Social engagement is an important component of a self-determined life and makes an important contribution to society. That's why we also promote these areas outside our day-to-day business: we invest in a sustainable future.

About the Swiss Life Thesis Award

The Thesis Award is an annual prize worth a total of CHF 20,000 that Swiss Life Asset Managers organises in conjunction with Institute of Financial Services Zug (IFZ) of the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts and the journal “Finanz und Wirtschaft”. Prizes go to the best bachelor's and master's theses in the fields of financial investments, financial markets, financial service providers, financial instruments and corporate finance submitted to universities of applied sciences throughout Switzerland.

As a renowned and reliable asset manager, Swiss Life Asset Managers is committed to promoting innovative and practice-oriented research. The Swiss Life Thesis Award provides a platform for future-oriented topics from the financial world and makes an important contribution to the education system of the Swiss financial centre.  

About the EPFL MFE Award for Academic Excellence 

Swiss Life Asset Managers, in collaboration with the EPFL in Lausanne, honours the best Master’s thesis in Financial Engineering every year: the MFE Award for Academic Excellence. 

Over the past ten years, the financial sector has become increasingly complex and demanding. This development presents the industry with challenges, but it also offers opportunities to promote financial innovation and further strengthen the education system of the Swiss financial centre. It is important for Swiss Life Asset Managers to contribute to innovative and forward-looking research in this educational field. The engagement with EPFL has been ongoing since 2014.