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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

Three Alumni to Be Honored at Awards Banquet

Three Alumni to Be Honored at Awards Banquet

Three outstanding alumni of the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas will be honored in April at the college’s annual awards banquet.

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Walton College Students Take Two First Places in Global Investment Portfolio Competition

Walton College Students Take Two First Places in Global Investment Portfolio Competition

For the first time, students from the Walton College won two different categories based on two different funds at the world’s largest student managed investment fund competition at Quinnipiac University’s GAME IX Forum in New York.

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Walton College Team Takes Top Spot at Regional Business Competition

Walton College Team Takes Top Spot at Regional Business Competition

A team made up of three Sam M. Walton College of Business students won first place in the Best Practices competition at the SouthWest Regional Meeting of Beta Alpha Psi.

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