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Finance and Operation Management Professors Honoured for their Research by CFA Society Toronto and INFORMS

October 12, 2023

Toronto – Two faculty members at the University of Toronto have recently been honoured for their research.

Finance professor Steven Riddiough is the recipient of the 2023 Hillsdale Investment Management – CFA Society Toronto Research Award for a paper which examines currency hedging in the domain of international equity mutual funds. The award was presented last week at the CFA Society Toronto's 66th Annual Investment Dinner. The paper is titled “On the Use of Currency Forwards: Evidence from International Equity Mutual Funds” and was co-authored by Wei Opie, Senior Lecturer, Deakin University, Australia.

Riddiough is an associate professor of finance at the University of Toronto Scarborough with a cross-appointment to the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management. He teaches courses in international finance and corporate finance and his research interests span international finance, empirical asset pricing, and household finance. Previously, he was a faculty member at the University of Melbourne, which he joined following the completion of his PhD in Finance at the Warwick Business School.

Andre Augusto Cire, an associate professor of operations management, received an honourable mention for the 2023 INFORMS Computing Society Prize, an annual award for the best English language paper or group of related papers dealing with the operations research/computer science interface. Prof. Cire worked on a collection of works developing a new area of network and decision-diagram optimization, with applications to supply chain management, healthcare operations, and transportation. His co-authors are Profs. Willem-Jan van Hoeve and John Hooker of the Tepper of Business at Carnegie Mellon University and Prof. David Bergman of the University of Connecticut School of Business. The recipients will be honoured during the INFORMS Annual Meeting 2023 on October 16.

Cire is an associate professor at the University of Toronto Scarborough with a cross-appointment to the Rotman School of Management. His research investigates new methodologies to address large-scale, difficult optimization problems arising in organizations, with a focus on discrete optimization, scheduling, social good, and healthcare applications. He joined the University in 2014 after completing his PhD at Carnegie Mellon University.

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