European Finance Association

48th Annual Meeting

Virtual from Milan, Italy 25-27 August 2021


The EFA Annual Meeting is the biggest financial-economic academic event in Europe.

We have designed different partnership agreements that satisfy also the most demanding partners. More information can be requested at

Academy of Finland

The Academy of Finland – the research council of Finland – promotes the renewal, diversification and internationalisation of Finnish science. Our funding supports the development of research environments, the increased independence of early-career researchers and the utilisation of research knowledge across all sectors of society.

Bank of Finland

The Bank of Finland is the national monetary authority and central bank of Finland. At the same time, it is also a part of the Eurosystem, which is responsible for monetary policy and other central bank tasks in the euro area and administers use of the world’s second largest currency – the euro. The primary objective of the Eurosystem and the Bank of Finland alike is price stability, which means a moderate rise in consumer prices. The Bank of Finland has tasks relating both to Finland and to the Eurosystem. In addition to monetary policy, the Bank’s core tasks are financial stability and financial statistics, banking operations and currency supply

Bank for International Settlements

The mission of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) is to serve central banks in their pursuit of monetary and financial stability, to foster international cooperation in those areas and to act as a bank for central banks. The BIS pursues its mission by promoting discussion and facilitating collaboration among central banks, supporting dialogue with other authorities that are responsible for promoting financial stability and conducting research on policy issues confronting central banks and financial supervisory authorities.

Finnish Foundation for Share Promotion

The goal of the Finnish Foundation for Share Promotion is to make it possible for companies to acquire risk capital in reliable, supervised and effective markets that have ideal prerequisites for trading as well as versatile and interesting investment objects. The Foundation is working to improve the quality of information available to investors. It also strives to keep the conditions of taxation and legislation reasonable for investors.

European Central Bank

The European Central Bank (ECB) and the national central banks together constitute the Eurosystem, the central banking system of the euro area. The main objective of the Eurosystem is to maintain price stability: safeguarding the value of the euro. The European Central Bank is responsible for the prudential supervision of credit institutions located in the euro area and participating non-euro area Member States, within the Single Supervisory Mechanism, which also comprises the national competent authorities. It contributes to the safety and soundness of the banking system and the stability of the financial system within the EU and each participating Member State.

Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation

The Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation is a cultural non-profit organization. Its purpose is to support cultural and economic development in Finland, which it does by distributing grants and prizes in the fields of science, art and other societal activity. The Foundation aims that the granted projects will strengthen Finnish expertise and in this way further the building of the future.

Norges Bank Investment Management

Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM) manages the Government Pension Fund Global. The fund is invested worldwide in equities, fixed income and real estate, totaling around 7,300 billion kroner (860 billion dollars). Our mission is to safeguard and build wealth for Norway’s future generations. We aim to achieve this with acceptable risk, as a responsible investor, and through an efficient organization. We are operating in a global, highly competitive and constantly evolving market. We are more than 500 people of more than 35 nationalities, with offices in Oslo, London, New York, Singapore, and Shanghai.

CQA (Chicago Quantitative Alliance)

CQA (Chicago Quantitative Alliance) is a non-profit professional association that sponsors conferences focused on topics of interest to quantitative investment practitioners. The primary goal of the group is to facilitate the interchange of ideas between leading quantitative professionals. The discussion is focused on practitioner issues and involves active participation by all members.