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Malek Lashgari

Prof Lashgari

Professor of Finance and Chair of the
Department of Economics, Finance and
Phone: 860-768-4655, Room 412G


FIN 630/FIN 430
Investment Analysis

FIN 632/FIN 432
Portfolio Management

FIN 620
Cases in Finance

FIN 725
Derivative Securities





I received my Ph.D., and M.Phil., degrees in Business Administration from the Graduate School of Business, New York University (NYU), in 1978, currently referred to as Stern Schools of Business. I was granted the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation in September 1997.
I have been teaching on a full time basis in the areas of investments, and corporation finance since 1978. I was an NYU Scholar-in-Residence in 1990 during my first academic sabbatical leave, and a Visiting Associate at Yale in 1997 during my second sabbatical leave. My name has appeared in the 1998 edition of Who's Who Among America's Teachers; The Best Teachers in America Selected by the Best Students, as well as in Who's Who in Finance and Industry, 2000-2001. I was the winner of the Barney Excellence in Research Award, 2001, and became a member of the Beta, Gamma, Sigma, 2001. I have been teaching on a full time basis at the University of Hartford since 1980.

Ph.D., Finance, New York University, (Stern) Graduate School of Business, 1978, M.Phil. New York University, (Stern) Graduate School of Business, 1978, M. B. A., University of New Haven, 1973, B. S., Economics, University of Tehran (Iran), 1969, Chartered Financial Analyst ( CFA ), September 1997

Research Interests:
Performance of business enterprises and professionally managed investment portfolios as well as socially responsive investments, evolving global capital markets and corporate governance, retirement planning.

Selected Scholarship:
”An Investment Portfolio Design for an Educational Endowment  Fund; The Role of Human Capital.”   Journal of Applied Business and  Economics,  Volume 11, No. 1, pp. 43-58, 2010.

“Portfolio Pension Planning and Assessment Process,” Journal of the International Academy for Case  Studies, Vol. 11, No. 1, 2005, pp. 25-40.

“Information Content of U.S. Treasury Inflation-Indexed Bonds,” International Advances in Economic Research,  Vol. 6, No. 3, August 2000, pp. 520-530.

“An Information-Based Test of Dependence in Share Prices: Evidence from the Frankfurt and New York Stock   Exchanges,” Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, Vol. 2, No. 2, 1992, pp. 89-112.

“Information From Successive Changes in Gold and Silver Prices During Phases of the Business Cycles,”  Journal of Economics and Finance, Vol. 16, No. 2, summer 1992, pp.13-30.

Professional Activities:
Member, the CFA Institute and the Hartford CFA society.

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