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Through research, continuing education, and knowledge transfer of the highest caliber, Swiss Finance Institute strengthens the Swiss financial marketplace.

Swiss Finance Institute (SFI) strives for excellence in research and doctoral training, knowledge transfer, and continuing education in the fields of banking and finance, as befits Switzerland’s international reputation as a leading financial center. Created in 2006 as a public–private partnership, SFI is a common initiative of the Swiss finance industry, leading Swiss universities, and the Swiss Confederation.



Swiss Finance Institute (SFI) strives for excellence in research and doctoral training, knowledge transfer, and continuing education in the fields of banking and finance, as befits Switzerland’s international reputation as a leading financial center.


Created in 2006 as a public–private partnership, SFI is a common initiative of the Swiss finance industry, leading Swiss universities, and the Swiss Confederation. The institute is organized across three centers: the SFI Léman Center at the universities of Geneva and Lausanne, and the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL); the SFI Lugano Center at the University of Lugano; and the SFI Zurich Center at the University of Zurich and ETHZ.


SFI’s global academic network and its proximity to the industry place it in a unique position from which to combine thought leadership and industry experience:


  • SFI attracts leading minds in finance research to Swiss universities, uniting outstanding professors and doctoral students to form Switzerland’s largest finance research group, making top research easily accessible to the industry.

  • Through its continuing education programs, SFI nurtures a highly qualified talent pool in banking and finance. From programs for industry ‘high-potentials’ and senior executives to doctoral training, SFI raises the level of financial competencies in Switzerland.

  • In an ongoing dialogue between experienced practitioners and researchers, SFI fosters interaction and stimulates thought leadership, which directly impact the future of finance.

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Contact information and directions for our locations in Zurich and Geneva.
The Swiss Finance Institute is active in both research and continuing education. Excellence at both levels will increase Switzerland’s attractiveness sustain the ambition of becoming a world leader in banking and finance education.
Meet the Swiss Finance Institute management team.
Meet the members of the Scientific Counsel, Project Evaluation Committee and the Continuing Education & Knowledge Advisory Board.
Our foundation board includes leaders from banking and academia.
Meet the Swiss Finance Institute team.
The Swiss Finance Institute Alumni Association (SFIAA) maintains and enhances a highly engaged community of alumni in Switzerland and abroad.
Read the latest contributions and news posts from the SFI team and faculty.