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Eric Kirzner

Eric Kirzner

    Eric Kirzner

    John H. Watson Chair in Value Investing 
    Professor of Finance

    Degrees: MBA, University of Toronto
    BA, University of Toronto
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    Bio

    Eric Kirzner holds the John H. Watson Chair in Value Investing and teaches investment finance. Equitable Trust Director and Audit Committee Chair, Investment Industry Regulation Organization of Canada (IIROC) Director and Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan’s lead external advisor, Eric designed the Easy Chair Portfolio and co-designed FPX Indexes. Author/co-author of 13 books on investment finance and over 1,000 articles on security analysis and portfolio management, Eric regularly writes for The Globe, the Financial Post, Maclean’s Magazine, Investors Digest, The Canadian Investment Review, Benefits Canada, and the Toronto Star.

    Academic Positions

    2003 - Present  John H. Watson Chair in Value Investing; Rotman School of Management
    1998 - Present  Professor of Finance; Rotman School of Management
    1998 - 1999  Director; Executive MBA Program, Rotman School of Management
    1979 - 1989  Assistant Professor; Accounting Group, University of Waterloo
    1976 - 1979  Assistant Professor; Department of Political Economy, University of Toronto
    1974 - 1976  Lecturer; School of Business, MacMaster University
    1971 - 1973  Teaching Master; Centennial College

    Selected Publications - Papers

    • Stock Markets of the Future - How Should Trading Be Conducted?; Canadian Investment Review; Issue: Winter; 1997
    • Let the Free Market Reign; Canadian Investment Review; Issue: Spring; 1995
    • Barbarians at the Gate; Canadian Investment Review; Issue: Fall; 1994
    • The Hidden Features of Canadian Money Market Funds; with P. Halpern; Canadian Investment Review; Issue: Winter; 1993
    • The TSE's Investors and Issuers Advisory Committee; Corporate Governance Review; Issue: February/March; 1993
    • The Toronto Stock Exchange's New Electronic World; Canadian Investment Review; Issue: Spring; 1992

    Selected Publications - Books and Chapters

    • Protect Your Nest Egg; E. Kirzner and R. Croft; CanWest; 2006
    • The 2004 Buyer's Guide to Mutual funds; with Gordon Pape; Penguin Books; 2004
    • The 2003 Buyer's Guide to Mutual funds; with Gordon Pape; Viking Press; 2003
    • The 2002 Buyer's Guide to Mutual funds; with Gordon Pape; Prentice Hall; 2002
    • Secrets of Successful Investing; with Gordon Pape; Prentice Hall; 2002
    • The 2001 Buyer's Guide to Mutual funds; with Gordon Pape; Prentice Hall; 2001
    • The FundLine Advisor; with R. Croft; Harper Collins; Issue: 1999 Edition; 1999
    • The FundLine Advisor; with R. Croft; Harper Collins; Issue: 1998; 1998
    • The FundLine Advisor; with R. Croft; Harper Collins; Issue: 1997; 1997
    • The Beginner's Guide to Investing; with R. Croft; Harper Collins; 1997

    Academic / Professional Service

    2005-2007  Chair Investors advisory Committee; Ontario Securities Commission
    2004 -  Director; the Equitable Trust Group
    1982 - present  Director; Equitable Trust Company
    2002 - 2008  Director; Market Regulation Services
    2002 - present  External advisor; Hospital of Ontario Pension Plan
    2001 - 2009  Director; University of Toronto Asset Management Corporation
    2000 - 2003  External Advisor; CIBC Securities
    1998 - 2003  Director; Deutsche Bank, Canada
    1996 - 2000  Public Director; Canadian Derivatives, Clearing Corporation
    1993 - 1998  Public Governor; The Toronto Futures Exchange
    1990 - 1996  Chair; TSE Issuers and Investor Advisory Committee
    1988 - 2006  Member of Advisory Board; Canadian Investment Review
    1996 - 1997  Chair; TSE Special Committee on Market Fragmentation
    1984 - 1987  Curriculum Committee Member; Society of Management

    Honors and Awards

    1987 - present  Listed in Canadian Who's Who; University of Toronto Press

    Research and Teaching Interests

    Expertise in corporate and investment finance and market structures. Teaches value investing finance courses in the MBA programs.  

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