The EWFC is an annual conference that was started in 2006. It is a small, informal conference that brings together researchers from Europe, the USA and elsewhere and offers excellent opportunities for in-depth discussion of a small number of papers.
Since its debut in 2006 many outstanding papers in finance have been presented at the EWFC. A recent study ranks the EWFC as third best finance conference in the world, based on subsequent publication in top journals. (However, if you are considering submitting a paper to the EWFC, you should know that papers are not selected on criteria designed to maximize performance in a ranking such as status of the authors or prior success of the paper. Rather, based on careful reports from the programme committee, we select papers that are interesting and make a good scholarly contribution).