The Institute is engaged in research in financial economics. Mainly, we analyse the information content of option prices. In addition, we investigate hedge funds and problems associated with optimal portfolio choice. Regarding our teaching, we offer on the one hand lectures covering basic knowledge about finance for the Bachelor students and, on the other hand, highly specific know-how in portfolio management for the students in the Master of Economics. By offering research seminars for both, Bachelor and Master degree students, we intend to motivate students to participate in financial research.