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The Center for International Financial Services and Markets was established to fulfill the following objectives:

  • Promote the study of international financial services and markets with an emphasis on studies of practical relevance.
  • Promote the interaction between professionals and the academic community.
  • Facilitate the interdisciplinary study of financial services and markets by exploring their interaction with other fields such as accounting, marketing, management, information technology and law.
  • Enrich the educational experience of graduate and undergraduate students in the Frank G. Zarb School of Business

Areas of Study

  • The globalization process for financial institutions and markets and its economic and managerial consequences.
  • The development and use of various financial services and products in global and national markets.
  • The development and functioning of emerging financial markets.
  • The impact of management, marketing and accounting on financial services and markets internationally.
  • The impact of law and regulation, and information technology on the development and conduct of financial services and markets internationally.
  • The ethical, cultural, and social issues relevant to global finance.


To fulfill its mission, The Center for International Financial Services and Markets will engage in the following activities:

  • Support through grants the research and scholarly activities of faculty in the Center's areas of interest.
  • Encourage and recognize through awards student study of issues in global finance.
  • Organize and host conferences, seminars and workshops.
  • Publish and circulate conference proceedings, seminar papers, and other studies.
  • Publish a newsletter including short articles, viewpoints and Center-related activities.
  • Establish mutually beneficial relations with other domestic and international instutions with similar objectives.
  • Serve as a resource for research and analysis to business and other related organizations in the New York area.

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