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Director's Message

The Sim Kee Boon Institute for Financial Economics (SKBI) was incepted in 2008.   It is the premier Asian Institute and think-tank in SMU that spearheads and excels in cutting-edge research in finance and financial markets.

Its mission is to be a Centre for Excellence for applied financial research which is driven by industry and societal needs in Singapore and the region.  To uphold this mission, SKBI focuses on five fundamental pillars of research: Financial Innovation, Financial Inclusion, Capital Markets, Asset Management and Corporate Finance. Each pillar is championed by a prominent Professor of international standing and supported by our faculty and post-doctoral researchers.

In collaboration and partnership with industry experts, relevant government bodies and other world-renowned research agencies, the Institute conducts fundamental and applied research which aims at solving real-world issues. Besides research, SKBI also actively engages in training and consultancy, executive education and research dissemination through organising courses, seminars and conferences. Our purpose-oriented activities are designed to serve as enablers in bridging the gap between theory and practice and to act as accelerators in helping to shape financial policies and regulations, which are especially important given the uncertainty in the global markets.

In short, since its inception, SBKI has been providing a unique setting and platform for SMU faculty, Visiting Professors, researchers, students, industry practitioners, relevant Government agencies and other academic institutions to pioneer research and to collaborate to enhance the understanding and application of financial economics.  

Professor Ekkehart Boehmer
Academic Director, Sim Kee Boon Institute for Financial Economics (SKBI)
Keppel Professor of Finance
PhD, University of Georgia, 1991


Last updated on 07 Sep 2017 .