The purposes of this Section shall be:
- To provide a continuing, specialized focus within INFORMS on the topic of Finance, with the aim of identifying current and potential problems and contributions to their solutions.
- To lead in the development, dissemination and implementation of knowledge, basic and applied research and technologies in the area of Finance and Financial Services, and to promote high professional standards and integrity in all work done in the field.
- To support efforts to extend, unify and integrate related branches of knowledge and practice.
- To support the free interchange of information, encourage discussion and interaction among individuals having interest in this field by providing the opportunity for these individuals to meet and to exchange information, ideas, experiences, and techniques.
- To stimulate the type of cross-fertilization which can best be accomplished within the framework of a professional organization.
- To encourage the education of students and the continuing education of practitioners in this field of knowledge.