Research - 07.02.2022 - 00:00 

HSG joins the faculty of the Swiss Finance Institute (SFI)

Based in Geneva and Zurich, the faculty of the Swiss Finance Institute (SFI) is one of the world's leading think tanks in the field of financial research. With the support of Swiss banks, SFI plays a significant role in strengthening the scientific knowledge base of the Swiss financial center. SFI faculty is composed of renowned professors from the Universities of Geneva, Lausanne, Lugano and Zurich, as well as from ETH Zurich and EPFL, who conduct research on finance-related issues. The University of St.Gallen (HSG) now belongs to this illustrious circle.

7 February 2022. In the Swiss Finance Institute (SFI) faculty, the Swiss financial industry has a renowned think tank with global appeal. SFI faculty acts in the interest of the Swiss banking center by contributing to growing the expertise of Switzerland’s financial industry through up-to-date financial research. "Now, the University of St.Gallen, another renowned Swiss teaching and research institution, has joined the SFI Faculty. In so doing, HSG ideally complements and completes the existing circle of researchers thanks to its focus on impact-oriented cutting-edge research," SFI writes in a media release.

"Further expanding our international position"

"Financial research is one of the top priorities at HSG, which is why we are very much looking forward to our collaboration with SFI, says Prof. Dr. Thomas Zellweger, Vice-Rector Research & Faculty at the University of St.Gallen. This collaboration will help us to further expand our internationally significant position in this field." Prof. François Degeorge, Managing Director of the Swiss Finance Institute, adds: "Our goal is to bring together within our finance faculty the best academic minds teaching and conducting research at Swiss universities. With the University of St.Gallen joining our ranks, we gain additional expertise and skills, which allows us to further strengthen the academic foundations of the Swiss financial center."

The Swiss Finance Institute and the University of St.Gallen plan to operationally launch their collaboration during the spring of 2022, with the first HSG professors joining SFI as "Faculty Members" during the same period.

Finance – an HSG core area

Research and teaching in finance at the University of St.Gallen is concentrated, among others, at the Swiss Institute of Banking and Finance (s/bf-HSG), the Institute of Insurance Economics (I.VW-HSG), the Institute of Operations Research and Computational Finance (ior/cf-HSG) and the HSG Center for Financial Services Innovation, which is currently being established, but also in the School of Economics and Political Science (SEPS-HSG). The HSG Master's Program in Banking and Finance (MBF-HSG) is consistently ranked among the top ten Master's Programs in Finance worldwide in the Financial-Times-Ranking.

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