Garrison Financial Institute

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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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