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Mikhail (Mike) Simutin

Mikhail (Mike) Simutin

Mikhail (Mike) Simutin

Associate Professor of Finance
Associate Director, International Centre for Pension Management


PhD in Finance, University of British Columbia
BA in Finance & Accounting, University of Washington




Mike Simutin is an Associate Professor of finance and Associate Director of research at the International Centre for Pension Management at the Rotman School of Management. His research focuses on studying institutional money management and understanding risks that affect asset prices. Mike’s research has been published in leading finance journals, including the Journal of Finance, the Review of Financial Studies, and the Journal of Financial Economics. He has received multiple research awards, including the Best Paper Award by the Review of Asset Pricing Studies and the Governor’s Award from the Bank of Canada. Mike has also received multiple teaching accolades, including being named one of the 40-Under-40 Most Outstanding Business School Professors. His research has been presented at numerous academic conferences and practitioner events.


Academic Positions

  • 2017-present

    Associate Professor of Finance, University of Toronto

  • 2010-2017

    Assistant Professor of Finance, University of Toronto

Selected Publications - Papers

Honors and Awards

  • 2017

    Bank of Canada Governor's Award,

  • 2017

    Poets & Quants 40 Under 40 Best Business School Professor,

  • 2017

    Roger Martin Excellence in Teaching Award,

  • 2014-2018, 2020, 2021

    MBA Instructor of the Year award,

  • 2016

    Review of Asset Pricing Studies best paper award,

  • 2011-2021

    Rotman School of Management Excellence in Teaching Award,

  • 2015

    AQR Insight Award finalist,

  • 2009-2010

    Canadian Securities Institute Research Foundation Ph.D. Scholarship,

  • 2007-2008, 2008-2009

    Bank of Montreal Graduate Fellowship,

  • 2006-2007

    University of British Columbia Graduate Fellowship,