Institutional Members

Center for Analytical Finance (CAF)
The Centre for Analytical Finance (CAF) was established in the year 2004, with a mandate to produce high quality research, create research database, organise conferences and workshops, and train next generation of researchers in the area of finance. Through its Conferences, Workshops and Researcher’s Training program, the Centre has created a forum for academicians, regulators and industry professionals, to discuss the latest issues and research. Centre’s association with the distinguished scholars of global repute and top industry practitioners makes it one of the premier research centres in South-east Asia.

CentER at Tilburg University
CentER is a world-class research institute that draws on the academic expertise of some of the most outstanding minds in the field of economics and business. With its international orientation, CentER offers an environment that fosters rigorous academic research across the entire spectrum of economics and business research, while its Research Master and PhD programmes in economics and business research prepare the next generation of economists and business researchers to meet the challenges of the economy of the future.

CREATES at Aarhus University
The Center for Research in Econometric Analysis of Time Series is funded by the Danish National Research Foundation. The center is hosted by the Department of Economics and Business Economics at Aarhus University.

CREST, the Centre de Recherche en Economie et en Statistiques, has full-time and associate researchers working in one of the following eight fields: statistics, micro-econometrics, industrial economics, finance and insurance, macroeconomics, quantitative sociology, statistics and survey methodology, statistics and modelling. In line with its basic policy of facilitating exchanges between junior and senior researchers from different backgrounds, researchers at the CREST participate in international work groups, associations, and academic fellowships. CREST regularly organises international conferences with institutions either in France or abroad. It publishes the review "Annales d'Economie et Statistique."

NCER at Queensland University of Technology
The NCER was established in July 2006 and is a research organisation dedicated to enhancing econometric research and to disseminating the outcomes to policymakers, business professionals, and the academic community. This research embraces all forms of econometrics, including the development of new methodologies, estimating quantitative models of economic and financial behaviour, assessing the effects of public policy and projecting the effects of alternative policy proposals.

NUS Risk Management Institute (RMI)
The NUS Risk Management Institute (RMI) was established in 2006 as a research institute at NUS dedicated to the area of financial risk management. The establishment of RMI was supported by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) under its program on Risk Management and Financial Innovation. The Risk Management Institute (RMI) aims to be a world-class center in risk management through research, education and training. The Risk Management Institute (RMI) strives to become a locally, regionally and globally recognized knowledge center in financial risk management where scholars, regulators and industry professionals gather to advance cutting edge knowledge that has immediate relevance to the financial system.

PBCSF at Tsinghua University
The PBC School of Finance (PBCSF), Tsinghua University’s 17th school, was founded on March 29, 2012 as a joint venture between the University and the People's Bank of China (PBC). With the mission of promoting excellence in the finance industry and financial regulation through top-notch education and cutting-edge research, Tsinghua PBCSF, following advanced education modes of international financial programs and business schools, is committed to building a world-class platform for financial education and finance and policy research.

Sim Kee Boon Institute for Financial Economics at Singapore Management University
The Institute aims to be a leading academy for research in Financial Economics, with particular emphasis and attention on Financial Econometrics – a discipline of growing importance and relevance to the financial services sector. To achieve its mission, the Institute will be vested with four key functions: generating cutting edge research, organising training activities, driving education and developing human resources in Financial Economics. The Sim Kee Boon Institute will carry out its work in close collaboration with leading thinkers and academics in economics from around the world as well as international organisations and industry experts. The Institute is the latest addition to SMU’s existing stable of 14 Institutes and Centres of Excellence.

Stevanovich Center at the University of Chicago
The Stevanovich Center advances the understanding of the increasingly complex world of financial markets by integrating mathematics, statistics, and economics. The Center brings together leading academic researchers and financial professionals whose insights from daily experience in the markets can help translate theory into improved practice. This interaction will lead to more sophisticated tools to address challenges that range from analyzing, visualizing, and interpreting massive data sets, to building more accurate, tractable, and robust models to measure, price, and hedge risk.

Volatility Institute at the NYU Stern School of Business
The Volatility Institute was created at New York University Stern School of Business in 2009 under the direction of Nobel Laureate and volatility expert Professor Robert Engle. The Volatility Institute’s mission is to develop and disseminate research on risks in financial markets and closely related topics in financial econometrics. The Institute can help shape the world of finance by providing state of the art, up-to-the-minute financial information to academics, practitioners, regulators and policy makers globally. Students and faculty worldwide will find educational resources for teaching and learning.

Wang Yanan Institute for Studies in Economics (WISE)at Xiamen University
The Wang Yanan Institute for Studies in Economics (WISE) at Xiamen University is a research-oriented institute, founded in 2005 as an initiative to modernize research and education in economics and finance as well as statistics in China. Currently, WISE has about 50 faculty members and most of them obtained their Ph.D. degrees from overseas. WISE has a key lab for econometrics granted by Chinese Ministry of Education and a key lab for statistical sciences granted by Fujian provincial government. WISE focuses on frontier research, high-quality teaching (in English), and enjoys intensive international academic exchanges and cooperation. The goals of WISE include (but not limited to) publish research in top international and domestic academic journals, to enhance the curriculum design in all areas of economics and finance as well as statistics, to train young economists and statisticians of academic leadership quality for China, to play an active role in policy making for central and local governments, and to become a center for international academic exchange in economics and finance as well as statistics, particularly in China and the Asian-Pacific region.