Financial Economics Institute
Founded in 2004, The Financial Economics Institute (FEI) provides opportunities for students interested in finance and related areas to develop research skills and engage with both academics studying finance and practitioners working in the world of finance. Students can work closely with finance and economics faculty as well as assist FEI staff with general operations.
The FEI offers CMC students a rigorous educational opportunity that is distinguished by both its liberal arts emphasis and quantitative orientation.
In conjunction with CMC’s Financial Economics Sequence, the FEI has been highly effective at promoting student opportunities to learn about finance, develop the skills necessary for success, and make connections both inside and outside academia.
One of the Institute’s primary objectives has been to provide databases and other resources to support faculty and student research, including the S&P Global Market Intelligence database, Bloomberg terminals, and tutoring (Excel, Stata, and Python) are available. Additionally, FEI databases have provided hundreds of students across the Claremont Colleges with access to information that can be utilized in class projects and senior theses.
Programs & Resources
Students and faculty collaborate on research projects through the Institute’s Student Research Analyst Internship program and BMGI Fellowship program, engage in real-world investing in the Student Investment Fund, and have access to additional resources.
- Financial Economics Sequence The Financial Economics Sequence is part of the Robert Day School of Economics and Finance. The curriculum of the Sequence is designed for students interested in pursuing careers in the financial sector and/or graduate education in economics, finance, and related fields.
- Student Research Analyst Internships FEI Research Analyst Interns have opportunities to participate in the work of the Institute and to work with faculty members on a variety of empirically-based research projects.
- BMGI Asset Management Fellowship The BMGI/Michael Larson Asset Management Fellowship Program offers financial support and research experience for juniors and seniors at Claremont McKenna College who are interested in careers involving asset management and investment management.
- Student Investment Fund The Claremont McKenna College Student Investment Fund (CMC SIF) was founded in 1974 when an alumnus of the college donated approximately $500 in securities. His intention was to give qualified students an opportunity to learn the basics of investment management using a “trial by fire” approach while creating value for the college’s endowment.
- FEI Tutoring Program
- FEI provides access to the Standard & Poor Global Market Intelligence Capital IQ database to CMC students on computers in the FEI Lab (Bauer Center 3rd floor) and computer labs across campus (Poppa, Ryal, South) marked as having Capital IQ access. (Log in credentials should be on the computer.) Though access is restricted to Lab use, students can utilize the platform to pull data and conduct research. Capital IQ also offers a Help Desk function to respond to student queries directly. Look for Capital IQ icons in campus computer labs.
- Careers in Financial Economics
Read the the Exchange
Archive of FEI Past Events 2004 through 2018.
Numerous events, including the annual New York City networking trip each January, offer students opportunities to learn about career paths in finance, and to make connections with our alumni and others in the profession.