Center of Excellence in Finance (CEF) at Sabanci University is established to serve as a bridge between academia, finance industry and real sector. We connect academicians, practitioners, and investment community and transform fundamental knowledge into applicable practices in real life.

CEF is established under Sabanci University which is an AACSB-accredited and internationally recognized institution that is recently placed among the top 13 universities in the world under 50 years old by Times Higher Education.

CEF serves as a medium for dialogue between academia, industry and policy-making institutions. Board members of the center include globally distinguished individuals from these three circles.

CEF aims to

Conduct an annual high profile conference for academicians, finance practitioners, industry leaders and regulators

Educate university students, young professionals, senior finance professionals and leaders from the real sector through certificate programs taught by star instructors whose educational competencies are internationally recognized

Disseminate ideas and frontier research through seminar series by globally recognized figures, and workshops by the leaders of the finance industry

Administer high quality research in the area of Finance with a specific focus on the fields of Asset Pricing, Asset Allocation, Investments, Corporate Finance, Corporate Governance and Valuation

Contribute to the financial literacy of individual investors and their access to capital and risk management tools