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About the Center for Investors and Financial Markets

Originally founded as the Center for Financial Innovation in 1999, the Center remains focused on its core mission of advancing research and teaching that emphasize creativity in the practice of corporate finance and investing.

Today, the Center for Investors and Financial Markets strives to promote understanding about the investor community and the performance and structure of financial markets through collaborative relationships among faculty, students, finance professionals, and policymakers.  

The result is a dynamic and rigorous research center that is generating new knowledge and understanding across disciplines to benefit scholarship and education at the McIntire School.

What We Do

The Center for Investors and Financial Markets is committed to:

  • Facilitating the output of high-quality, relevant research in areas related to the study of investors and financial markets
  • Developing forward-thinking curriculum and programs that educate students and the McIntire community on issues pertaining to investors and financial markets
  • Building a robust network of finance professionals and policymakers—including McIntire alumni and employers—to leverage across scholarship and education efforts