This year, the Swiss Finance Institute (SFI) has been ranked 1st by the WP Carey Business School, highlighting the quality of research undertaken in finance by SFI and its partner universities, of which the University of Lausanne and its Faculty of HEC.
Every year, the finance ranking of the WP Carey Business School highlights the institutions with the highest number of publications in the top journals in finance. The just-released 2019 ranking, features the Swiss Finance Institute (SFI) rocketing to the first position within the category of university institutions, based on the research works published in the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, and Journal of Financial Studies.
This exceptional result displays the quality of research undertaken by the SFI. As a Swiss inter-university institution, the Swiss Finance Institute gathers the best finance professors, of which eleven professors are counted at the University of Lausanne, within the Faculty of Business and Economics (HEC Lausanne).
Norman Schürhoff, professor at HEC Lausanne and SFI Senior Chair, comments: "This result is an extraordinary achievement for our finance department, HEC, UNIL, and Switzerland. Yet, it is no surprise to me. This top ranking is the result of a wise strategic planning, excellent research conditions, and a unique pool of very talented researchers."
About the Swiss Finance Institute
As a national center for research, doctoral studies, executive education, and knowledge transfer in the fields of banking and finance, the Swiss Finance Institute aims to increase the knowledge capital for the Swiss financial marketplace. Founded in 2005, SFI is a national-level, joint initiative of the financial sector, the major universities and the federal public administration. Among its founders, Jean-Pierre Danthine, then-professor at HEC Lausanne, who took on the management of the institution until 2009 (when he joined the Swiss National Bank). The aim of the SFI is to strengthen not only research, but also the connections with the financial sector, and thus the transfer of know-how between academia and the industry.