Faculty and Research
No other business school in Canada can boast of our professors’ stellar reputation for their groundbreaking research, published work, and authoritative insight into finance issues.
With a faculty roster ranked 7th in the world by the Financial Times that boasts some of today’s top finance thought leaders and world-class research capabilities, Rotman represents the pinnacle of academic achievement in finance today. Our professors have built a stellar reputation for their ground-breaking research, their published work, and their authoritative insight into finance issues. They will be your teachers, mentors and team builders, spurring you to think in ways you never imagined.
• The largest number of leading-edge management educators in Canada
• Of the 11 fellows of the prestigious Royal Society of Canada teaching at Canadian business schools, four are employed by the Rotman School
Professor of Finance, CIT Chair in Structured Finance
DBA, Indiana University
MBA, Indiana University
MA, Indiana University
B.Sc in Economics, London School of Economics
Laurence Booth's research interests are in corporate finance and the behaviour of regulated industries. Published extensively in top academic and professional journals, he is the co-author of two major textbooks: International Business and Introduction to Corporate Finance. Laurence is on the editorial board of four academic journals and in 2003 was awarded the Financial Post’s Leader in Management Education Award.
Program Co-Director, Master of Finance, Professor of Finance, TMX Chair in Capital Markets, Bank of Canada Fellow
PhD in Economics, University of Pennsylvania
BA in Economics, University of Copenhagen
Peter Christoffersen is the TMX Chair in Capital Markets and a Fellow of the Bank of Canada. He publishes in empirical asset pricing and financial econometrics and is the author of Elements of Financial Risk Management. He serves as an Associate Editor of the Journal of Derivatives. Peter has won research awards from AIMA Canada and the Q-Group. He previously taught at McGill University and worked at the IMF.
Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream
MBA, Rotman School of Management
BA (Honours), Queen’s University
Craig Geoffrey teaches courses in corporate finance and capital markets theory, and is active with student competition teams. Craig’s interests include market microstructure, asset pricing, and behavioral finance. Prior to his teaching career, Craig spent over 10 years working as a proprietary equity trader. Craig is a CFA charterholder.
Program Co-Director, Master of Finance, Professor of Finance and Maple Financial Group Chair in Derivatives and Risk Management
PhD, Cranfield University
Recognized as one of the world’s pre-eminent derivatives experts, John Hull is the author of Options, Futures, and Other Derivatives, Risk Management and Financial Institutions, and Fundamentals of Futures and Options Markets. All are widely used in trading rooms and business schools around the world.
In 2011, received a lifetime achievement award from Risk, one of the world’s leading financial risk management magazines.
Adjunct Professor of Finance
MBA, Schulich School of Business, York University
Bachelor of Engineering, Queen’s University
Heather-Anne Irwin has been involved in the capital markets industry for 17 years, as an investment banker (both in finance and M&A), new issue equity specialist, and in fixed income with Citicorp (New York) & Citibank Canada, Nesbitt Burns Inc., and TD Securities Inc. The founding president of Women in Capital Markets, she has been teaching Finance at the Rotman School since 2003 and has had the honour of being named Professor of the Year — a Graduate Business Council award.
Professor of Finance, Bonham Chair in International Finance, Founder and Academic Director, BMO Financial Group Finance Research & Trading Lab, Status cross-appointment with Economics
PhD, University of London (LSE)
MA, University of British Columbia
BA (Hons), University of Guelph
Tom McCurdy holds the Bonham Chair in International Finance and is the Founder & Academic Director of the BMO Financial Group Finance Research and Trading Lab, and has been an Associate Fellow at the CIRANO Research Institute (Montreal), and an Associate Editor for the Journal of Financial Econometrics. Recent research includes forecasting correlations; real-time identification of structural breaks and model changes; jump and crash risk; and simulation-based learning. Tom is the co-founder of the RIT market simulator package which includes more than 40 simulation cases which are currently being used by many universities around the globe.
Academic Director, Master of Finance, Associate Professor
MBA, Schulich School of Business, York University
BComm., University of Toronto
Fotini Tolias spent the majority of her career working in financial services both in debt and equities. Fotini has over 10 years experience working in corporate bond origination, on the fixed income trading floor for several large global investment banks. Her mandate focused on meeting the fixed income requirements of both corporate issuers and institutional investors. She also did significant Mergers & Acquisition advisory work including corporate reorganizations and take-out financings.
Peter L. Mitchelson/SIT Investment Associates Foundation Chair in Investment Strategy and Professor of Finance
PhD, University of Toronto
A member of the Moody’s academic advisory panel and associate editor of The Journal of Derivatives.
Well known for his work with Professor John Hull on stochastic volatility, as well as for the Hull-White interest rate model, used by financial institutions in trading rooms globally. His current research is predominantly in the analysis of credit risk.