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Institute for Financial Services Analytics

The Institute for Financial Services Analytics (IFSA) is at the intersection of industry and education, forming and informing the emerging field of financial services analytics.

Financial services analytics typically focuses on the collection and analysis of large datasets in the effort to offer improvements to business operations, customer service, and risk management.

Our interdisciplinary efforts draw on the expertise of faculty from diverse backgrounds including business administration, economics, finance, management information systems, computer science, electrical engineering, mathematics and statistics.

We offer research seminars on a regular basis and host annual conferences that connect researchers and industry leaders.

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Please contact us for more information about the institute or visit us in Purnell Hall 350.

Denise Heldorfer, 302-831-6526
Bintong Chen, 302-831-2756

The Institute for Financial Services Analytics, a joint program between the Lerner College of Business and Economics and the College of Engineering, is the result of a collaboration between the University of Delaware and JPMorgan Chase.

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Innovating industry

IFSA explores financial innovations like peer-to-peer lending, crowdfunding, Bitcoin

IFSA's 2016 annual conference on "Disruptive Innovations in Financial Services" invited thought leaders from around the country to UD to discuss impactful recent innovations in the field.

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The Lerner College is home to a state-of-the-art financial trading facility, the $1.5 million student-led Blue Hen Investment Club, a student-managed restaurant and hotel, a high-technology development center of a global bank and a start-up experience for students with new business ideas.

Undergraduate scholarships, made possible through the generosity of alumni and friends, enable us to support promising scholars. Here, Delaware Gov. Jack Markell and his mother, Leni Markell, join recipients of the William Markell Scholarship (center), which benefits students in Accounting and MIS.

The Institute for Financial Services Analytics is a collaboration between the Lerner College, UD's College of Engineering and JPMorgan Chase, and hosts events for academics and the business community designed to address consumer analytics and industry applications.

All Lerner College departments offer discovery learning experiences and emphasize data-based analytics to enrich the student experience. Here, students at Vita Nova, our award-winning restaurant run through HRIM, joined professional chefs and winemakers in hosting a 2014 Mid-Atlantic Wine and Food Festival event.

Lerner College faculty - like Meryl Gardner, whose research on foods and moods was recently published in the Journal of Consumer Psychology - are thought leaders who command attention from influential business audiences, economists and policy makers.

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