Laurent Barras conducts empirical research on performance measurement and asset pricing. Some of his recent research focuses on mutual fund performance and on return predictability in the hedge fund industry. His research has appeared in leading academic journals, such as the Journal of Finance, and has been cited in several international newspapers such as the New York Times or Forbes. Professor Laurent Barras also consults for the hedge fund industry. Laurent Barras received a PhD degree in Finance from the Swiss Finance Institute at the University of Geneva (Switzerland) in 2007, where he has taught undergraduate and graduate-level courses. Prior to joining McGill's Faculty of Management in July 2009, Laurent Barras was a visiting researcher at Imperial College, London (UK).