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Mohammad Sharifzadeh, PhD, MPhil., CFA

I am a dissertation chair and mentor at the Scholl of Advanced Studies. My academic background is in finance, economics, statistics, and mathematics. I am a CFA and have a PhD in finance. I have over 15 years of experience teaching courses in finance, statistics, and mathematics, full time and part time. While keeping my affiliation with the academia, I have been engaged in investment management and research for the past 20 years and currently serve as director of research at Alpha Beta Investment Research ( My research interests include asset valuation, portfolio optimization, stock market research, exchange traded funds (ETF) optimization, merger and acquisitions, risk analysis, value at risk, and derivative valuation. I have published articles in several peer reviewed journal, including Journal of Asset Management and Accounting and Finance Research Journal.

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School of Advanced Studies