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Tom McCurdy

Tom McCurdy

Tom McCurdy

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 a Professor of Finance at Rotman (with a status cross-appointment to the Department of Economics). He 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. He teaches in the MBA, Master of Finance, Masters of Mathematical Finance, Master of Financial Risk Management and Commerce Programs. Explore more of Tom’s research and teaching interests.

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