CIIM - Center for Institutional Investment Management

The goals of the Center for Institutional Investment Management (CIIM) are to:

  1. Support basic and applied research in the field of institutional investment management
  2. Foster interaction among University at Albany finance students, School of Business faculty, and finance industry practitioners
  3. Support the UASBIG student investment group.

CIIM was established in 2002 when a proposal developed by the University at Albany Finance Department faculty was declared the winner of a SUNY-wide competition initiated by then-Chancellor Robert King.


CIIM advances knowledge development and transmission by making resources available for University at Albany faculty and students to conduct high-quality research.

CIIM funds the acquisition of research databases on mutual funds, hedge funds, venture capital, and other institutional investors and organizes training seminars on School of Business data resources. School of Business faculty produce published research and students produce these using thse data. CIIM also provides research awards to faculty who complete working papers in the area of institutional investment management and publish them in refereed journals.

CIIM serves as a sponsor, host or co-host for scholarly and practitioner presentations on topics of interest to the investment community.

CIIM has also established a Best Thesis Award to be presented annually to a graduating senior from the Financial Analyst Honors Program.

CIIM creates opportunities for faculty and students to interact with investment practitioners, with a particular emphasis on University at Albany alumni.

The distinguished industry practitioners on CIIM's Advisory Board are key resources for students in career development, and faculty in vetting research ideas. CIIM arranges for distinguished practitioner-speakers, most of whom are University at Albany alumni. CIIM funds student and faculty travel to financial centers and industry conferences.

CIIM provides support for the University at Albany School of Business Investment Group (UASBIG) and its goal to train students in security analysis and portfolio management.

CIIM is the prime sponsor of the UASBIG, which manages a portion of the University at Albany Foundation Endowment Fund. CIIM funds the subscription to Bloomberg for use by the UASBIG.