Sessions for Ph.D. Students

(Sponsored by the Bank of Canada/parraié par la Banque du Canada)

Friday, September 13th, 12:30-5:00pm
[Shaughnessy Salon I, II]

PhD Student Session Chairs

Isil Erel
David A. Rismiller Chair in Finance
Academic Director, Risk Institute
The Ohio State University, Fisher College of Business

Isil Erel, the David A. Rismiller Chair in Finance and the academic director of the Risk Institute at The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business, holds a PhD in financial economics from MIT Sloan School of Management. Her research spans a variety of areas within corporate finance, with particular emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, and banking. This research has been published in top finance journals such as the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, and Review of Financial Studies. Professor Erel is an Editor of the Review of Corporate Financial Studies and an Associate Editor of the Review of Financial Studies.

Mike Simutin
Associate Professor of Finance
University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management

Mike Simutin is an Associate Professor of finance and Associate Director of research at the International Centre for Pension Management at the Rotman School of Management. His research focuses on studying institutional money management and understanding risks that affect asset prices. Mike’s research has been published in leading finance journals, including the Journal of Finance, the Review of Financial Studies, and the Journal of Financial Economics. He has received multiple research awards, including the Best Paper Award by the Review of Asset Pricing Studies and the Governor’s Award from the Bank of Canada. Mike has also received multiple teaching accolades, including being named one of the 40-Under-40 Most Outstanding Business School Professors. His research has been presented at numerous academic conferences and practitioner events.