2016 Spring newsletter:

Please send me information on your publications, promotions, awards, and other newsworthy information no later than 20th of March.

Call for Papers:

  1. The 2016 Eleventh Annual Conference on Asia-Pacific Financial Market:

To further strengthen the cooperative relation between the two associations and to solicit high quality papers for the Asia-Pacific Journal of Financial Studies (AJFS), the Korean Securities Association (KSA) has decided to invite 3 papers from KAFA members for inclusion in the program of the Conference on Asia-Pacific Financial Markets (CAFM) and provide a partial travel support (₩1,666,667) to paper presenters. The conference will be held in Seoul on December 2-3, 2016. The authors of selected papers are obligated to submit their papers to AJFS for review and possible publication. The submitted papers will be reviewed for selection by the KAFA review committee.

 Topics: Any finance area

 Submission deadline: July 31, 2016

 Notification of the accepted papers: August 20, 2016

 Submit papers to: Professor Soku Byoun, President-Elect,


  1. Joint Conference with Korea Institute of Finance (KIF)

The annual joint conference with the KIF and the KAFA will be held as a one-day conference. The date is May 30, 2016. While the main theme for this year’s conference is on “Global Divergences and Financial Markets”, papers dealing with general issues in financial/capital markets and related issues are also welcome.

  • Conference date: May 30, 2016
  • Submission deadline: March 26, 2016
  • Notification of the accepted papers: April 15, 2016
  • Submit papers to: Professor Soku Byoun, President-Elect,
  • We expect 2 papers to be accepted for the presentation. KIF will provide research supports for the selected papers for presentation.

Note: When you submit your paper, please indicate the conference of your choice (e.g., KAFA joint conference with KIF). 


KCMI - KAFA - SKK GSB Joint Conference: Celebration of the 25thAnniversary of KAFA

June 3, 2016, SKK GSB, Sungkyunkwan University

Organizing Committee:

Inseok Shin, President, Korea Capital Market Institute

Inhyung Lee, Vice-President, Korea Capital Market Institute

Jae Ha Lee, Dean, SKK GSB, Sungkyunkwan University

Chan Wung Kim, KAFA Immediate Past President, University of Massachusetts Lowell

Saeyoung Chang, KAFA President, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Soku Byoun, KAFA President-Elect, Baylor University

Jin-Mo Kim, KAFA Secretary General, Rutgers University

Ha-Chin Yi, KAFA Treasurer, Texas State University

Woojin Kim, KAFA Secretary General in Korea, Seoul National University

Advisory Committee:

Beomsik Jang, Executive Vice-President, Soongsil University


Korea Capital Market Institute

SKK GSB, Sungkyunkwan University

Korea Investment & Securities

KDB Daewoo Securities

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