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Zurich, Switzerland, 2008/06/18 - Felix Kubler, who has taken up a newly created Senior Chair position at the Swiss Finance Institute, has given a plenary presentation on computational finance at the Institute's annual research meeting held at Gerzensee Study Centre, Switzerland.
The annual meeting assembles finance researchers for an intensive program of research discussions. In his plenary presentation, Felix Kubler reviewed the research agenda he will pursue with researchers at the University of Zurich. A graduate of prestigious Yale University in the United States, Kubler uses computational methods to understand a range of finance fields for which traditional analytical methods are not available, including complex questions in risk sharing and portfolio choice.
Gerzensee 2008 is organized by the center for financial valuation and risk management (FinRisk); the research partner of the Swiss Finance Institute. During the 2 day meeting, June 2-3, researchers presented results on such themes as personal and institutional investments, reducing risks associated with securitized debt and strategies for companies considering an initial public offering.
The Swiss Finance Institute has an ambitious mandate to shape Swiss research and education in the areas relevant to banks and financial institutions. "With more than 50 full time researchers in attendance, the Gerzensee meeting provides an opportunity to translate our strategies into concrete action plans," explained Jean-Pierre Danthine, Managing Director of the Swiss Finance Institute. "We would like to extend a warm welcome to Felix and his much anticipated research contributions in Zurich," said Danthine.
About the Swiss Finance Institute
The Swiss Finance Institute is a private foundation created in 2006 by Switzerland's banking and finance community in cooperation with leading Swiss universities. It supports and advances research, doctoral training and executive education in banking and finance. The Institute is supported by Swiss banks, the Swiss Stock Exchange, Swiss universities and the Swiss Federal Government.
The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) launched the National Centre of Competence in Research "Financial Valuation and Risk Management (FinRisk)" at the end of 2001. FinRisk is an academic forum that fosters cutting-edge finance research, education of highly qualified finance specialists at the doctoral level and knowledge transfer between finance academics and practitioners. It is managed from the University of Zurich and includes various academic institutions from Geneva, Lausanne, Lugano, St. Gallen and Zurich. FinRisk's long-term goal is to develop a Swiss Excellence Centre in Finance.