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SFI’s ambition is to guarantee the best environment for its researchers and to develop synergies between researchers and practitioners with the goal of ensuring the best orientation of the sponsored research. SFI’s research output is made available to SFI’s supporting community and interested parties through various publications.

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Academic Publications

SFI strives for a top-ranking position among the research institutes in finance of Europe. The SFI Faculty’s research is recognized internationally due to the significant number of publications in top academic journals, i.e., those journals that historically have been first in promoting the ideas that have changed financial practices. SFI researchers have their research published or accepted for future publication in prestigious journals such as the Journal of Finance, the Review of Financial Studies, the Journal of Financial Economics, the American Economic Review, Econometrica and other high level journals.

Academic excellence is guaranteed by the SFI scientific council, an independent committee composed of internationally-renowned professors of banking and finance from around the world. The committee advises the SFI Foundation Board on all matters where scientific criteria predominate and plays a crucial role in guaranteeing the respect of academic freedom and scientific integrity.

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Working Papers

SFI has a working paper series called the SFI Research Paper Series to disseminate original theoretical or empirical research with relevance to banking and finance. The series includes research contributions carried out at SFI by faculty, PhD students and affiliated researchers.Paper submissions should be sent to and must include the paper, a short abstract, keywords, JEL classification, and the author's affiliation. Please contact in case of any questions on the series.

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Swiss Finance Insight

Swiss Finance Insight offers a quick update on:

  • finance leaders' experience with current research results
  • recent SFI research findings
  • upcoming SFI events
  • SFI news, in particular on knowledge transfer and education

November 2015 - Industrial Production and Lead-Time [PDF]

July 2015 - Should Switzerland Adopt the Euro [PDF]

June 2015 - Banks, Interest Rates, Investments, and Collateral [PDF]


November 2014 - Corporate Governance and the Future of Proxy Advising [PDF]

September 2014 -  New Developments in the Swiss Real Estate Market [PDF]

July 2014 - Liquidity Risk in Strategic Asset Allocation [PDF]

May 2014 - Beta Strategies for Quantitative Funds [PDF]

March 2014 - The impact of Basel 3 on Swiss banks [PDF]

January 2014 - Behavioural finance for wealth management [PDF]


December 2013 - New Currency Investment Strategies [PDF]