DGAP-News: NASDAQ OMX Educational Foundation Awards Grant to Midwest Finance Association

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NASDAQ OMX Educational Foundation Awards Grant to Midwest Finance
Association

05.03.2014 / 14:30

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Supports 63rd Annual Conference for Academics and Finance Industry Professionals

ORLANDO, Fla., 2014-03-05 14:30 CET (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
The Midwest Finance Association (MFA) announced today that they secured their
first grant from the NASDAQ OMX Educational Foundation to support the MFA 63rd
Annual Conference. MFA is a professional association of academics and finance
industry professionals who are dedicated to developing and disseminating
information concerning recent advances in financial theory and practice. The
grant will be used to sponsor a portion of MFA's 63rd Annual Conference, which
takes place on Friday, March 7th at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Hotel in
Orlando, Florida. 

A photo accompanying this release is available at
http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=23919 

'We are very grateful for the generosity and our partnership with the NASDAQ
OMX Educational Foundation,' said Iraj Fooladi, President of the Midwest
Finance Association. 'This type of support allows us to continue to deliver a
high quality conference where academics and practitioners can meet to discuss
cutting edge research.' 

'We are proud to support the MFA Annual Conference and welcome the organization
to our family of partnerships with leading institutions in financial services,'
said Joan Conley, Senior Vice President and Corporate Secretary at The NASDAQ
OMX Group. 'We believe it is important to bring our fellow academicians and
practitioners together to share important information, research and interests
to guide discussions on financial theory, markets, national and international
economies.' 

Since its establishment in 1951, MFA has hosted an annual conference that
focuses on academic research on the latest topics in finance. This year, the
conference is expected to draw about 500 finance professionals and will cover a
wide range of topics including asset pricing, financial institutions and
corporate finance. This year's keynote speakers include Professor Jay Ritter of
the University of Florida; David Longworth: former Deputy Governor of the Bank
of Canada; Professor Jeffrey Wurgler of New York University; and Professor
Andrew Karolyi of Cornell University. 

About the Midwest Finance Association:

The Midwest Finance Association is a professional association of academics and
finance industry professionals dedicated to developing and disseminating
information concerning recent advances in financial theory and practice to
members and other interested individuals. Founded in 1951, the MFA has been
unique in its dedication to fostering the exchange of intellectual ideas
between academic and business circles. It is an organization that is more than
500 members strong with membership from more than forty countries around the
world. 

For more information about the Midwest Finance Association, contact Beverly
Frickel, Executive Director, at +1 (308) 865-8571 or visit
http://www.midwestfinance.org. 

About The NASDAQ OMX Educational Foundation:

The mission of The NASDAQ OMX Educational Foundation is to promote learning
about capital formation, financial markets and entrepreneurship through
innovative educational programs. It was established in New York City in 1994
and is supported entirely by contributions from The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. 

About NASDAQ OMX:

NASDAQ OMX (Nasdaq:NDAQ) is a leading provider of trading, exchange technology,
information and public company services across six continents. Through its
diverse portfolio of solutions, NASDAQ OMX enables customers to plan, optimize
and execute their business vision with confidence, using proven technologies
that provide transparency and insight for navigating today's global capital
markets. As the creator of the world's first electronic stock market, its
technology powers more than 70 marketplaces in 50 countries, and 1 in 10 of the
world's securities transactions. NASDAQ OMX is home to more than 3,300 listed
companies with a market value of over $8 trillion. To learn more, visit
www.nasdaqomx.com. 

NDAQG

The photo is also available via AP PhotoExpress.


         CONTACT: Midwest Finance Association Media Contact:
         Nicole M. Boyson
         +1 (617) 373-4775
         n.boyson@neu.edu
         
         NASDAQ OMX Media Contact:
         Alexa Sugrue
         +1 (212) 231-5552
         Alexa.Sugrue@NASDAQOMX.com
News Source: NASDAQ OMX


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Language:    English                      
Company:     Midwest Finance Association  
 
 
             United States                
ISIN:        US9903028465                 
 
 
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