The Malaysian Finance Association (MFA) was set up to provide a platform for academicians of public and private universities as well as practitioners to discuss finance related issues in Malaysia. Consequently, beginning 1999, the MFA committee members have successfully held a conference annually, which was jointly organized by the universities on a rotational basis.
During the Malaysian Finance Association’s 18th Annual Conference MFA 2016, the committee, in its annual general meeting, has given the mandate to UUM to host the upcoming 20th MFA Conference in 2018. In particular, the School of Economics, Finance and Banking is honored to profoundly accept this invitation.
The objectives of the conference are as follows:
- To provide a platform for academicians, researchers and practitioners to share research findings and latest innovations in the field of finance and banking;
- To bridge the gap between theories and practices by assembling academicians, industry practitioners, policy makers and parties related to finance and banking sectors to exchange ideas and share views through knowledge and experience;
- To provide opportunities for participants to build a broader network and enable collaboration in performing academic activities such as student and staff mobility programs, jointly organized conferences, as well as research and publication opportunities;
- To establish academic relationships with national and international scholars in finance and banking. It is hoped that this will lead to various forms of cooperation between UUM and its peers in pursuing academic matters.