The Indonesian Finance Association (IFA) is a non-profit organization established to cultivate a strong network among academics, businesses, regulators, and financial experts in Indonesia, especially in the realms of corporate finance, capital markets, international finance, and financial institutions. The IFA organizes an annual conference to facilitate members and nonmembers to come together for disseminating their knowledge and experiences in a friendly and helpful environment. In the previous conference, the IFA has attracted delegates from over 50 universities and various countries.
The establishment of IFA was initiated by three reputable schools which are the Faculty of Economics of Universitas Indonesia (FE UI), the Faculty of Economics and Business of UniversitasGadjahMada (FEB UGM), and the Faculty of Economics and Business of UniversitasSebelasMaret (FEB UNS). The current President of IFA is Dr. Irwan Adi Ekaputra (FE UI), while the current chairman of steering committee is Professor Eduardus Tandelilin (FEB UGM). The board members of IFA consist of 31 prominent scholars and practitioners in finance. This organization is also supported by 14 international advisors.
The IFA is aimed at improving the quality and quantity of research by Indonesian scholars and practitioners in finance and banking. Moreover, the organization yearns to contribute by offering research-based policy recommendations to financial regulators in Indonesia. The IFA’s annual conference corresponds with its missions of: (1) enhancing Indonesian financial scholars’ contributions to the international academic landscape, and (2) participating in advancing the financial literacy and policies in Indonesia.
The IFA’s Objectives
Among other goals and objectives, the IFA elects to emphasize the following purposes:
• Fostering networks among members.
• Promoting its members’ experiences and personal development.
• Improving knowledge in the financial fields.
• Publishing in top-tier journals based on robust and rigorous methodology.