The lab is sponsored by Invest NI and the CME Group Foundation. The CME Group Foundation is the charitable arm of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME), a NASDAQ-listed company that opened an IT office in Belfast in 2012 to support its derivatives and futures exchanges in Chicago and New York. The CME Group is one of Northern Ireland's main financial technology (fintech) companies.
Ulster University Business School has secured significant funding from CME Group Foundation to establish a new ‘Developing Financial Engineering Pipeline’ project which will include support for one PhD and ten MSc studentships.
PwC backs Ulster University Business School to finance new professional qualifications. A new partnership between Ulster University Business School and PwC will see up to 20 students receive scholarships to complete an elite professional qualification.