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 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. 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), Money Observer (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 is currently serving his third term on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis. For more than a decade, he has been co-organizing the biennial Global Asset Management Conference, and now he is involved in organizing the annual World Symposium on Investment Research.


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.