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Eric Kirzner

Eric Kirzner

Professor Emeritus of Finance
John H. Watson Chair in Value Investing

Degrees:

MBA, University of Toronto
BA, University of Toronto

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

  • Secrets of Successful Investing

    with Gordon Pape

    Prentice Hall

    2002

  • The 2002 Buyer's Guide to Mutual funds

    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 Beginner's Guide to Investing

    with R. Croft

    Harper Collins

    1997

  • The FundLine Advisor

    with R. Croft

    Harper Collins

    Issue:1997

    1997

Research and Teaching Interests

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

Honors and Awards

  • 1987 - present

    Listed in Canadian Who's Who, University of Toronto Press

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

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