Finance students don't just study money, they study how money interacts with risk and time. Understanding this relationship is critical to helping individuals, companies and governments make wise decisions about managing capital, investing or borrowing funds, optimizing returns, and staying financially sound.

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Center for International Securities and Derivative Markets

Center for International Securities and Derivative Markets

Our high-profile Center for International Securities and Derivative Markets (CISDM) underscores our longstanding leadership in alternative investments education and research. Through CISDM, students gain access to the Morningstar CISDM Database, the oldest hedge fund and commodity trading advisor data base on the market. And they gain an “inside industry” edge into how those markets perform and evolve.

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Our internationally prominent faculty members are renowned for research in investments, including hedge funds, mutual funds, risk management, stock market anomalies, international investments, tax evasion, options, fixed income derivatives, and financial econometrics.
Nikunj Kapadia
Department Chair & Professor
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Farshid Abdi
Assistant Professor
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Keith Black
Adjunct Faculty
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Ben S. Branch
Professor Emeritus
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Fousseni Chabi-Yo
Associate Professor, Dean's Research Fellow, PhD Coordinator and Honors Program Director
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Jeffrey Clark
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Robert Feingold
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Ginnie Gardiner
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Simon Huang
Assistant Professor
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Nikunj Kapadia
Department Chair & Professor
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Hossein B. Kazemi
Director, CISDM & Michael and Cheryl Philipp Endowed Professor
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Bing Liang
Charles P. McQuaid Endowed Professor; M.Fin. in Alternative Investments Academic Program Director
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Matthew Linn
Assistant Professor
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Wenting Ma
Assistant Professor
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Sanjay Nawalkha
Professor
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Mila Getmansky Sherman
Professor
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Sara Smiarowski
Lecturer
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Business Leaders Visit Isenberg Students on Campus During Fall 2021
Business Leaders Visit Isenberg Students on Campus During Fall 2021
Distinguished alumni, business leaders, and experts in a variety of fields visited the Isenberg building, assisted with class projects, and offered
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The Future of Finance: From DeFi to AI
The Future of Finance: From DeFi to AI
The 2021 Annual Research Conference took place virtually on October 1, 2021. The event focused on The Future of Finance: From DeFi to AI. The
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Isenberg Names Five Faculty Fellowships
Isenberg Names Five Faculty Fellowships
This fall, Dean Anne Massey announced that five members of Isenberg’s faculty have received new fellowships recognizing their outstanding research
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Amherst, MA 01003

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