The Foundations

Last modification: 11/06/2023

Institut Europlace de Finance

The Institut Europlace de Finance (IEF) is a foundation of public utility dedicated to the support of research in finance more specifically focusing on private sector needs. IEF enables the Louis Bachelier Network to support short and medium-term applicable research projects.




IEF Award

Each year the Institut Europlace de Finance (IEF) awards prizes to researchers on the basis of criteria of excellence, performance and innovation.


Until 2016, three IEF Awards are presented each year during the Financial Risks International Forum at the Ceremony Awards: 

Since 2016, only the prize for the Best Young Researcher continues to be awarded each year in partnership with SCOR Fondation pour la Science under the title :

Candidates are nominated by the Scientific Board members of Institut Louis Bachelier and the Scientific Board members of IEF. The final award winner is voted by the Louis Bachelier Academic Fellows college.

For more information on Awards, click here.

Risk foundation

The “Fondation du Risque“ (FDR) was created in 2007 by four academic institutions (the Institut des Actuaires, l’Ecole Polytechnique, l’ENSAE and l’Université Paris-Dauphine) and four financial institutions (Allianz, Axa, Groupama and Société Générale). The foundation enables longer research projects that in a sustainable way supports the development of excellent French research in all areas connected to risk.