Swiss Finance Institute

SFI

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

Complete agenda of events

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Boris Kuznetsov wins first place in the Dynamic Pricing Competition

— First place in the 2020 Dynamic Pricing Competition for our Master student, Boris Kuznetsov.

Ruediger Fahlenbrach & Kornelia Fabisik © 2020 EPFL

Why Are Firms With More Managerial Ownership Worth Less?

— Professor Rüdiger Fahlenbrach’s and former EPFL PhD student Kornelia Fabisik’s work forthcoming in the Journal of Financial Economics.

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New SHS course: Foundations in financial economics

— Starting in September, EPFL Bachelor students can discover the new SHS-MGT courses in Management & Finance. One of the course offered will tackle foundations in financial economics. Learn more about it from the teachers, professors Fahlenbrach, Hugonnier and Collin-Dufresne.

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New SHS course: Game theory & strategic decisions

— Starting in September, EPFL Bachelor students can discover the new SHS-MGT courses in Management & Finance. One of the course offered will tackle Game theory & strategic decisions. Learn more about it from the teachers, Dr. Perazzi.

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New SHS course: Economic Thinking

— Starting in September, EPFL Bachelor students can discover the new SHS-MGT courses in Management & Finance. One of the course offered will tacke economic thinking. Learn more about it from the teachers, professors Lambertini, Gaulé and Conti.

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SFI Best Discussant Doctoral Award for Philippe van der Beck

— Philippe van der Beck, a PhD Student at the Swiss Finance Institute @EPFL won the Best Discussant Doctoral Award 2020 at the SFI Research Days, which is awarded annually to PhD students for an outstanding discussion of a paper at the SFI Research Days.

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New SHS-MGT courses in Management & Finance for future engineers

— Starting in September, the College of Management of Technology will be offering new SHS-MGT courses for EPFL Bachelor students.

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SFI Roundups: Private Markets—the New Financial Frontier?

— Prof. Ruediger Fahlenbrach contributed to the last SFI roundups on Private Markets – a new financial frontier?

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The 2019 annual report is now available

— Highlights of the year, news about the faculty members, research, education as well as financial and organizational facts: all these achievements are now to be found in the 2019 Annual Report.

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New publications in the Journal of Financial Economics

— Prof. Erwan Morellec published 2 new articles in the Journal of Financial Economics in June and July 2020.

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SWISS FINANCE INSTITUTE @ EPFL

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Head of the Institute: Prof. Damir Filipovic

Administration: Sophie Cadena

Contact information:

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