The Salomon Center specializes in the study of financial institutions
The Salomon Center specializes in the study of financial institutions

Salomon Center for the Study of Financial Institutions

Founded in 1972 by a grant from the partners of Salomon Brothers, the Salomon Center specializes in the study of financial institutions, including commercial banks, investment banks, managed funds and insurance companies. Recently, the Center has played an important role in the development of the new architecture of global finance and has been instrumental in the organization of several NYU Stern School book projects: Restoring Financial Stability, Regulating Wall Street, and Guaranteed to Fail: Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the Debacle of Mortgage Finance.

– Research Areas

The Center helps incubate several research initiatives, each directed by an NYU Stern professor.

Research Areas include Credit & Debt Markets directed by Edward I. Altman (past FMA President), The NASDAQ Derivatives Research Project directed by Stephen Figlewski (Founding Editor, Journal of Derivatives), Financial Institutions, directed by Alexander Ljungqvist. and the Financial Policy Platform, directed by Matthew Richardson.

Two earlier initiatives, still affiliated with the Center, are now on their own--Corporate Governance directed by David Yermack, in the NYU Pollack Center for Law and Business and The Volatility Institute directed by Robert F. Engle (2003 Nobel Laureate in Economics).

Upcoming Conferences & Events

  • NYU Stern-TCH Gallatin Lecture Series on Banking, Featuring Lord Mervyn King (September 13, 2016)
  • Festschrift 2016 - Conference in Honor of the 70th Birthday of Marti G. Subrahmanyam (September 16-17)
  • Five-Star Conference on Financial Research (December 2, 2016)
  • Nasdaq DRP Research Day (February 10, 2017)
  • Conference on Household Finance (February 24, 2017)
  • Derivatives and Volatility:  The State of the Art 2017 (April 27-28)
  • Risk Management in Commercial Real Estate Securities Markets (May 9, 2017)
  • 7th Annual NYU Stern Microstructure Meeting (May 19, 2017)
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Contact the Salomon Center

NYU Stern School of Business
44 West 4th Street, Suite 9-160
New York, NY 10012
Tel: (212) 998 0700
Fax: (212) 995 4220

Conferences & Symposia

New York Fed/NYU Stern Conference on Financial Intermediation

Jointly sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Salomon Center, and the Review of Financial Studies. More >

Five-Star Conference

Bringing together finance researchers from several northeastern universities. More >

Credit Risk Conference

Foremost academic experts and market practitioners discuss recent advances in credit risk research. More >

Derivatives Conference: State of the Art

The Derivatives Research Project's major derivatives conference. Reviews the current "state-of-the-art." More >

NASDAQ DRP Research Day

Provides quick looks at some of the most interesting research projects in progress among NYU Stern’s active finance research faculty. More >


Focusing on a single topic of current interest and fostering an interchange of ideas and information among academics, practitioners, and regulatory authorities. Read more >

Volatility Institute

An annual one-day conference hosted by the Volatility Institute in conjunction with the Society for Financial Econometrics (SoFiE).  More >

Law & Finance Conference

Assembles a prestigious group of scholars who discuss recent academic works relating to the fields of law and business. More >