Sponsors The Faculty of Mathematics and Statistics consist of three Chairs responsible for the teaching of mathematical and statistical methods at the University of St. Gallen. The research focus is on the development and application of quantitative methods for economics and finance. The profile area Quantitative Economics Methods is dedicated to fundamental research in the field of mathematics, econometrics and statistics, and the application of their respective methods in teaching. The profile area Quantitative Economics Methods is one of three core areas of expertise at the School of Economics and Political Science. FINRISK has developed rapidly into a world-class academic forum for cutting-edge research in finance, advanced doctoral education and knowledge transfer between finance researchers and Switzerland’s finance professionals. The FINRISK network is managed from the University of Zurich and enjoys the participation of additional academic institutions in Geneva, Lausanne, Lugano, St. Gallen and Zurich. FINRISK’s goal is to develop a Swiss centre of excellence in finance. The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) is the most important Swiss agency promoting scientific research. As mandated by the Swiss Federal government, it supports all disciplines from philosophy and biology to the nanosciences and medicine. BhFS Behavioural Finance Solutions bridges the needs of the financial sector with the academic knowledge in Finance. BhFS was founded in 2007 as a spin-off company of the Institute of Banking and Finance at the University of Zurich.