Swiss Finance Institute


The Swiss Finance Institute @ EPFL has been created to foster research in finance and to develop a strong offering of programs in finance and financial engineering at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. The focus is on the areas within finance that have a natural interaction with mathematics, statistics, engineering, and science, namely, mathematical finance, financial econometrics, and entrepreneurial finance.

The Swiss Finance Institute @ EPFL participates in two teaching programs, The Master in Financial Engineering at EPFL, which is a highly selective 2-year master program, and The Doctoral Program in Finance, which is organized jointly with the Swiss Finance Institute and the Universities of Geneva and Lausanne.

The Swiss Finance Institute @ EPFL benefits from the institutional support of the Swiss Finance Institute, a private foundation created in 2006 by Switzerland’s banking and finance community in cooperation with leading Swiss universities, and from Swissquote, who endowed the Swissquote Chair in Quantitative Finance.

Fields of Specialization

  • Financial Economics
  • Financial Engineering
  • Entrepreneurial Finance
  • Corporate Governance
  • Mathematical Finance

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© 2022 EPFL

5th edition of the Private Markets Research Conference in Lausanne

— The 5th edition of the Private Markets Research Conference will be held in Lausanne on October 6 and 7, 2022.

© 2022 EPFL

1245 students graduate with EPFL Master's degrees

— This year at ‘La Magistrale’, EPFL’s annual graduation ceremony, 1245 students received their Master’s degrees. EPFL congratulates its new graduates and offers future perspectives – and hope – for a world in crisis.

© 2022 EPFL

Michaël Aklin's nomination as an Associate Professor at CDM

— The College of Management of Technology will welcome Michaël Aklin in May 2023 as an Associate Professor of Economics and Management of Innovation. By bringing his expertise in the economy and policy of energy transition and climate change, he will expand the College's field of research in sustainable development.

© 2022 EPFL

New publication in the Review of Financial Studies for Prof. Malamud

— Professors Semyon Malamud from [email protected], Sergei Glebkin from INSEAD and Alberto Teguia from UBC Sauder have a new forthcoming paper in the prestigious Review of Financial Studies entitled "Illiquidity and Higher Cumulants".

© 2022 EPFL

Rüdiger Fahlenbrach appointed director of the College of Management

— Professor Dominique Foray has retired from his position as director of EPFL’s College of Management of Technology. He is being succeeded by Professor Rüdiger Fahlenbrach, who joined EPFL in 2009. Prof. Fahlenbrach’s priorities will include expanding the college and reshaping its relationship with the wider School.

© 2022 EPFL

Two Best Paper Awards at the Hong Kong Fintech Conference

— Professors Damir Filipovic and Semyon Malamud were both each awarded a Best Paper Award at the 2022 Hong Kong Conference for Fintech, AI, and Big Data in Business for their research on maching learning.

© 2022 EPFL

Alice Eliet-Doillet finalist for the ECB young economist award

— PhD student at the Swiss Finance Institut, Alice Eliet-Doillet was selected as a finalist for the ECB young economist award.

© Jamani Caillet

The 2021 annual report of the College of Management is now available

— The College of Management of Technology has published its annual report for 2021. It includes the highlights of the year, news about the faculty members, research and education overviews as well as financial and organizational facts.

© 2022 AFFI

Erwan Morellec winner of the Best AFFI 2022 Conference Paper

— Professor Erwan Morellec receives the Best Conference Paper Award at the 38th International Meetings of the French Finance Association for the paper “Financing Cycles”

© 2022 EPFL

Presenting new faculty member Andreas Fuster

— Prof. Andreas Fuster was appointed Associate Professor and joined EPFL in summer 2021 at the Swiss Finance Institute @EPFL. As the newest faculty member, he has accepted to answer a few questions.

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Head of the Institute

Prof. Damir Filipovic


Sophie Cadena
Tel: +41 21 693 24 66
E-mail: [email protected]

Mailing address

Swiss Finance Institute @ EPFL
Quartier UNIL – Chamberonne, Extranef 214
CH – 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland

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