The overarching goal of the FMRC is to foster and promote excellence in finance research at Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Management, particularly in the area of financial markets. A great business school requires a strong research reputation, and it has been the FMRC’s mission to attract the resources necessary to help hire and retain an excellent finance faculty. More so than bricks and mortar, it is the intellectual vibrance of a university and the expertise of its faculty that defines its character. The FMRC has been generously supported by industry participants since 1987. This support has allowed us to organize and host conferences on topical issues, provide research grants, purchase and maintain important financial market data bases, and support visiting faculty with commonly aligned research interests. We promise to continue to deliver a forum for all financial markets researchers, academics and industry folks alike, to exchange ideas. I invite you to look through this website thoroughly. I believe you will be surprised with how much we do.