Financial Services Institute

The primary goal of the Financial Services Institute is to be the world’s preeminent center for financial services education. Through its courses, seminars, conferences and publications, the Institute seeks to prepare individuals for careers in the global financial services industry, and to expand the knowledge and skills of those already involved in the industry. The Institute’s secondary goal is to provide a storehouse and clearinghouse for the financial services industry, contributing to its expansion and further development by communicating knowledge, skills and techniques to current and new practitioners.

General Information
Bent Hall
Mon.–Fri. 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Dr. Igor Tomic
Academic Director
Secretary: Ms. Frances Vroulis

Board of Governors:

Name:Title:Serving Term:
Dr. Victoria Shoaf Dean, Tobin College of BusinessEx-Officio
Dr. Thomas LiawChairman, Dept. of Economics & FinanceEx-Officio
Dr. Vipul BansalFSI Treasurer; Associate Professor, Economics & Finance2008-2011
Dr. Igor TomicFSI Academic Director; Associate Professor, Economics & Finance2008-2011


Advisory Board:


Dr. John. AngelidisProfessor of Management2005-2008
Dr. Hilmi ElifogluAssociate Professor of Accounting2005-2008
Dr. Ed FlowersProfessor, Economics & Finance 2005-2008
Dr. Theresa PactwaAssociate Professor, Economics & Finance2005-2008
Dr. T. Homer BonitsisAssociate Professor, Finance, NJIT & Rutgers2006-2009
Dr. Anna MartinAlois J. Theis Chair in Global Finance2007-2010
Dr. Nicos ScordisProfessor of Risk Management, Insurance and Actuarial Science2007-2010
Dr. Ivan AbelAssociate Professor of Marketing2009-2011

Dr. Rong Qi

Assoc. Professor of Finance



Mr. Charles MengesPrincipal, Bernstein Research and Management2005-08
Mr. Thomas RuhmRetired, Bessemer Securities Corp.2006-09
Mr. Dennis J. KellySenior VP at Montgomery Scott, LLC2006-09

 Symposia Managers: Dr. Rong, Qi; Dr. Hilmi Elifoglu; Dr. Ivan Abel 

Dr. Igor Tomic2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
Rong Qi2007, 2008, 2009
Ed Flowers2006