The Hanlon Financial Systems Center at Stevens Institute of Technology is a state-of-the-art financial research and teaching facility that directly supports academic programs at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels.

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The Hanlon Financial Systems Lab is a key component of the Center, and allows for research and instruction into how finance is evolving in response to changing technology.


The functional mission of the Hanlon Financial Systems Center is to support the field of modern high-tech finance with:

  • Cutting edge research
  • Innovative educational programs
  • Thought leadership

The HFSC seeks to achieve national recognition as an authoritative voice in the field, helping to shape the evolution of the 21st Century financial industry.

About the Hanlon Center

The Hanlon Center serves as a platform for financial systems research, and the development, testing and evaluation of software for financial networks and the investigation of cybersecurity challenges in the financial domain. The center was formed to apply systems thinking and related methods to analyze, understand, and characterize the behavior of the complex global financial system. Powerful hardware and leading-edge software tools replicate the look and feel of the technologies in place at real-world finance companies.

The Center embraces a systemic perspective on finance, with researchers recognizing the increasing complexity of finance creates opportunities, but also threats for traditional franchises. Traditional concepts of market risk must also address a new set of issues, such as model risk, execution risk, business process risk, software systems integrity, cybersecurity threats and the risks of financial contagion that arise from the heightened interconnectedness of the financial system.

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