Our Commitment to Financial Education Uncertain market conditions in recent years underscore the need for increased transparency and accountability. As an independent financial advisory and investment banking firm with services deeply rooted in valuation expertise, Duff & Phelps remains committed to preparing the next generation of financial professionals. We work with young people, educators and the business community to advance technical knowledge and skills - with the ultimate goal of increasing the quality of information available to the investment public. Our initiatives include: The Duff & Phelps YOUniversity Deal Challenge engages students from schools across the United States each year to solve complex business problems that involve a broad spectrum of financial advisory issues. The Duff & Phelps Chair in Business Analysis & Valuation at Rotterdam School of Management (RSM), Erasmus University - the first endowed professorship in Europe to concentrate on connections between capital markets and financial reporting.