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Dear MFA2014 participants,

The tentative MFA2014 Program Schedule is now posted on our website (please click this link).

Thank you very much for participating at this conference.

We look forward to seeing all of you at the 16th Malaysian Finance Association Conference in Sasana Kijang Central Bank of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, June 4-6, 2014.


Rubi Ahmad

The Program Chair


Sasana Kijang Central Bank of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur

4 - 6 June 2014


“Financial Systems Re-Generation: MAPS, GAPS and TRAPS”


In the aftermath of the Global Financial Crisis, public confidence in the financial system seems waning and regulatory requirements seem to have increased, thereby stifling economic growth.  But externally-imposed regulations will not ensure sustainable financial system improvement. Rather, the financial system players have to regenerate themselves; they have to rebuild themselves by leveraging and optimizing on their internal strengths and re-examining their weaknesses with a renewed resolution to move forward. This conference discusses three aspects of financial system re-generation: maps, gaps and traps. We deliberate on the maps by discussing the possible future path and attempt to paint a picture of the potential outlook. We also examine the gaps in terms of what deficiencies we still have or will likely remain. Gaps may also present opportunities for improvement and future expansion. Finally, we look to the future with renewed vigour and optimism, by balancing our outlook with potential traps in the form of pitfalls, dangers, and threats to financial system stakeholders.






The Malaysian Finance Association (MFA) Conference is an annual international gathering that brings together academics and researchers from all over the world to exchange and share their knowledge, experience and research findings in the areas of Finance, Banking, Islamic Finance, Accounting and Economics. Conducted since 1998, the forthcoming MFA Conference (MFA2014) will be the 16th annual gathering and will be held in Sasana Kijang Central Bank of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur. This annual meeting in Kuala Lumpur is sponsored by the University of Malaya, Malaysian Finance Association, Pacific-Basin Finance Journal (ISI Index) and Asian Journal of Business and Accounting (Scopus Index).





Please submit full papers by 1 April 2014. All papers will undergo a blind review process to determine the quality and suitability of the paper to the conference and authors will be notified the review outcome latest by 15 April 2014.



A total of seven (7) papers will be competitively selected for the best paper awards. As is customary in MFA conference, three (3) papers will be competitively selected and awarded a certificate and RM1000 each by MFA, and published in the Capital Market Review. In addition, two (2) best papers on empirical finance and accounting will be published in University Malaya’s Asian Journal of Business and Accounting (Scopus Index). Also, two (2) best papers on Islamic finance will be awarded US$1000 each by Pacific-Basin Finance Journal, and will be published in a special issue of the Pacific-Basin Finance Journal (ISI Index).

PHD COLLOQUIUM SESSION FOR PHD STUDENTS                                


There will be a separate PhD. Colloquium session for PhD. students to attend and get feedback from our panel of distinguished international and local finance professors, including Professor Bruce Grundy from University of Melbourne, Professor Allaudeen Hameed from National University of Singapore as well as Professor S. Ghon Rhee of Hawaii University, USA who have already confirmed their attendance.

Given the limited space, a maximum of 12 PhD papers will be chosen to be presented within a friendly environment of the PhD Colloquium and from these, only one will be presented with the Best PhD Paper award worth RM1000 as well as an opportunity to submit and publish in the Asian Journal of Business and Accounting (Scopus Index).




The MFA2014 is expanding efforts to enhance participation from the industry practitioners. So, for the first time, there will be two (2) practitioner sessions during the conference. The speakers for these sessions will comprise both prominent academicians and well-known industry players and they will share, express and exchange views on the global financial markets, institutions and supervisory or regulatory matters.




We call upon all scholars, researchers, practitioners and students in the areas of Finance, Economics and Accounting to join this conference.



  1. An opportunity to publish in a special issue of the Pacific-Basin Finance Journal (ISI Index), Asian Journal of Business and Accounting (Scopus Index) and Capital Market Review.
  2. A chance to meet key executives from the industries and government agencies and get their insights on the current financial regime.
  3. Network with other academicians and practitioners at an excellent conference venue, i.e. Sasana Kijang, Central Bank of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur.
  4. Reputable keynote speakers: Prof Bruce Grundy, Prof Allaudeen Hamid and Prof Ghon Rhee.
  5. The first MFA conference to include a special practitioner’s session with prominent speakers from local and international financial institutions.
  6. Attractive prizes for best paper winners.
  7. Enjoy sightseeing in Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia’s top tourist attraction and shopping haven!



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