Center for Financial Markets
IIT Stuart Center for Financial Markets has as its mission the enhancement of the public understanding of modern financial markets, especially organized markets such as stock exchanges and derivatives exchanges worldwide.
In 1998, the Center for Law and Financial Markets was initially created to house several academic programs – an MS in Financial Markets, an MS in Market Compliance and an LLM in Financial Services Law. The Center was created and initially run by John A. (Jack) Wing, former Chairman of Chicago Corp and of ABN AMRO Inc. In 2003, the Center was moved from the Chicago Kent College of Law to the Stuart School of Business, leaving the legal programs in the law school, dropping "Law" from the Center's name and moving an MS in Finance program into the Center. By 2006, the Center was administering three academic programs – an MS in Financial Markets, an MS in Finance, and a Masters in Mathematical Finance. By 2007, the academic programs began to be administered independently from the Center, and the Center began to focus its attention on the other activities mentioned above.
The Center is a part of Stuart School of Business at Illinois Institute of Technology.
Center Activities and Projects
In order to accomplish its mission, the Center is engaged in several activities: publishing, training, planning an oral history, mentoring students in portfolio management, running a speaker series, and educating executives in Latin America.