Glenn Klimek Professor of Finance, Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University
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Ph.D., Columbia University; M.B.A., Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Summary of Experience:
Statman’s research focuses on behavioral finance. He attempts to understand how
investors and managers make financial decisions and how these decisions are
reflected in financial markets. Meir's award-winning book, What Investors Really Want, has recently been published by McGraw-Hill.
The questions he addresses in his
research include: What are the cognitive errors and emotions that influence
investors? What are investor aspirations? How can financial advisors and plan
sponsors help investors? What is the nature of risk and regret? How do
investors form portfolios? How successful are tactical asset allocation and
strategic asset allocation? What determines stock returns? What are the effects
of sentiment? How successful are socially responsible investors?
Professor Statman’s research has been published in the Journal of Finance, the
Journal of Financial Economics, the Review of Financial Studies, the
Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, the Financial
Analysts Journal, the
Journal of Portfolio Management, and many other journals. The research has
been supported by the National Science Foundation, the Research Foundation of
the CFA Institute, and the Investment Management Consultants Association
(IMCA). Professor Meir is a member of the advisory board of the Journal of Portfolio Management, the Journal of Wealth Management, the Journal of Retirement, the Journal of Investment Consulting, and
the Journal of Behavioral and
Experimental Finance; an associate editor of the Journal of Financial Research, the Journal of Behavioral Finance, and the Journal of Investment Management; and a recipient of a Batterymarch
Fellowship, a William F. Sharpe Best Paper Award, a Bernstein Fabozzi/Jacobs
Levy Outstanding Article Award, a Davis Ethics Award, a Moskowitz Prize for
best paper on socially responsible investing, a Matthew R. McArthur Industry
Pioneer Award, three Baker IMCA Journal Awards, and three Graham and Dodd Awards.
Professor Meir was named as one of the 25 most influential people by Investment Advisor. He consults with
many investment companies and presents his work to academics and professionals
in many forums in the United States and abroad.