Our Purpose

 

The Laurence and Lori Fink Center for Finance & Investments 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.

“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

 
 

World-Class Academics and Extracurriculars

 

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.

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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Contact Us

The Laurence and Lori Fink Center
for Finance & Investments

UCLA Anderson School of Management
110 Westwood Plaza, Room C424, Box 951481
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1481


Email: fink.center@anderson.ucla.edu
Office: (310) 825-3867