Fink Center for Finance & Investments

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Our Purpose

The Laurence and Lori Fink Center for Finance exists to bridge the theoretical knowledge of finance with its real-world application. The Center achieves this goal by fostering collaboration between our students, academic researchers and the practitioner community. We fund impactful research, develop experiential learning opportunities for the next generation of leaders, and provide industry professionals with a meaningful forum to convene and share ideas.

Our History


The Center was founded in 2006 under the faculty leadership of Professor Richard Roll, distinguished Professor Emeritus. Its founding members, a group of Anderson alumni at the pinnacle of achievement in the field of finance, enshrined the Center’s mission to connect academia with industry. In 2008, a generous gift from Larry Fink, Chairman of the Board and CEO of BlackRock, and his wife, Lori, endowed the Center, renaming it in their honor. Mr. Fink has continued to lend his support to the Center and has served as Chairman of the Board since its founding.

Laurence D. Fink (B.A. '74, MBA ‘76) Chairman & CEO, BlackRock
“I am confident that students utilizing the Fink Center will be prepared for a successful career in finance — ready to make a meaningful impact in the ever-changing financial marketplace."

Laurence D. Fink (B.A. '74, MBA ‘76)
Chairman & CEO, BlackRock

Signature Events

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Perspectives in Portfolios

Since 2012, the Fink Investing Conference has brought together some of the most respected individuals in the investment management community to educate and connect a wide range of financial industry participants

Elevated Discussion on Private Equity

Elevated Discussion on Private Equity

The financial industry's brightest minds from top private equity shops in Southern California lead powerful discussions illuminating the path to the future of private equity

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A Wall Street Simulation

Ten MBA teams from across the country will pitch their best credit investment ideas to a panel of distinguished judges with the hopes of taking home the top prize in the annual Fink Credit Pitch Competition

World-Class Academics and Extracurriculars

Professor Andrea Eisfeldt
Faculty Spotlight
Andrea L. Eisfeldt is the Laurence D. and Lori W. Fink Endowed Chair in Finance and a professor of finance at UCLA Anderson, where she’s been teaching since arriving in 2010 as visiting associate professor.
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Finance Clubs
UCLA Anderson's finance clubs serve to strengthen educational pursuits, facilitate networking opportunities and enhance recruiting efforts among UCLA Anderson students and financial services organizations.

Faculty Research in UCLA Anderson Review

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When Younger Investors Overreact to News, Others Feel It

Inexperienced investors, lacking historical context, impact markets

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How an Excess of Stock Analyst Optimism Lands on Companies Least Deserving of It

Results of financially weak firms are difficult to forecast; in uncertainty, Mark Grinblatt finds, Wall Street’s views are overly generous

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How Tech's Disruption Alters Investors' Appetite for Risk

New technology’s upending of the old creates demand for alternative assets to offset risk

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Contact Us

The Laurence and Lori Fink Center for Finance
UCLA Anderson School of Management
110 Westwood Plaza, Room A307, Box 951481
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1481


Office: (310) 825-3867

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