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Financial Executives Research Foundation (FERF) is the non-profit 501(c)(3) research affiliate of FEI which conducts objective financial research projects and professional education programs. 

Financial Executives Research Foundation (FERF) depends upon the voluntary, charitable contributions of individuals, corporations and local FEI Chapters for funding to realize its mission: to advance the profession and practices of financial management through research and education.


▸ferf research blog

Get the scoop on the latest FERF research and current research projects as well as surveys and research interviews.

▸ferfpros online cpe program

FERFPros is an online subscription program providing 24/7 access for unlimited CPE credits via online distance learning courses.

▸research publications

Access the FERF research publication archive. Free to U.S. FEI members, publications are available for purchase by nonmembers.

▸open surveys

FERF surveys help FEI members benchmark their financial management operations and practices against those of other companies.

For a list of open surveys, click here.

▸ferf focus

The monthly FERF Focus e-newsletter provides links to must-read research with actionable information for effective decision-making. It also provides links to valuable surveys which will help members benchmark their own operations.