Learn from the best
The finance faculty at Rotman is a mix of leading academics and seasoned industry professionals. Risk management and trading are core research strengths at the school.
Thought leaders in finance and risk
Rotman has top-ranked faculty that includes some of the world’s most widely-cited business researchers. Our professors have built a strong reputation for their ground-breaking scholarship, published work, industry knowledge, and authoritative insight into financial issues. They will challenge you through interactive discussions that draw upon the extensive knowledge and insights they have gained through years of experience in both business and academia.
Here is a selection of the faculty who teach in the MFRM program.
John Hull is the world’s leading expert in derivatives, options and risk management. His books Risk Management and Financial Institutions (now in its 4th edition) and Options, Futures and Other Derivatives (now in its ninth edition) are widely used in classrooms and trading rooms around the world.
Peter Christoffersen is the author of Elements of Financial Risk Management (now in its second edition), essential reading for all risk managers. An active member of the Global Risk Institute, he is a fellow of the Bank of Canada and serves on the Model Validation Council at the Federal Reserve Board.
Tiff Macklem is dean of the Rotman School, and formerly served as Senior Deputy Governor of the Bank of Canada. He is an expert in financial market regulation.
Richard Nesbitt, who was formerly chief operating officer of CIBC, CEO of TSX group, President and Chief Operating Officer of BayStreetDirect Inc., and President and CEO of HSBC Canada, is an expert on banking and trading.
Alan White is the Peter L. Mitchelson/SIT Investment Associates Foundation Chair in Investment Strategy and Professor of Finance. He is an internationally recognized authority on financial engineering. He is well known for his work with Rotman Professor John Hull concerning the development of the Hull-White Interest Rate Model and associated numerical procedures.
Tom McCurdy is the director of the state-of-the-art BMO Financial Group Finance Research and Trading Lab, whose proprietary applications are in demand by research and financial institutions worldwide.
Susan Christoffersen is an Associate Professor of Finance. Her research focuses on mutual funds and the role of financial institutions in capital markets. She has published in top finance journals and cited in The New York Times, International Herald Tribune, Bloomberg News Service, and The Wall Street Journal.
Professor Ornthanalai joined Rotman in the summer of 2012 after working as an assistant professor of finance at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He received his Ph.D. in finance from the Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University.