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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The Isenberg Finance Department is committed to delivering high quality research and teaching financial markets, financial institutions, and finance decision-making.

Finance is a broad field that includes both theory and practice. Our prominent faculty members are renowned for their theoretical and empirical work in a broad range of areas. Our faculty members research a broad range of topics: asset pricing/investments, hedge funds, mutual funds, risk management, stock market anomalies, international investments, tax evasion, options, fixed income, derivatives, gender representation in business, financial econometrics, corporate finance and governance, fintech, cybersecurity, and machine learning applications in finance.

We encourage you to explore our internationally renowned faculty members’ work across all dimensions of our diverse society.
Fousseni Chabi-Yo
Berthiaume Endowed Professor in Business Administration, Chair of Finance Department, Finance PhD Co-director, Professor
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Sandiip Bhammer
Adjunct Professor
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Keith Black
Keith Black
Adjunct Faculty
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Fousseni Chabi-Yo
Berthiaume Endowed Professor in Business Administration, Chair of Finance Department, Finance PhD Co-director, Professor
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Jeffrey Clark
Jeffrey Clark
Lecturer, David Gaunt Faculty Fellow in Real Estate; M.Fin. Academic Program Director
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Robert Feingold
Lecturer
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Ginnie Gardiner
Clinical Associate Professor
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Lina Han
Lina Han
Assistant Professor
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Simon Huang
Assistant Professor
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Nikunj Kapadia, PhD
Associate Dean of Graduate Programs, Professor of Finance
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Hossein B. Kazemi
Director, CISDM & Michael and Cheryl Philipp Endowed Professor
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Bing Liang
Bing Liang
Charles P. McQuaid Endowed Professor
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Matthew Linn
Assistant Professor
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Wenting Ma
Wenting Ma
Assistant Professor
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Marco Macchiavelli
Marco Macchiavelli
PhD Coordinator & Assistant Professor
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Anya Mkrtchyan
Anya Mkrtchyan
Judith Wilkinson O’Connell Faculty Fellow, Associate Professor
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Sanjay Nawalkha
Professor
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Chancellor Reyes
Chancellor Javier A. Reyes
Chancellor, University of Massachusetts Amherst; Professor of Finance
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Mila Getmansky Sherman
Fuller and Meehan Endowed Professor, Associate Director of CISDM
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Sara Smiarowski
Lecturer
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Bridging the Gender Gap in Finance
Bridging the Gender Gap in Finance
Undergraduate women find opportunities in investment management through the UWIN partnership with Loomis Sayles.
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Graduate Student Spotlight: Melina Gable '23, '24 MF
Graduate Student Spotlight: Melina Gable '23, '24 MF
Melina Gable is a master of finance student set to graduate in summer 2024. The Methuen, Massachusetts, native is currently pursuing the real estate
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