Welcome to the internet presence of the International Banking and Education Forum (IBEF).

IBEF started as a spin-off from the University of St Gallen by a team that combines both academic rigor and practical experience with the goal of facilitating the interaction between research and industry. Consequently, we focus on development and innovation, consulting and training.

Located in the very heart of Switzerland the International Banking Education Forum not only enjoys strong ties to the renowned Swiss financial service industry including private banks and leading service providers but also to leading academic institutions.

Besides its Swiss base the International Banking Education Forum puts a strong focus on emerging finance communities. A major IBEF focus clearly is on Asia, especially in the context of Private Banking and Financial Innovations. However, we maintain also good relationships to African and Eastern European countries.

It is a key objective for IBEF to offer a bridge between international financial communities, providing professionals with the necessary know-how to encounter current challenges and opportunities within the global finance sector.

With our web presence, we aim at providing a short overview on our activities. For detailed questions and inquiries, we still believe that face-to-face interaction is the optimal way to build trust. So, please feel free to contact us directly!


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