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Professor Alexander Ljungqvist, New York University

Professor Alexander Ljungqvist holds the Ira Rennert Chair of Finance and Entrepreneurship at New York University 

Professor Alexander Ljungqvist holds the Ira Rennert Chair of Finance and Entrepreneurship at New York University's Stern School of Business. He also serves as Editor of the Review of Financial Studies, Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research in London, Senior Academic Fellow of the Asian Bureau of Financial and Economic Research in Singapore, and Fellow of the Research Institute of Industrial Economics in Stockholm. His research interests include corporate finance, corporate governance, investment banking, IPOs, entrepreneurial finance, private equity, venture capital, and asset pricing. He has published articles in these areas in all leading scholarly journals, including the Journal of Political Economy, the Journal of Finance, the Review of Financial Studies, and the Journal of Financial Economics. In 2011, he was honored with the Kauffman Prize Medal. The recipient of several teaching awards, Dr. Ljungqvist teaches an MBA class in new venture financing, a PhD seminar in corporate finance, and executive courses in venture capital, private equity, and investment banking. He has previously taught at Harvard Business School, Oxford University, Cambridge University, and London Business School. Currently, Dr. Ljungqvist serves on the Nasdaq Listing Council and on the World Economic Forum’s Council of Experts on Alternative Investments.

Professor Marti G. Subrahmanyam, New York University

Professor Marti Subrahmanyam

Marti G. Subrahmanyam is the Charles E. Merrill Professor of Finance and Economics in the Stern School of Business at New York University. He holds degrees from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, and the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, and a doctorate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Professor Subrahmanyam has published numerous articles in leading academic journals and books in the areas of corporate finance, capital markets and international finance. He has been a visiting professor at leading academic institutions around the world.Professor Subrahmanyam currently serves on the editorial boards of many academic journals and was the founding editor of the Review of Derivatives Research. He has won many teaching awards including New York University’s Distinguished Teaching Medal.He has served as a consultant to several institutions around the world. He also sits on the boards of several companies, in Asia, Europe and North America, and has served as an advisor to international and government organizations.

Professor Maureen O'Hara, Cornell University
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Maureen O’Hara is the Purcell Professor of Finance at the Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University. She holds degrees from the University of Illinois (B.S. Economics), and Northwestern University (M.S. Economics and Ph.D. Finance), and Honorary Doctorates from Facultés Universitaires Catholiques à Mons (FUCAM), Belgium and Universität Bern, Switzerland. Professor O'Hara's research focuses on issues in market microstructure. She is the author of numerous journal articles as well as the book Market Microstructure Theory (Blackwell: 1995), and she is co-editor of the book High Frequency Trading: New Realities for Traders, Markets, and Regulators (Risk Books: 2013). Her most recent research looks at the role of toxicity in affecting liquidity in high frequency markets. A past President of the American Finance Association, Dr. O'Hara publishes widely on a broad range of topics including banking and financial intermediaries, law and finance, and experimental economics. Professor O’Hara is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Investment Technology Group, Inc. (ITG), a global agency brokerage firm, and she serves on the Board of Directors of NewStar Financial, a commercial finance company, where she is on the audit and governance committees. She also serves on the Board of Trustees of Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association (TIAA-CREF). She is a member of the CFTC-SEC Emerging Regulatory Issues Task Force (the “flash crash” committee), the Global Advisory Board of the Securities Exchange Board of India (SEBI), and the Advisory Board of the Office of Financial Research, U.S. Treasury. She was recently named to Institutional Investors’ Trading Technology 40, a list of the top innovators and managers in the field. She has consulted for a number of companies and organizations, including Facebook, Microsoft, Merrill Lynch, Credit Suisse, the New York Stock Exchange, the International Securities Exchange, Bristol-Meyers Squibb, and the World Federation of Exchanges.

Professor Tarun Chordia, Emory University

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Tarun Chordia is the R. Howard Dobbs Professor of finance at the Goizueta Business School, Emory University. He received his Bachelors from the Indian Institute of Technology, an M.S. in Chemical Engineering and an M.B.A from Tulane University, and his PhD from UCLA.  Prior to his doctoral studies, he worked for Citibank, Mumbai as a relationship and credit manager in the Financial Institutions Group. Professor Chordia’s research spans a diverse area of financial economics. His research interests include financial institutions, asset pricing, and market microstructure. He has a number of publications in the area of liquidity and its impact on security prices. He is the managing editor at the Journal of Financial Markets. Professor Chordia’s teaching interests include investments, financial institutions, fixed income and the introductory corporate finance class.