The SFI faculty is made up of over 60 researchers who contribute to the international research community by publishing at the highest level and by training doctoral students who go on to be hired by top academic institutions around the globe. SFI professors, SFI students, and SFI graduates from across Switzerland work with the institute to form a strategic axis between universities and financial institutions while contributing to knowledge exchange on a global level.
One of the top three finance institutes in Europe, SFI is ranked among prestigious universities and institutions worldwide in the field of financial research, giving the institute a truly global reputation.
SFI researchers regularly publish their research findings in the most influential 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.
SFI funds researchers across Switzerland. Academic experts from the SFI network conduct studies that support decision makers with scientific and applied analysis relevant to the industry. SFI finances fundamental research projects in financial economics with funds granted by the Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research, and Innovation (SERI). The funding is open to all Swiss based academics. Projects are evaluated by an external committee composed of recognized experts, the SFI Project Evaluation Committee. SFI also supports applied research and commissions white papers on topics of significant interest to the industry.