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.

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
Finance Faculty and Staff

Finance Faculty

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Farshid Abdi
Assistant Professor
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Sandiip Bhammer
Adjunct 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
Berthiaume Endowed Professor in Business Administration, PhD Coordinator, Honors Program Director
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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
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Ginnie Gardiner
Clinical Associate Professor
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Lina Han
Assistant Professor
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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
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Matthew Linn
Assistant Professor
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Wenting Ma
Wenting Ma
Assistant Professor
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Marco Macchiavelli
Assistant Professor
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Anahit Mkrtchyan
Associate Professor
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Sanjay Nawalkha
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Mila Getmansky Sherman
Professor & Judith Wilkinson O’Connell Faculty Fellow
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Sara Smiarowski
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Finance Department News

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Student Spotlight: Katherine Widrow '23
Student Spotlight: Katherine Widrow '23
Katherine Widrow ’23, who is pursuing a minor in business at Isenberg, is double majoring in Behavioral Economics (BDIC) and Psychology.
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Class of 2022: Madeline Green
Class of 2022: Madeline Green
A finance major with a minor in political science, Madeline Green of Concord, Mass., knew how to make the most of her years at the Isenberg School of
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Class of 2022: Dante Pantaleo
Class of 2022: Dante Pantaleo
Upon arriving at the Isenberg School of Management on Accepted Students Day, Dante Pantaleo of Medway, Mass., immediately sensed the kind of place
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