2013 Southern African Finance Association Conference
The 23rd annual Southern African Finance Association (SAFA) conference will be held at the Two Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town, South Africa on the 24th and 25th of January 2013. Delegates from Southern African universities and further afield will be gathering in Cape Town to share and present their latest research. Emerging researchers and postgraduate students are especially welcome. Presentations are invited in all finance-related subjects including but not limited to:
- Corporate Finance
- Savings and Investment Management
- Development Finance
- Financial Risk Management
- Accounting and Taxation
- Financial Regulation
The closing date for the receipt of submissions is the end of September, 2012.
By the end of October 2012, the review board will notify all authors of the outcome of their submissions.
Please submit an abstract and/or a working paper to firstname.lastname@example.org
I look forward to seeing you all in Cape Town in January 2013.
For the first time, SAFA is pleased to announce themed research prizes which will be awarded at the 2013 Southern African Finance Association Conference.
Alexander Forbes is sponsoring two cash prizes of R12 500 each to the best research presented at the SAFA 2013 conference relating to investment management or behavioural research on retirement fund members’ decision-making. The 2013 SAFA review board will evaluate all submissions received before October 2012 in terms of their suitability for the conference. A specialized subset of these reviewers and a delegate from Alexander Forbes will review all submissions which are eligible for this prize. In order to be eligible for the prize, a full working paper must be submitted by the end of October 2012. The winner will be announced during the course of the conference. SAFA and Alexander Forbes reserve the right not to award either or both of the prizes if no suitable research is identified.
Alexander Forbes is the largest retirement fund advisory firm in South Africa. Over the years the company has observed key trends in relation to retirement fund member benefits. These two prizes have been introduced to help promote further independent research on key issues impacting the pensions ultimately received by South Africans. The ultimate aim is to assist in discussions currently underway to reform the financial services industry, and ultimately to improve the savings rates in South Africa.