CFI's Objectives

 The core objectives of the CFI are to:

  • stimulate research activity in finance and investment at Heriot-Watt including visiting speakers, research seminars and acquiring funding.
  • increase the relevance of the research by seeking advice from practitioners in the Scottish financial community.
  • distribute and publicise the research results, both by traditional academic methods and in ways that are accessible to practitioners.
  • promote the study and understanding of finance and investment through practitioner presentations and input to taught courses and research.
  • encourage an interdisciplinary approach to research in this area bringing together colleagues from across Heriot-Watt University.
  • develop the PhD community in finance and investment and encourage doctoral students to participate in the CFI.