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Institute for Financial Services Analytics

The Institute for Financial Services Analytics (IFSA) is the result of a collaboration between the University of Delaware and JPMorgan Chase. Housed in the Lerner College, the IFSA is at the intersection of industry and education, from informing industry operations and efficiencies to revolutionizing teaching and shaping UD’s business and engineering curricula.

Major activities over the last academic year include:

“This collaboration with JPMorgan Chase — our work in guiding a continually transforming industry and preparing technologists for it — has been one of the most rewarding for us. I know the IFSA will launch some incredible innovations in the financial services sectors and of course, managing big data is central to this outcome: capturing it, storing it, searching, sharing, analyzing, visualizing it and, ultimately, exploiting it.”

-UD President Patrick Harker

The Lerner College is home to a state-of-the-art financial trading facility, the $1.4 million student-led Blue Hen Investment Fund, 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.

Lerner College faculty - like Anu Sivaraman, who is among Social Media Marketing Magazine’s “Top 100 Marketing Professors on Twitter” and’s “Top 50 Marketing Professors on Twitter” - are thought leaders who command attention from influential business audiences, economists and policy makers.

All Lerner College departments offer experience-driven learning and emphasize evidence-based analytics methods to enrich the student experience. Here, finance students visit New York City’s financial districts for a first-hand look at markets trading and to meet with UD alumni.

Charles W. Horn, AS75, and wife Patricia, recently made a $3 million commitment to enhance and expand entrepreneurial studies.

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