LFIN, Louvain Finance, is a research center of the Université catholique de Louvain, located in Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium). It has been founded in 2016 and it now houses about 11 professors, and 15 researchers.
Louvain Finance (LFIN) promotes and contributes to academic research in Finance via its research projects and the organization of top-level PhD courses, conferences and other public research activities. The Center’s main area of expertise are related to most of the areas of finance, including Asset Pricing, International Finance, Asset and Risk Management, Mathematical Finance, Macro-Finance, Market Microstructure, Corporate Finance and Behavioral Finance. An international research advisor, Prof. Eric Ghysels, coordinates the research of the team.
The center is leading several innovative projects, such as the first Bloomberg learning center in Belgium and it is supported in its activities by leading private institutions such as TreeTop Asset Management and Candriam.
Together with CORE, IRES, ISBA, LFIN, and SMCS, LFIN is part of the Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Quantitative Modelling and Analysis (IMMAQ) where researchers develop and use a coherent set of tools and methods for quantitative modelling and analysis in their various fields of expertise.