European Finance Association

46th Annual Meeting

Carcavelos, Portugal 21-24 August 2019


The EFA Annual Meeting is the biggest financial-economic academic event in Europe. Last year the Annual Meeting gathered about 750 researchers coming from over 230 universities and organizations in 37 countries. In Carcavelos, August 2019, the program includes 243 presentations, 2 panel sessions, and 1 keynote address; and we expect over 750 participants.

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

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.

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.

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.

Banco de Portugal

Banco de Portugal is the central bank of the Portuguese Republic. It is part of the European System of Central Banks and the Eurosystem, the Single Supervisory Mechanism and the Single Resolution Mechanism.
Banco de Portugal’s mission is to maintain price stability and promote financial stability.

European Commission – Joint Research Centre

The Joint Research Centre is the European Commission’s science and knowledge service. Our researchers provide EU and national authorities with solid facts and independent support to help tackle the big challenges facing our societies today. Our headquarters are in Brussels and we have research sites in five Member States: Geel (Belgium), Ispra (Italy), Karlsruhe (Germany), Petten (the Netherlands) and Seville (Spain). Our work is largely funded by the EU’s budget for Research and Innovation.

We create, manage and make sense of knowledge, delivering the best scientific evidence and innovative tools for the policies that matter to citizens, businesses and governments.

BPI Gestão de Activos

BPI Gestão de Activos is the second largest domestic fund manager company in Portugal, and is 100% held by CaixaBank Asset Management.
BPI Gestão de Activos has almost 30 years of experience in managing UCITS Funds (domestic and Luxembourg based), Real Estate Funds, Pension Funds, Discretionary Mandates, and Life Insurance Products.

Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS)

Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) provides the leading business intelligence, data analytics, and research platform to global institutions  ̶  enabling comprehensive thought leadership, historical analysis, and insight into the latest innovations in research.

WRDS provides 50,000+ researchers in 35+ countries with access to over 350 terabytes of data across multiple disciplines. Through flexible data delivery options, a unique array of Services, access to a suite of analytics tools, tutorials, and doctoral-level research support, WRDS is the global leader in enabling impactful research — all backed by the credibility and leadership of the Wharton School.
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Nasdaq Educational Foundation

The Nasdaq Educational Foundation, Inc., was established in 1994 and is supported entirely by contributions from Nasdaq. The mission of the Nasdaq Educational Foundation, Inc. is to support programs that further the Nasdaq vision and mission of connecting business, capital, and innovative ideas to advance global economies.

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.

Spängler IQAM Invest

Spängler IQAM Invest is an independent fund manufacturer with more than 30 years’ market experience. Spängler IQAM Invest and its team of more than 60 experts in Salzburg, Vienna, and Frankfurt offer professional investors high-quality investment funds and individual, tailored investment solutions. We help our customers achieve their investment goals by applying carefully selected yield factors in a risk-controlled manner. These yield factors and asset management models are not only theoretically well-founded and transparent, but have also proven themselves in practice.


Supported by the city of Cascais




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Official Carrier

TAP Air Portugal has agreed to offer a discount to the participants, who make their flight booking and buy their ticket exclusively through TAP Air Portugal’s website. More information on the discount can be found here.