NFA BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2018-2019

JAN BENA, UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
PROGRAM CHAIR

Jan Bena is an Associate Professor in the Finance Division at the University of British Columbia Sauder School of Business. He earned a Ph.D. in finance from the London School of Economics and a Ph.D. in Economics from The Center for Economic Research and Graduate Education – Economics Institute. He is the director of the Ph.D. program in Finance at the Sauder School of Business.

Jan’s research focuses on corporate finance and governance, corporate R&D and innovation, and finance and product market competition. He has published in major journals including Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, and Review of Financial Studies. He regularly presents his research in seminars and major international conferences.

Jan’s teaching covers a variety of finance courses for students in the Bachelor of Commerce, Master of Management, MBA, and Ph.D. programs. He focuses on advanced courses where students apply key finance concepts and theory in real world situations in both investment and corporate contexts.

MURRAY CARLSON, UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
DIRECTOR AT LARGE

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.

FRANCESCA CARRIERI, MCGILL UNIVERSITY
PRESIDENT (FEBRUARY 24, 2019 – SEPTEMBER 15, 2019)

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 and Management 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.

CLAUDIA CHAMPAGNE, UNIVERSITÉ DE SHERBROOKE
DIRECTOR AT LARGE

Claudia Champagne is a Professor of Finance at Sherbrooke University in Canada. She is the main researcher for the Desjardins Chair in Responsible Finance and a member of the Research Group in Applied Finance (GReFA) where she is responsible for the financial institutions management research theme. She is a member of the editorial board for the IEB International Journal of Finance. She has published her work in academic journals, such as the Journal of Banking and Finance, the Journal of Asset Management and Financial Management, and in professional journals such as Canadian Investment Review. She regularly presents her research in international scientific conferences. She collaborates on research projects with different financial institutions in Canada and acts as expert evaluator for the SSHRC (Canada). Her current research interests include responsible finance, corporate social responsibility, financial network analysis, risk management and financial institutions management.

JAN ERICSSON, MCGILL UNIVERSITY
PRESIDENT (SEPTEMBER 23, 2018-FEBRUARY 23, 2019)

Jan 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).

Jan’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.

YRJÖ KOSKINEN,  UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY
DIRECTOR AT LARGE

Yrjö Koskinen is the Associate Dean of Research and an Associate Professor of Finance at the Haskayne School of Business. Previously he has served on the faculties of Stockholm School of Economics, Boston University’s Questrom School of Business, and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He holds an MSc degree in Economics from the University of Helsinki, and a PhD in Management (Finance) from INSEAD. Prior to his academic career, Koskinen worked as a financial journalist and as an economist at the Bank of Finland.

Koskinen’s main research areas are corporate finance, corporate governance, and international finance. His current research focuses on corporate social responsibility and its relationship to firm risk, entrepreneurial finance and incentives, and financial crises. His research has been published in the leading finance journals, such as the Journal of Financial EconomicsReview of Financial StudiesJournal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, and Review of Finance. He is the recipient of the prestigious Standard Life Investments Finance Prize for his research on corporate social responsibility and firm risk.

ANDRIY SHKILKO, WILFRID LAURIER UNIVERSITY
TREASURER

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

TATYANA SOKOLYK, BROCK UNIVERSITY
SECRETARY

Tatyana Sokolyk is an Associate Professor of Finance at the Goodman School of Business, Brock University. She received her PhD in Finance from the Pennsylvania State University. Her research interests are in international investments, entrepreneurial finance, and corporate governance. Tatyana’s research has been published in the Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Corporate Finance, and Journal of Financial Stability, among other journals. Her work has been presented more than 50 times at professional meetings and seminars in North America, Europe, and Asia and received three Best Paper Awards at academic conferences. Tatyana’s co-authored research was highlighted in financial press, such as The Wall Street JournalFinancial Times, and Boston Globe and has been referenced in policy proposals to U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, and international Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development. At Goodman, Tatyana teaches corporate finance at the undergraduate and MBA levels and financial markets and institutions.

JASON WEI, UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO
DIRECTOR AT LARGE

Jason Wei is Professor of Finance at the University of Toronto, which he joined in 1998. Prior to 1998, he was Associate Professor of Finance at the University of Saskatchewan. His early research focuses on derivatives valuation and applications. His recent research is on empirical asset pricing, focusing on liquidity and investor behavior. Professor Wei’s work on theoretical option valuation and risk modelling appeared in field journals such as Journal of Derivatives, Journal of Futures Markets, Journal of Risk and Insurance, and Mathematical Finance. His work on liquidity and general asset pricing appeared in mainstream Finance journals such as Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Markets, Journal of Empirical Finance, Financial Management, and Review of Financial Studies. He served as the Finance Division Editor of the Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences from 2005 to 2011, and he is currently on the editorial board of The Journal of Derivatives.

Professor Wei has taught a wide range of finance courses at the undergraduate and masters levels, including intro finance, intermediate finance, advanced finance, investments, international finance, derivatives, risk management, and fixed income. He has also taught PhD topics courses on liquidity at Rotman School of Management and Shanghai University of Finance and Economics.

NFA BOARD 2017-18

  • Jan Bena (UBC) – Director at Large
  • Murray Carlson (UBC) – Director at Large
  • Francesca Carrieri (McGill University) – Program Co-Chair
  • Claudia Champagne (Université de Sherbrooke), Director at Large
  • Jan Ericsson (McGill University) – Program Co-Chair
  • Louis Gagnon (Queen’s University) –  Director at Large
  • Maria Pacurar (Dalhousie University) President
  • Andriy Shkilko (Wilfrid Laurier University) – Treasurer

NFA BOARD 2016-17

  • Murray Carlson (UBC) – Program Co-Chair
  • Francesca Carrieri (McGill University) – Director at Large
  • Jan Ericsson (McGill University) – Director at Large
  • Louis Gagnon (Queen’s University) –  President (Mar. 20, 2017 – Sept. 17, 2017)
  • Ranjini Jha (University of Waterloo) – Treasurer
  • Katya Malinova (University of Toronto)- Secretary
  • Vikas Mehrotra (University of Alberta) – Director at Large
  • Maria Pacurar (Dalhousie University) Program Co-Chair
  • Lynnette Purda (Queen’s University) – President (Sept. 18, 2016 – Mar. 19, 2017)
  • Andriy Shkilko (Wilfrid Laurier University)- Director at Large

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