Zarb School of Business

Center for International Financial Services & Markets

Founded in 1996, the Center for International Financial Services and Markets regularly conducts conferences, speaker series, and workshops, and conducts research.

Our activities are inclusive and interdisciplinary in nature, encouraging students, faculty, and alumni across departments and disciplines to participate. We cover topics such as blockchain applications in business, compliance, fintech, globalization, sustainable investing, and the U.S. government securities market. We engage professionals, enriching the educational experience of our undergraduate and graduate students.

Our Center Associates, faculty across business disciplines, lead studies in the field of international financial services and markets, and communicate knowledge and information in this field.

About the Center
Financial Database

Our Advisory Board

Our advisory Board is led by Chair, Brian Ruane, CEO of Government Securities Services Corp., Clearance & Collateral Management, Credit Services and Real Estate and Leasing at BNY Mellon. He is also a member of BNY Mellon’s Executive Committee.

Dr. Linda Allen
Professor of Finance to Aldinger Chair in Banking and Finance
Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College-CUNY

Howard Averill
Former CFO, Time Warner

Dr. Rita D’Ecclesia
Professor of Finance
Sapienza University, Rome, Italy

Richard Gross
ION Group

Dr. Anthony Saunders
John M. Schiff Professor of Finance
Stern School of Business, New York University

Salvatore Sodano
Chairman of the Board of Directors
Catholic Health Services

Michael Thompson
Managing Director
Goldman Sachs

Meet the Directors


Dr. Dominique Outlaw

Dr. Dominique Outlaw


Dr. Na (Nina) Wang

Dr. Na (Nina) Wang