Our research focuses on Financial Intermediation and Quantitative Asset Management. Below are some examples for empirical research questions that we address in our work:


  • Do banks lend to riskier borrowers if they are entitled to public guarantees?
  • How does CDS usage impact mutual fund investors?
  • To what extend do loan officers react to „high-powered“ financial incentives?
  • How do minimum variance strategies perform?


Publications of our institute can be found on the individual member pages.

We also organise Brown bag seminars, e. g. for lecturers and doctoral candidates - get more information.


Anette Lesle
phone: +49 (0) 7 31/50-3 10 31,
                                  -1 53 80
e-mail: anette.lesle(at)


Ulm University
Institute of Strategic Management and Finance
Helmholtzstraße 22
89081 Ulm