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

Accreditation Renewed for Walton College and Accounting

Accreditation Renewed for Walton College and Accounting

AACSB International — the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business — has extended the accreditation of both the Walton College and its Department of Accounting.

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Vanlue Named Employee of the Third Quarter

Vanlue Named Employee of the Third Quarter

Marrianna Vanlue, administrative support supervisor in the Technology Center, has been named employee of the third quarter by the Sam M. Walton College of Business.

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Three Alumni, Nearly 50 Students Recognized at Walton Awards Banquet

Three Alumni, Nearly 50 Students Recognized at Walton Awards Banquet

The Sam M. Walton College of Business recognized three exceptional alumni and nearly 50 students for outstanding achievement at its annual awards banquet.

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