22nd Annual NYU Stern Graduate Finance Association Conference

For the past 22 years, the Graduate Finance Association at New York University's Leonard N. Stern School of Business has hosted our annual conference bringing together top graduate students with leading industry professionals in all sectors of Finance.

The goal of the conference is to create a forum where current topics in finance can be discussed by industry leaders in an academic environment. 

After the closing of the event, we invite you to join us for casual conversations & cocktails overlooking Washington Square Park.  


Friday, October 20th, 2017

NYU Kimmel Center

60 Washington Square South

New York, NY 10012

Event Schedule

Registration / Check In

Keynote: Ken Moelis

Healthcare Panel


Fintech Panel

Wealth Management Panel


Fireside Chat: Alison Mass

12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

1:10 p.m. - 1:40 p.m.

1:50 p.m. - 2:35 p.m.

2:35 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

3:10 p.m. - 3:55 p.m.

4:05 p.m. - 4:50 p.m.

4:50 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

5:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.



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Where will the conference take place?

The conference will be held at the NYU Kimmel Center located at 60 Washington Square South - all events will be held in the Rosenthal Pavilion located on the 10th Floor. 

Where should I check-in?

Check-in will take place in the Lobby of the Kimmel Center.

Upon entering the building from Washington Square South turn right and walk toward the main security desk. You will see signs for the event prior to the elevator.

If you are arriving late, the lower level check-in desk may be closed and you should check-in with security and proceed to the 10th Floor where there will be a check-in table outside of the Rosenthal Pavilion. Please bring a photo ID.

Travelling with Bags or expecting rain?

We will have a coat check available on the 9th Floor of the Kimmel Center. Upon arrival please proceed to the 9th Floor if you need to check a coat or bags.

will meals be provided? 

Coffee and light refreshments throughout the day, networking lunch, cocktails/hors d'oeuvres in the evening.

dress code? 

Business formal.


The Kimmel Center (60 Washington Square South) is easily accessible by public transportation (A,B,C,D, E, F or M at West 4th Street; N or R at 8th St-NYU or the 6 at Astor Place). If you are traveling by car, public parking is available on West 3rd Street and on Thompson Street.


A Note to all attendees: 

The conference is intended to be academic in nature & presentations are considered off the record. Attendees cannot record or reproduce content from the event without the express written consent of NYU. Photos posted to social media are permitted. 


E-mail us at gfa@stern.nyu.edu


About Us: NYU STern graduate finance association

The Graduate Finance Association (GFA) is NYU Stern's largest student-run organization with an active membership of over 850 full and part-time students and an extensive alumni network. Our goal is to prepare our members for a career in finance, which we accomplish through a series of educational and networking activities, including our weekly GFA Lunch & Learns and the annual GFA Conference. We also provide workshops and a panel series, which offer valuable insight into the interview process and tips for a successful summer internship.