Event Partners


EFA 2014 is grateful to have the support and funding from our various event partners.

Bank for International Settlements

The mission of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) is to serve central banks in their pursuit of monetary and financial stability, to foster international cooperation in those areas and to act as a bank for central banks. The BIS pursues its mission by promoting discussion and facilitating collaboration among central banks, supporting dialogue with other authorities that are responsible for promoting financial stability, and conducting research on policy issues confronting central banks and financial supervisory authorities.


European Central Bank

The ECB is the central bank for Europe's single currency, the euro. Its main task is to maintain the euro's purchasing power and thus price stability in the euro area. The ECB and the national central banks together constitute the Eurosystem, the central banking system of the euro area. From November, the ECB takes over direct supervision of the biggest banks in the euro area as part of the Single Supervisory Mechanism.


Swiss National Bank

The Swiss National Bank conducts the country’s monetary policy as an independent central bank. It is obliged by the Constitution and by statute to act in accordance with the interests of the country as a whole. Its primary goal is to ensure price stability, while taking due account of economic developments. In so doing, it creates an appropriate environment for economic growth.


NASDAQ OMX Educational Foundation, Inc.

The NASDAQ OMX Educational Foundation, Inc., was established in 1994 and is supported entirely by contributions from The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. The mission of The NASDAQ OMX Educational Foundation, Inc. is to promote and provide opportunities through collaborations and initiatives that support and deliver innovative educational programs and charitable activities supportive of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.’s Mission.


Aberdeen Asset Management PLC

Aberdeen Asset Management PLC is a global investment management group, managing assets for both institutional and retail clients from offices around the world. Our mission is to deliver strong fund performance across diverse asset classes in which we believe we have a sustainable competitive edge.  As an international investment management group, institutions and private investors trust us to manage their assets from our offices around the world.


Pioneer Investments

Pioneer Investments is a global investment manager dedicated to growing and preserving client assets, founded in 1928. Our activities are driven by client satisfaction. Our aim is to deliver quality products and solutions to match the investment requirements of our clients and ensure our service is shaped to meet their needs. We offer a diverse range of products across both traditional and non traditional asset classes, managed by our global investment centres in Boston, Dublin, London and our local investments center across the regions.


Ticino for Finance

Ticino for Finance is the association for the promotion of the financial centre, and aims to support the establishment of high added value financial businesses in the Canton of Ticino. Created as an initiative of the Department of Finance and the Economy of the Canton of Ticino and the Ticino Banking Association, the association brings together public and private institutional partners and is not driven by special interests or purely commercial motivations.


Associazione Bancaria Ticinese

L'Associazione Bancaria Ticinese (ABT) was founded in 1920 as an association of private banks with a regular banking business in the Canton of Ticino. The purpose of the association "is to protect and defend the image of the Ticino financial center and the interests and rights of its members in the canton, with the exception of any business." 


Città di Lugano

Città di Lugano (City of Lugano) offers a wide variety of services to its residents, as well as any visitors. Lugano is situated in a Bay of the north shore of Lake Lugano, surrounded by several panoramic peaks. The old town and the city centre, with its many buildings in Lombard style, exclusive museums, the mountains, the Lake and a dense calendar of events form a collection appealing to visitors, and for those who love the activity, both for those who prefer to relax.


Swiss National Science Foundation

Mandated by the federal government, the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) supports basic science in all academic disciplines, from history to medicine and the engineering sciences. The SNSF is Switzerland’s foremost research funding organisation and finances over 3,400 projects involving 14,000 researchers each year. To ensure its independence, the SNSF was established as a private foundation in 1952. 


BSI Gamma Foundation

BSI GAMMA Foundation (Global Asset Management Methods and Applications) is a private, Swiss foundation established by BSI SA to mark the Bank's 125th anniversary. The mission of BSI Gamma Foundation is to promote the development of theoretical and empirical research in the following domains:

  • Asset management, in particular portfolio management;

  • the mechanism of capital markets, including asset pricing and the competitive structure of the fund management industry;

  • the role and form of public regulation in fund management in the financial industry;

  • Governance.

Wrap-up publication of the EFA 2014 Annual Meeting