The Swiss Finance Institute is a research organization with a faculty
of more than 50 full time researchers engaged in high level research in the field of banking and finance
and related disciplines.
Together with its executive education arm, the
Swiss Finance Institute Research center aims at increasing Switzerland’s attractiveness for outstanding
researchers, teachers, students and participants in executive education programs. Over the medium term,
Swiss Finance Institute wants to achieve a leading position within Europe in major research areas relevant
for banking and finance. Research will be promoted
helping universities to recruit new researchers with established potential. This will be achieved by
endowing up to 30 senior and junior chairs, co-financing tenure track assistant professorships, awarding
prizes and publication awards and establishing a fund to meet specific research needs.
supporting research projects in collaboration with the NCCR-FinRisk program. New research projects in
addition to those currently financed by FinRisk will be funded by the Swiss Finance Institute.
developing a coordinated PhD program. and more generally,
insuring the best possible working environment to the affiliated researchers.
will significantly raise the profile of Swiss research and executive education around the world and
thus enable international knowledge transfer at the very highest level to the benefit of our country’s
financial sector as well as its education and training system," explained Olivier Steimer, President
of the Swiss Finance Institute’s Foundation Board.