The Forum on Corporate Finance
The Forum on Corporate Finance (FCF) was established in 2000 to facilitate a dialogue between and among senior corporate executives and nationally recognized scholars on cutting edge issues in corporate finance. This dialogue is encouraged through periodic conferences which bring together financial executives and scholars for in-depth discussions of selected topics and through ongoing follow-up discussions between past conference participants.
Since its founding, FCF has hosted conferences in Austin, Chapel Hill, Chicago, Evanston, Houston, and New York that have addressed topics such as share repurchases, dividend policy, cost of capital, international capital budgeting, real options, corporate governance, compensation, fixed income, credit ratings and access to capital, pensions and investing, risk management, behavioral finance, and disclosure policies. Each of these conferences is kept relatively small, typical attendance has included approximately 30 to 40 senior financial executives and 20 academics, to allow for active participation by all attendees. Companies represented at past conferences include ADM, Barnes & Noble, Cisco, Conoco, Dell, EDS, Eli Lilly, General Motors, Genentech, Home Depot, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Intel, Johnson Controls, Microsoft, Pacificare, Pfizer, Pitney Bowes, TDS, Texas Instruments and Wal-Mart, among many others. Universities represented have included, Babson College, University of Chicago, Duke University, Harvard University, University of Illinois, University of Maryland, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, New York University, University of North Carolina, Northwestern University (Kellogg), University of Pennsylvania (Wharton), and University of Texas.
The seventh FCF conference for will be held at the University of Texas at Austin from 10:00 am on Thursday, October 18, 2018 through 2:40 p.m. on Friday, October 19, 2018:
- The Thursday morning and afternoon sessions will be dedicated to presentation and discussion of six research papers by leading corporate finance scholars. These sessions will have more of an academic focus.
- Dinner on Thursday will feature a keynote speaker from industry who will discuss current corporate finance challenges faced by practitioners and will encourage conversations on related issues among the practitioners and academics in attendance.
- Friday will feature three sessions and a luncheon talk with a practitioner focus, which will address current issues associated with asset prices, corporate financial policies, and managing risk.
October 18 - 19, 2018
AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center
The University of Texas at Austin
1900 University Avenue
Austin, TX 78705