Sergei Sarkissian

Desautels Faculty of Management



Bronfman Building, Rm 592 [Map]
1001 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada
Montreal, Quebec
H3A 1G5
514.398.4876 [Office]


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DIP Yerevan Polytechnic Institute, Systems Engineering
MS University of California at Berkeley, Computer Science
PhD University of Washington, Finance

Curriculum vitae

Sergei Sarkissian is an Associate Professor of Finance at the Faculty of Management of McGill University in Montreal. His teaching interests are in Investments and International Finance at the undergraduate and MBA levels and in Empirical Finance at the PhD level. He has been honored with the Faculty's Doctoral Student Society's Best Advisor Award. In research, he focuses on asset pricing, cross-listed securities, fund performance, and market anomalies.

Prof. Sarkissian has made presentations at major finance conferences, such as the American, European, and Western Finance Association Meetings, many specialized conventions, as well as university seminars around the world. His work has been published in leading academic journals, including the Journal of Finance, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial Economics, and Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, appeared in practitioner journals, as well as featured in the popular press in North America and Europe, such as The New York Times, Le Temps of Switzerland, and others.

Prof. Sarkissian is a recipient of some of the most competitive professional awards. He has received the Swiss Finance Institute Outstanding Paper Award for his work on mutual funds, while his refereeing activity is acknowledged with the Outstanding Referee Award by the Editors of the Review of Financial Studies. He is currently serving his second term on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis and has been involved in organizing the biennial McGill Global Asset Management Conference since its inception.