NFA BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2016-2017

MURRAY CARLSON, UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
PROGRAM CO-CHAIR

Murray Carlson has been at the Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia since 2002 and currently holds the Advisory Council Chair in Finance. He received his B.Sc. (Chemical Engineering) from Queen’s University in 1984, and his MBA (Finance) in 1988, and Ph.D. (Finance) in 1998 from the University of British Columbia. His research focuses on the empirical study of corporate decisions, such as investments and capital structure, and his papers have been published in the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, and the Review of Financial Studies. He previously worked as a Field Engineer for Canadian Fracmaster, as a Financial Analyst for Chrysler Canada, and as an Assistant Professor at the University of Texas at Austin. Professor Carlson was awarded the Alex Wilson Faculty Research Prize in 2008, the American Finance Association’s Smith Breeden Prize in 2005 for his work on the book-to-market effect in returns, and was a Brattle Prize Finalist in 2006. In 2009 he was awarded the Certified General Accountants Association of British Columbia Graduate Master Teacher Award. Professor Carlson has given numerous talks at international conferences and he currently serves as a program committee member for the Western Finance Association. Professor Carlson’s current teaching focuses on combining current finance theory with financial data to facilitate decision making in both investment and corporate contexts.

Murray’s website.

FRANCESCA CARRIERI, MCGILL UNIVERSITY
DIRECTOR AT LARGE

Francesca Carrieri is an Associate Professor of Finance at the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University in Montreal. She holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Southern California and a degree in law from the University of Bari, Italy. Her research interests include Asset Pricing and International Finance. In particular, her current research focus is on issues such as financial integration, currency risk and the role of industries in developed and emerging markets. During her sabbaticals, Francesca has been a visiting fellow to universities around the world, from New York to London, Singapore and Sydney. Francesca has published her research in journals like the Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis andManagement Science and has participated in many conferences in North America, Europe and Asia. She is the recipient of the William H. Sharpe Award for the best paper published in the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis in 2007 and the Emerald Citation of Excellence Award for the same paper.

JAN ERICSSON, MCGILL UNIVERSITY
DIRECTOR AT LARGE

ericsson_090424-103612-3819_web_0Jan Ericsson joined the Desautels Faculty of Management in the autumn of 1999 with a PhD from the Stockholm School of Economics (1997). A former Marie Curie Fellow at the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium, he is now an associate professor, coordinator of the finance group, and a fellow at the Stockholm Institute for Financial Research (SIFR).

Ericsson’s current research focuses on risk premia in corporate bond and credit derivative markets, and has been published in, among others, the Journal of Business and the Journal of Finance. Recently, his paper “Can Structural Models price Default? Evidence from Bond and Credit Derivative Markets,” joint with Hao Wang and Joel Reneby, was recipient of the Best Fixed Income Paper prize at the 2006 FMA. His work has been presented more than 60 times at conferences and seminars across North America, Europe and Asia.

At McGill, Professor Ericsson has given derivatives, and fixed income courses at BCOM, MBA and PhD levels. Currently, he teaches introductory finance in the undergraduate and the MBA Japan programs. Additional pedagogic experiences are under the auspices of the Norwegian School of Management, the Stockholm School of Economics, and the Catholic University of Louvain.

At the executive level, Ericsson has spearheaded single- and multi-name credit derivative courses, as well as general seminars on derivatives theory in Montreal, Stockholm, and New York. He has also acted as guest speaker at industry conferences in North America and the Caribbean. Furthermore, Professor Ericsson has carried out consulting projects for a Nordic real estate investment firm, the Swedish National Debt Office, as well as for a hedge fund startup in Scandinavia.

LOUIS GAGNON, QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY
PRESIDENT (MAR 20, 2017 – SEPT 17, 2017)

LouisGagnonLouis is a Professor and Distinguished Faculty Fellow of Finance at Queen’s University’s Smith School of Business. He holds a PhD in Finance from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, as well as an MSc in Finance and a BBA (Finance) from the Université de Sherbrooke.

Louis’ research lies at the intersection of asset pricing, corporate finance, and risk management. His research is published in leading peer-reviewed journals, including theJournal of Financial Economics and the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis.

Louis’s private sector experience includes a stint in senior management at the Royal Bank of Canada, where he oversaw the bank’s global interest rate derivatives exposures and developed risk-management methodologies and policies.

In recent years, Louis has been featured extensively in the national media, commenting on major market developments and writing open editorials in the Globe and Mail and the National Post.

Louis teaches in Queen’s Commerce, Full-time MBA, and Master of Finance programs. The Master of Finance Classes of 2013 and 2015 elected him Professor of the Year. He is also actively involved in executive education at Queen’s and abroad.

Louis’ website. Twitter: @lgqsb

RANJINI JHA, UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO
TREASURER

RanjiniJhaRanjini Jha is an Associate Professor and Associate Director (Finance) at the School of Accounting and Finance at the University of Waterloo.

She earned her PhD in finance from the University of Alberta, MBA from Temple University, Philadelphia, and her Masters in Physics from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. She is a CFA charterholder.

Her research interests include empirical asset pricing and corporate finance and her work has been published in journals such as the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, the Journal of Financial Economics, and the Journal of Banking and Finance. She teaches courses in Corporate Finance, International Finance and Investments. She is currently also serving as a Faculty mentor for the School’s Student-run Investment Fund team.

Ranjini’s website.

KATYA MALINOVA, UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO
DIRECTOR AT LARGE

Katya MalinovaKatya Malinova is an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto. She has also spent a year as a visiting Associate Professor at Copenhagen Business School. Katya holds a PhD in economics from the University of Michigan and a BSc in physics from St. Petersburg State University (Russia).

Katya’s research focuses on the microstructure of financial markets, including the impacts of dark trading, high frequency trading (HFT), maker-taker pricing, and new technologies such as blockchain technology. She has received major research grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and she has worked with the Canadian regulator IIROC to assess the impact of HFT. Katya’s work has been published in, for instance, the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, and the Journal of Financial Markets, and her research findings have also been referenced in the popular media, including the New York Times and theFinancial Times. She is currently an Associate Editor of the Journal of Financial Markets. She has been teaching courses in investments, corporate finance, and microeconomics, and she is currently a Co-Director of the University of Toronto’s Master of Financial Economics Program.

VIKAS MEHROTRA, UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA
DIRECTOR AT LARGE

ASB- Vikas/ BlakeVikas is the AF (Chip) Collins Professor of Finance at the University of Alberta School of Business, where he is the department chair of Finance and Statistical Analysis within the School of Business. He has a PhD (Finance) from the University of Oregon, and a BTech (Chemical Engineering) from the Indian Institute of Technology.

He has been a visiting professor at the Institute for Economic Research at Hitotsubashi University in Tokyo and also at the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina. He has been a Shimomura Fellow at the Research Institute at the Development Bank of Japan.

Dr. Mehrotra’s work deals with corporate restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, capital structure, and international financial markets, and has been published in journals such as The Journal of Finance, The Journal of Financial Economics, The Review of Financial Studies and The Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis. His work has been cited in the Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, BBC, The Economist, National Public Radio (NYC), and the National Post. His recent research deals with family ownership and entrepreneurship.

Vikas is a past recipient of the following awards: Donald & Margaret MacKenzie Teaching Award, and the MBA Association Best Teacher, at the University of Alberta School of Business.

Vikas’ website.

MARIA PACURAR, DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY
PROGRAM CO-CHAIR

M.PacurarMaria Pacurar joined Dalhousie University in 2005 and is an Associate Professor of Finance in the Rowe School of Business. She is currently the coordinator of the finance department and was the School’s Research Co-lead from 2013 to 2016.

Maria received an MBA from the University of Nantes and a PhD in Finance from HEC Montréal. Her research interests are in the fields of financial econometrics, intraday risk management, asset pricing and market microstructure. She has published in journals such as the Journal of Banking and Finance and the Journal of Empirical Finance. Her doctoral research was awarded the Mercure Award for the best doctoral thesis at HEC Montreal. With her co-authors, Maria received the Bank of Canada Award for the Best Canadian Financial Market Paper and the Professional Risk Managers’ International Association (PRMIA) Institute’s Best Paper in Risk Management Award. She is regularly invited to act as a reviewer for various academic journals, conferences, textbooks and federal granting agencies. Maria has been a member of the SSHRC Insight Grant national adjudication committee for business and management for 3 consecutive years.

Since joining Dalhousie, Maria has been teaching courses in corporate finance and risk management for financial institutions. She has also taught at HEC Montreal, Saint Mary’s University and the École Supérieure de la Francophonie pour l’Administration et le Management (ESFAM) in Sofia, Bulgaria. Her dedication to teaching earned her the Faculty of Management Teaching Excellence Award in 2009 and the 2015 A. Gordon Archibald Award at Dalhousie University.

LYNNETTE PURDA, QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY
PRESIDENT (SEPT 18, 2016 – MAR 19, 2017)

LynnettePurdaLynnette Purda, PhD, CFA is an Associate Professor of Finance and RBC Fellow of Finance at Queen’s Smith School of Business. Lynnette has been at Queen’s since 2002 and
obtained her PhD from the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. She holds a B.Comm (Hons) from the Asper School of Business, University of Manitoba and was awarded her CFA designation in 2000. Prior to her PhD studies, Lynnette worked in investment banking in the oil and gas industry based out of Calgary.

Lynnette’s research frequently takes an interdisciplinary approach, combining aspects of law, international business and accounting to problems related to governance and credit markets. The breadth of this work is shown by its placement in top journals from a variety of disciplines including Contemporary Accounting Research, the Journal of International Business Studies and theAmerican Law and Economics Review. She has published extensively on the credit rating industry, presenting this work to both academics and policy makers including the Bank of Canada and the Accounting Standards Oversight Council of Canada.

Lynnette currently teaches in Queen’s Masters of Finance, EMBA, and Masters of International Business programs. Her dedication to teaching has been shown by nominations for teaching excellence awards at both the undergraduate and graduate level. She sits on the board of the Queen’s University Investment Counsel, the school’s student-run investment portfolio.

Lynnette’s website.

ANDRIY SHKILKO, WILFRID LAURIER UNIVERSITY
DIRECTOR AT LARGE

faculty_sbe_andriy_shkilkoAndriy Shkilko is an Associate Professor of Finance and Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Financial Markets at Laurier’s Lazaridis School of Business and Economics. Andriy’s research focuses on securities trading and the structure of financial markets. It has appeared in the Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Management Science, Journal of Financial Markets, among others.

Andriy’s recent work has received awards from the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation, the American Association of Individual Investors, Toronto CFA Society and Auckland Centre for Financial Research. He has taken part in regulatory initiatives conducted by the regulators in Canada and the United Kingdom. His work has been profiled in various outlets, including the Wall Street Journal, the BBC, the National Post, the Toronto Star and Canadian Business.

At Laurier, Andriy teaches financial markets and corporate finance courses at the undergraduate, masters and doctoral levels.

Website: https://wlu.ca/faculty-profiles/sbe/andriy-shkilko.html

NFA BOARD 2015-16

  • Martin Boyer (HEC Montreal) – Director at Large
  • Murray Carlson (UBC) – Secretary
  • Louis Gagnon (Queen’s University) – Program Co-Chair
  • Ranjini Jha (University of Waterloo) – Treasurer
  • Michael King (Western University) – Director at Large
  • Lisa Kramer (University of Toronto) – Past-President
  • Vikas Mehrotra (University of Alberta) – President
  • Lynnette Purda (Queen’s University) – Program Co-Chair

NFA BOARD 2014-15

  • Martin Boyer (HEC Montreal) – Director at Large
  • Stéphane Chrétien (Université Laval) – Past President
  • Louis Gagnon (Queen’s University) – Director at Large
  • Ranjini Jha (University of Waterloo) – Treasurer
  • Mark Kamstra (York University) – Director at Large
  • Lisa Kramer (University of Toronto) – President
  • Vikas Mehrotra (University of Alberta) – Program Chair, 2015
  • Lynnette Purda (Queen’s University) – Secretary

NFA BOARD 2013-14

  • Stéphane Chrétien (Université Laval) – President
  • Ron Giammarino (University of British Columbia)
  • Ranjini Jha (University of Waterloo) – Treasurer
  • Mark Kamstra (York University)
  • Lisa Kramer (University of Toronto) – Secretary
  • Vikas Mehrotra (University of Alberta)
  • Gordon Sick (University of Calgary) – Program Chair
  • Brian Smith (Wilfrid Laurier University) – Past President

Inaugural NFA Board 2012-13

  • Ron Giammarino (University of British Columbia)
  • Mark Kamstra (York University)
  • Lisa Kramer (University of Toronto)
  • Vikas Mehrotra (University of Alberta)
  • Gordon Sick (University of Calgary) – Secretary/Treasurer
  • Brian Smith (Wilfrid Laurier University) – President
  • Issouf Soumaré (Université Laval) – Vice-President