University of Arkansas

Walton College

The Sam M. Walton College of Business

Garrison Financial Institute

The Garrison Financial Institute is an institute organized within the Sam M. Walton College of Business to advance financial education and knowledge through practice, foster research that extends and perfects best practices, and contribute to the economic development of the State of Arkansas and the welfare of its citizens.


Generous Supporters

The establishment of GFI was made possible through a generous $2 million gift from the Garrison Family to help build a nationally competitive financial services industry in the State of Arkansas. An additional $2 million was provided through the Matching Gift Program, made possible by the Walton Family Charitable Support Foundation's $300 million gift to the University of Arkansas. Both grants combined to form the $4 million endowment for the Garrison Chair in Finance, which supports investment research and funds the Garrison Financial Institute.

Student Managed Funds

Under the faculty mentorship of Assistant Professor Craig Rennie and Professor Daniel Pu Liu, the Garrison Financial Institute oversees student managed-funds.

 

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The Global Financial Markets Center

The Global Financial Market Center provides students with access to software and electronic data preparing them to hit the ground running as finance professionals.

 

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New & Noteworthy

Leadership Walton Application Deadline Is July 31

Leadership Walton Application Deadline Is July 31

Undergraduate business majors are encouraged to apply for membership in Leadership Walton, a professional development program offering a unique blend of academic, leadership and career development opportunities. 

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Greenway Supports Students, Two Colleges with Campaign Arkansas Gift

Greenway Supports Students, Two Colleges with Campaign Arkansas Gift

Greenway Equipment, Inc. of Weiner, is contributing $250,000 to the University of Arkansas to benefit students in the Walton College and the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences.

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Riddle Joins Walton Development Team

Riddle Joins Walton Development Team

Derrick Riddle has joined the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas as assistant director of development.

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