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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


30.05.2016
Seminario SFI con il Prof. Fabrizio Zilibotti
Tema: La crescita economica cinese: passato, presente e futuro

01.06.2016
SFI Breakfast Seminar with Prof. Riccardo Rebonato
Topic: Coherent Stress Testing – Should We Worry? What Should We Do?

01.06.2016
SFI Seminar (Afternoon) with UZH - Prof. Riccardo Rebonato
Topic: Coherent Stress Testing – What Bayesian Nets Can Offer

01.06.2016
SFI Signing Ceremony – Master in Wealth Management
Topic: "Swiss Financial Center: Challenges and Opportunities"

15.06.2016
Lunch and Learn @ SFI
Informationevent in Zurich



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Press releases

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

03.03.2016
Finanzexperten treffen sich im Kanton Schwyz
Der Swiss Asset Management Day findet am 7. April zum fünften Mal im Kanton Schwyz statt. Thema: Die neuen Herausforderungen in der Vermögensverwaltung.

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.
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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

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)

finews: «Wo sind die Innovationen im Schweizer Asset Management?»
Article referring to the upcoming Roundtable Discussion on innovation in Asset Management (13.05.2016)

Paolo Vanini: «Diese Asset Manager werden erfolgreich sein»
Interview with Paolo Vanini on Change in Asset Management (09.03.2016)

EPFL: How Do ETFs Influence Financial Markets?
Articel referring to SFI Prof. Semyon Malamud's practitioner roundup. (04.03.2016)


L'Agefi: Comment la Chine pourrait éviter une crise financière
Article referring to the Evening Seminar with Prof. Darrell Duffie on China's Financial System

Schweizer Bank: Positive Asset Manager
Article referring to the most recent Asset Management Study Switzerland by zeb and SFI (19.02.2016)


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