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General information on the PhD Program in Finance

The Swiss Finance Institute PhD in Finance is targeted towards the pursuit of academic excellence. It aims at providing an intellectual environment and a curriculum comparable with the top PhD programs in Europe and North America. The PhD program operates at the three Swiss Finance Institute campuses in Geneva/Lausanne (Léman), Lugano and Zurich.

The curriculum comprises two phases: one preparatory year of intensive coursework followed by three years of advanced studies and research. The Program covers a wide range of subjects including Economics, Financial Economics, Corporate Finance, Mathematical Finance, and Econometrics. There is a clear focus on the mathematical foundations of Finance and all courses are taught by internationally renowned academics from Switzerland, Europe, and North America. The Program offers the ideal framework for successful and inspiring PhD studies in Finance.

Applicants should have a strong interest in research activities and the desire to pursue an academic career or to continue their career doing research in Finance within the public or private sector. Ideally an applicant's academic record will prove a solid background in Economics as well as in Financial Mathematics although additional prerequisite courses at the beginning of the PhD program might compensate for weaknesses in any of these areas. We strongly support women in finance and encourage applications from women!

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Events

07.09.2016
Lunch & Learn @ SFI, Zürich
Informationsveranstaltung zu Weiterbildungsangebot

07.09.2016
SFI Abend Seminar mit Dr. Jörg Osterrieder, Zurich
Thema: Algorithmischer Handel - ein Überblick aus der Sicht der Praxis


15.09.2016
SFI Breakfast Seminar with Dr. Jörg Osterrieder, Zurich
Thema: Algorithmic Trading - The Rise of the Machines


04.10.2016
11th Annual Meeting, Zurich
Topic: Sustainable Finance Moving Center Stage


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Press releases

17.05.2016
From the industry for the industry: Certification for Bank Client Advisors

19.01.2016
Asset Management Study Switzerland by zeb und SFI. Asset Management in Switzerland faces huge challenges.

12.11.2015
Swiss Finance Institute has attributed its Outstanding Paper Award to “The Impact of Treasury Supply on Financial Sector Lending and Stability”, a research paper by Arvind Krishnamurthy of Stanford University and Annette Vissing-Jorgensen of the University of California Berkeley that studies how government debt crowds out financial sector short-term debt.
Press Release


19.06.2015
Swiss Finance Institute publishes the first comprehensive Swiss study on structured products. The most recent SFI White Paper sheds light on the performance, costs, and investments of structured products.
English version, German version, French version, Italian version

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SFI in the news


EPFL: «Why Does Fast Loan Growth Predict Poor Performance for Banks?»
Article referring to how fast loan growth affects the banking sector (27.06.2016)


Schweizer Bank: «Kooperation bei der Kundenberater-Zertifizierung»
Article referring to the cooperation between Swiss Finance Institute, University of Zürich and CYP Association on Certification of Bank Client Advisors (01.07.2016)


L'Agefi: «Le nombre idéal d'ETF sur un marché»
Article referring to research insights by Prof. Semyon Malamud (02.06.2016)

Corriere del Ticino: «Pechino Le sfide della transizione cinese»
Article referring to an SFI seminar with Prof. Fabrizio Zilibotti (31.05.2016)

NZZ: «Strukturierte Produkte ein etablierter Portfolio-Baustein»

Article referring to structured products (19.05.2016)

20minuti: «All'USI per parlare di crescita economica cinese»
Article referring to SFI seminar with Prof. Fabrizio Zilibotti on China's economic growth (19.05.2016)

awp: «Drei Schweizer Bildungsinstitute lancieren Zertifizierung von Bankkundenberater»
Article referring to SFI's new launched Certification of Bank Client Advisors (17.05.2016)


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