Why IFP?

Why would you hire the International Financial Program (IFP) to conduct research for your organization in India? Former clients of the IFP were all very satisfied with the results. In brief, the unique selling points of the IFP are: 

High quality 
Research will be conducted by 21 selected, senior students with diverse (financial) academic backgrounds. These students will be guided by two professors of the University of Groningen during the whole research period. These professors have extensive experience in conducting research, both at an academic and a corporate level. Hence the IFP ensures to offer high quality research.

Specific knowledge 
The IFP selects students from the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Groningen. Therefore, they have specific, academic knowledge about business and finance. By applying this knowledge, they are able to conduct high quality research in these areas. Since students with different academic backgrounds are involved in the project, the quality of the research is increased by the complementarity of students’ knowledge.

Tailor-made research at cost price 
The IFP conducts tailor-made, professional research at cost price. The program is primarily focused on enabling students to gain practical research experience and therefore companies only pay for the costs that are made during the preparation phase and the field research phase. The IFP is by no means aimed at making a profit.

Since its start in 2006, the IFP has performed many successful studies in several emerging economies, both in Latin-America and Asia, which resulted in many satisfied participating companies.

The researches of the IFP are conducted by students who are not affiliated to any company by any means. Therefore the researches are independent and objective and all findings will be treated confidentially.

The International Financial Program gives your company the opportunity to make valuable contacts with the participating students. We selected a group of knowledgeable, highly motivated students with diverse backgrounds. Next to the researches that we offer, we can also offer in-house days. If desired, one of our external relations managers would be delighted to elaborate those possibilities. Do not hesitate to contact one of our external relations managers if you are interested!

Over the years the IFP has conducted research for:
- Deloitte
- Sara Lee
- Rabobank
- Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs
- Corus
- Philips

Topics that were covered in our researches:
- The fiscal climate in Panama
- General market and investment research
- The expansion of the Panama Canal & banking climate
- Working conditions in Mexico