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

Upcoming events


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Realstone Sustainable Finance Scholarship

— During the fall semester, an outstanding Master student in financial engineering was awarded a "Sustainable Finance Scholarship" by Realstone.

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Learning about the economy: effort and satisfaction are key

— The College of Management of Technology offers courses in the humanities and social sciences that are becoming increasingly popular. Bachelor students from other faculties are eager to join. Reactions.

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Finance & Technology Conference on Decentralized Finance

— The Finance and Technology 2023 conference will be held on April 26 at the Starling Hotel @EPFL. The topic this year is decentralized finance. During the conference, different speakers will seek to shed light on what works and what doesn't work in DeFi and how to build trust in it.

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Prof. Semyon Malamud selected at the Utah Winter Finance Conference

— Two papers co-authored by Professor Semyon Malamud have been selected for presentation at the Utah Winter Finance Conference.

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Prestigious Brattle Group Prize for Prof. Andreas Fuster

— Professor Fuster's winning paper, entitled "Predictably Unequal? The Effects of Machine Learning on Credit Markets" was chosen by the Editors and Associate Editors of The Journal of Finance from a pool of eligible papers published in The Journal during the prior year.

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The Virtue of Complexity in Return Prediction

— Professors Semyon Malamud from [email protected], Bryan T. Kelly and Kangying Zhou both from Yale School of Management have a new forthcoming paper in the prestigious Journal of Finance.

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The possible impact of debt on innovation and growth

— Prof. Erwan Morellec together with Prof. Thomas Geelen (Copenhagen Business School) and Prof. Jakub Hajd (HEC Montreal) have published an article in the Review of Financial Studies entitled "Can Corporate Debt Foster Innovation and Growth?"

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Prof. Malamud's latest publication seen as potentially transformative

— Prof. Semyon Malamud's lastest paper: "The Virtue of Complexity in Return Prediction" written with Bryan T. Kelly (Yale SOM) and Kangying Zhou (Yale School of Management) is the lead topic of a review written by Jin Won Choi, COE of Enjine. He cites this research as one of the few papers that challenge conventional wisdom about financial machine learning.

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Swiss Life Award and BCV Award for Academic Excellence 2022

— Riccardo Fradiani, Marti Fernandez-Real and Martin Bohdal, all graduating Master students from the Financial Engineering program received an Award for Academic Excellence

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Congratulations to our new MFE and MTE graduates!

— During the traditional Graduation Ceremony which took place at EPFL on October 1st, 2022, 24 students of the Master in Financial Engineering (MFE) and 35 students of the Master in Management, Technology & Entrepreneurship (MTE) were awarded their diplomas in the company of professors, industry partners, families and friends. Teachers and teaching assistants of the two sections also received several awards on the occasion.­

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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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