Sergei Sarkissian is an Associate Professor of Finance at the Faculty of Management of McGill University in Montreal and a Visiting Professor at the University of Edinburgh. He has also been a Visiting Professor at the Yerevan State University and a Visiting Scholar at the University of Amsterdam and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. In research, he focuses on asset pricing, cross-listed securities, fund performance, and market anomalies. 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 the Faculty's Doctoral Student Society Best Advisor Award.


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, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, and Management Science. It also appeared in practitioner journals and featured in the popular press in North America and Europe, such as The New York Times, Reuters, Le Temps (Switzerland), MoneyWeek (United Kingdom), 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 has served three four-year terms on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis. He is the founding organizer and currently a co-organizer of the annual World Symposium on Investment Research. Among his main internal services are being the past Finance Area Coordinator and the present Director of the Faculty's PhD Program.


A native of Armenia, he graduated with honors from School #55 and Polytechnic Institute in Yerevan. He then received a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley and a PhD in Finance from the University of Washington in Seattle.