Welcome to the Geneva Finance Research Institute (GFRI).

GFRI research is multidisciplinary and encourages synergies between the Geneva School of Economics and
Management (GSEM
), the Faculties of Law, Psychology and Science of Education.  GFRI collaborates in particular with the Center for Banking and Financial Law and the National Center for Research in Affective Sciences, both located at the University of Geneva.


GFRI also engages in knowledge transfer activities such as conferences, seminars and public debates on finance topics related to Portfolio Management and Corporate Governance.

GFRI is delighted to announce its Finance Seminar Series supported by Geneva Financial Center:

Feb 4, 2016

Prof. Jaewon Choi, University of Illinois-Champaign, 12.15-13.45, room PS02

Feb 11, 2016

Prof. Mathieu Rosenbaum, Ecole Polytechnique, 12.15-13.45, room PS02

Feb 18, 2016

Dr. Simon Scheidegger, University of Zurich, 12.15-13.45, room PS02

Feb 25, 2016

Prof. Michael Moore,Warwick University, 12.15-13.45, room PS06

Mar 3, 2016

Prof. Julian Franks,LBS, 12.15-13.45, room PS06

Mar 7, 2016

Prof. Yongheng Deng, National University of Singapore, 12.15-13.45, room PS06

Mar 17, 2016

Prof. Kathy Yuan, LSE, 12.15-13.45, room PS06

Apr 7, 2016

Prof. Evren Ors, HEC Paris, 12.15-13.45, room PS06

Apr 14, 2016

Prof. Chay Ornthanalai, University of Toronto, 12.15-13.45, room PS06

Apr 21, 2016

Prof. Zacharias Sautner, Frankfurt School of Finance, 12.15-13.45, room PS06


Latest News

Date added: Feb 3, 2016 SAVE THE DATE: 22 March 2016

3rd Geneva Summit on Sustainable Finance.

Register today here.

Date added: Jan 26, 2016 Prof. Michel Girardin
Date added: Jan 21, 2016 Prof. Rajna Gibson Brandon

 Prof. Gibson Brandon has been nominated Editorial Board Member of the Financial Analysts Journal with effect from the 1st of January 2016.



Date added: Jan 21, 2016 Online course: Make Smart Investment Decisions Build and manage a wealth-generating investment portfolio.
Date added: Nov 17, 2015 CAIA - UNIGE Academic Partnership Signing Ceremony

All pictures taken during the CAIA-UNIGE Academic Partnership

Signing Ceremony held at the University of Geneva on

the 9th of November 2015 are available here

Date added: Nov 6, 2015 Prof. Philipp Krueger awarded with the prestigious Moskowitz Prize
Date added: Oct 30, 2015 Mrs Elisabeth Pröhl awarded with funding to advance her dissertation research
The Macro Financial Modeling initiative supports collaborative research to develop enhanced macroeconomic models that better capture the linkages between the financial sector and the economy as a whole.
With generous support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the CME Group Foundation, the MFM initiative is able to support doctoral students in economics or other fields pursuing innovative work on macroeconomic models with financial sector linkages or related topics in this area. This year, fourteen graduate students were awarded with funding to advance their dissertation research and, in turn, further the initiative's goal to work toward more robust models of the macroeconomy. Mrs Elisabeth Pröhl is one these students awarded.


Date added: Oct 29, 2015 3 of our Master Students were granted with a
student scholarship for CAIA Level I exam • Nour'Islam BOUCHERIT • Nadiia GOVIADSYNSKA • Valentin JOUVENOT
Date added: Oct 22, 2015 Bilan TV: Comprendre les enjeux de la monnaie virtuelle

Emission de télévison avec Prof. Michel Girardin et Monsieur Adrien Treccani

Date added: Oct 19, 2015 CAIA Academic Partnership Signing Ceremony

Date added: Sep 22, 2015 Prof. Michel Girardin on Swiss Television, RTS
Date added: Sep 7, 2015 Prof. Rajna Gibson Brandon's and Chris Hemmens' research mentionned
Date added: Sep 7, 2015 Prof. Rajna Gibson Brandon's and Chris Hemmens' research mentionned
Date added: Jul 28, 2015 Our Master in Wealth Management GEMWeM

received the CAIA accreditation.



Following the successes of the two previous editions, the University of Geneva together with the Latsis Foundation, Sustainable Finance Geneva, and UNEP FI are pleased to announce the 3rd Geneva Summit on Sustainable Finance. The conference will be held as the Latsis Symposium 2016 and will take place on March 22nd, 2016.

The theme for this year’s event is “The Role of Finance in Promoting Sustainable Development.” We invite submissions of complete research papers

Please visit the conference page for further details

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