffie - The Adams Distinguished Professor of Management and Professor of Finance at Stanford University

Harrison Hong - John R. Eckel, Jr. Professor of Financial Economics, Columbia University

Anthony Saunders - The John M. Schiff Professor of Finance at New York University

Antoinette Schoar - The Stewart C. Myers-Horn Family Professor of Finance, MIT Sloan School of Management and the Editor of the Journal of Finance

Andrei Shleifer - John L. Loeb Professor of Economics at Harvard University and an Editor of the Quarterly Journal of Economics

Jonathan Kearns - Chief Economist and Head of Regulatory Affairs at Challenger

International Forum on Climate Change and Climate Finance

Keynote speakers include:

Mark Howden, Vice Chair, IPCC Working Group II, Nobel Peace Prize 2007 (for contributing to awareness and measures to deal with climate change), Australian National University

International Forum on Global Banking and Resilience

Keynote speakers include:

Bradley Jones, Assistant Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia

International Forum on CBDC's, Fintech, and Digital Finance

Keynote speakers include:

Agostino Capponi, Director of the Center for Digital Finance and Technologies, Columbia University and an Editor, Finance, Management Science

Lin Will Cong, FinTech Initiative at Cornell, SC Johnson College of Business, Cornell University and an Editor, Finance, Management Science

PhD Forum

When: Tuesday, 12th December 2023

The 36th 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.

Conference Program

The final conference program is now available. 

Inaugural Education Excellence Showcase

The inaugural AFBC Education Excellence showcase is set to launch at the 36th Australasian Finance and Banking Conference 2023. It 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.

Submissions will close on the 1st of October.

Please visit this website for further details.


BlackRock Research Award

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


AU$2500 will be awarded for the best paper using data from or generated by Rozetta

Awarded for 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

AUS$1,000 will be awarded for the best paper presented on Derivatives / Quantitative Finance.

CFA Institute Prize

US$1,000 Awarded to the best paper in Banking / Finance / Investment Management in Asia-Pacific markets.

Education Excellence Showcase


AU$1000 Awarded for Best Innovative Teaching Practices

London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG)

AU$1000 Awarded for Best Teaching Practices Integrating Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG)/Sustainability


Registrations are now closed. Visit this website for more information.

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