In 2001, the Swiss National Science Foundation launched a National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) in the field of "Financial Valuation and Risk Management".
FINRISK has developed rapidly into a world-class academic forum for cutting-edge research in finance, advanced doctoral education and knowledge transfer between finance researchers and Switzerlands finance professionals. The FINRISK network is managed from the University of Zurich and enjoys the participation of additional academic institutions in Geneva, Lausanne, Lugano, St. Gallen and Zurich. FINRISKs goal is to develop a Swiss centre of excellence in finance.
Meanwhile, FINRISK has been phased out during 2013. > See brief summary