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Scientific Council

The scientific council is an independent committee of internationally-renowned professors of banking and finance from around the world. It advises the Foundation Board on all matters where scientific criteria should predominate and as such plays a crucial role in the pursuit of the objectives of our Institute. Indeed, in full respect of academic freedom and scientific integrity, the Swiss Finance Institute Foundation Board refuses to take decisions involving research or researchers unless armed with the appropriate recommendation from the Scientific Council.

Members of the Scientific Council

Tim Bollerslev
Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
Patrick Bolton
Columbia Business School, Columbia University
Markus Brunnermeier
Princeton University
Darrell Duffie
Graduate School of Business, Stanford University
Maureen O'Hara
Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University
René Stulz
Fisher College of Business, Ohio State University

The SFI Project Evaluation Committee

The SFI Project Evaluation Committee is an independent committee of professors selected for their expertise in financial economics from around the world. Projects are assessed on the basis of their scientific rigor and their potential impact on financial economics, in particular through publication success.

Members of the SFI Research Project Evaluation Committee

Suleyman Basak
Institute of Finance and Accounting, London Business School
Bruno Biais
CRM, University of Toulouse
Arnoud Boot
Faculty of Economics and Econometrics, University of Amsterdam
Wayne Ferson
Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California
Alexander Ljungqvist
Stern School of Business, New York University
Jean-Charles Rochet
University of Zurich and Swiss Finance Institute
Josef Zechner
Institute for Finance, Banking and Insurance, Vienna University of Economics and Business

SFI Continuing Education and Knowledge Advisory Board (EKAB)

With special regard given to the transfer of knowledge from the practical to the academic world, the Swiss Finance Institute has established a Continuing Education and Knowledge Advisory Board (EKAB). This Advisory Board is to ensure that the Continuing Education and Knowledge Transfer activities offered by the Swiss Finance Institute addresses the needs of the industry and is of highest quality. The EKAB reports to the Foundation Board, to whom it presents its recommendations.

Members of the SFI Continuing Education and Knowledge Advisory Board (EKAB)

Hans Baumgartner
Head Private & Wealth Management Clients Region Zürich Zentrum and Head Region Zürich, Credit Suisse (Schweiz) AG
Christian Donzé
Head of Professional Training, BCV
Judith Eberl
Head of HR Training, Development & Internal Communications, EFG
Philipp Halbherr
Christophe Lapaire
Chairman SFI Alumni Association and SIX Securities Services AG
Ernst Näf
Head Business Development, Raiffeisen Group
Lukas Stucky
Head Julius Baer Academy, Bank Julius Baer & Co. Ltd.
Markus Tanner
Senior Talent Partner, UBS Schweiz
Johannes Toetzke
Global Head Talent Development Private Banking & Wealth Management, Head Talent Development Region Switzerland, Credit Suisse AG
Thomas Ulrich
Regional Head Greater Zurich area, Managing Director, UBS AG