Minister rounds off finance event

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Minister rounds off finance event

Minister rounds off finance event

 Minister’s speech rounds-off finance event

Finance Minister Grant Robertson delivered the closing address today of a successful 23rd New Zealand Finance Colloquium, held at Lincoln University for the first time.

15/02/2019 2:00:00 p.m.
The New Zealand Finance Colloquium is an annual event organised and held at universities throughout the country to promote the discussion, dissemination and development of finance related research within New Zealand.
Minister Robertson talked about a goal of the Government being to create a modern, low-carbon sustainable economy.

He also discussed the future of work and the use of wellness indicators, in addition to the traditional economic measure of Gross Domestic Product (GDP), to measure New Zealand’s economic success.
Chair of the event’s organising committee, Sazali Abidin, a Lincoln University Associate Professor in Finance in the Faculty of Agribusiness and Commerce, said the event this year featured 28 papers presented in the PhD Symposium on 13 February, and 54 papers presented in the Colloquium over two days on 14 and 15 February.

With more than 90 participants it was the biggest New Zealand Finance Colloquium since it started in 1996.

Keynote speakers were Professor Paul Dalziel, Deputy Director of the Agribusiness and Economics Research Unit at Lincoln University and Professor Robert Faff, Professor of Finance and Director of Research at the University of Queensland Business School.

It is also the first time NZX Limited was the lead sponsor for the event, and it gave two awards of $5000 each for outstanding research with practical application to the New Zealand capital markets.

Associate Professor Abidin was delighted with how the event went, and said a wide range of topics were covered, from corporate risk to gender diversity, with many presenters from Lincoln University in both the PhD Symposium and the Colloquium, reflecting the strength of the finance programme at the University.