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Susan Christoffersen

Susan  Christoffersen

Susan Christoffersen

Professor of Finance
Vice-Dean, Undergraduate & Specialized Programs
William A. Downe BMO Chair in Finance

Co-Academic Director, TD Management Data & Analytics Lab


PhD, Wharton, University of Pennsylvania
MA in Economics,University of British Columbia
BA (Hons.) in Economics, Queen's University




Susan Christoffersen is Vice-Dean, Undergraduate & Specialized Programs and a Professor of Finance, and Co-Academic Director, TD Management Data & Analytics Lab. Her research focuses on mutual funds and the role of financial institutions in capital markets. She has published in top finance journals and cited inThe New York Times, International Herald Tribune, Bloomberg News Service, and The Wall Street Journal. Susan has received grants from SSHRC, IFM2, and FQRSC and research awards from Q-Group, Bank of Canada, BSI Gamma Foundation, INQUIRE, and the Swiss Finance Institute. Susan was awarded the Limited Term Professorship by the Canadian Securities Institute Research Foundation in 2005.

Academic Positions

  • 2016-current

    Professor, University of Toronto

  • 2010-2016

    Associate Professor, University of Toronto

  • 2009-current

    Visiting Scholar, Copenhagen Business School

  • 2007-2010

    Associate Professor, McGill University

  • 1998-2007

    Assistant Professor, McGill University

Selected Publications - Papers

Research and Teaching Interests

Mutual Funds, Hedge Funds, Capital Markets, Financial Institutions

Honors and Awards

  • 2007

    Outstanding Paper Award, Swiss Finance Institute

  • 2006

    Graduate Teaching Award, Desautels Faculty of Management

  • 2005-2008

    Limited Term Professorship, Canadian Securities Institute

  • 2004

    Selected Paper, INQUIRE

  • 2003

    Best Paper Award at NFAs, Bank of Canada

  • 2002

    Research Award, Q-Group

  • 2001

    Paper Award, BSI Gamma Foundation

Academic / Professional Service

  • 2010-current

    Board Member, WU Gutmann Center, WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business)

  • 2007-current

    Associate Editor, Journal of Financial Services Research

  • 2006-current

    Program Committee, WFA, AFA, NFA, FMA, EFA Meetings

  • 2002-current

    Board Member, Terry Fox Humanitarian Award Program

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