Moshe A. Milevsky, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Finance at the Schulich School of Business at York University and the Executive Director of the Individual Finance and Insurance Decision (IFID) Centre in Toronto, Canada. He has a Ph.D. in Finance (1996), an M.A. in Mathematics and Statistics (1992), and a B.A. in Mathematics and Physics (1990).
The focus of his teaching, research, and consulting work is in the interplay between financial risk management and personal wealth management. In teaching his Ph.D., M.B.A. and B.B.A. courses at York University, he has worked as a consultant for a variety of global companies in the financial services sector and has lectured widely on the topics of pensions, investments and, personal wealth management.
His clients have included ScotiaMcleod, AIM/Trimark, Investors Group, Merrill Lynch, Bank of Montreal, CIBC-Wood Gundy, Manulife Financial, American International Group (AIG), AXA Group, Keyport Insurance, Fortis Group, Ibbotson Associates, TIAA-CREF Institute, National Life, Industry Canada, Standard Life, American Express Financial Advisors, MassMutual Financial, and the State of Florida.
Professor Milevsky has published over 30 scholarly research articles and is the co-editor of the Journal of Pension Economics and Finance, which is published by Cambridge University Press. He is also the author of the Canadian best-seller Money Logic: Financial Strategies for the Smart Investor (Toronto: Stoddart, 1999); the U.S. book The Probability of Fortune: Financial Strategies with the Best Odds (Toronto: Stoddart, 2000); and Wealth Logic: Wisdom for Improving Your Personal Finances (Toronto: Captus Press, 2003). His innovative research has been cited in Business Week, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Barron’s, Fortune and Money Magazine, and he currently writes a periodic column for the National Post Business Magazine.
Professor Milevsky was born in Toronto, but grew up in Latin America, the United States, and the Middle East, and thus brings a unique multicultural perspective to his teaching and research. Professor Milevsky is an avid soccer player and opera connoisseur, and he currently lives in north Toronto with his wife, Edna, and three daughters, Dahlia, Natalie, and Maya. You can visit Professor Milevsky’s website at: www.milevsky.net
Aron A. Gottesman, Ph.D.
Professor Gottesman has taught graduate and undergraduate courses on investment analysis, derivative securities, and the theory of capital markets, and he has presented corporate seminars on finance and risk-related topics. He has consulted extensively to both private corporations and the Government of Canada in the areas of portfolio analysis, insurance, and banking. Professor Gottesman has also created online courses for the financial services industry.
He has received a number of awards, research grants, and scholarships, including a research grant and doctoral fellowship from the Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). In 2001 he received an award for the best paper on financial institutions at the Northern Finance Association Meetings.
Professor Gottesman’s research interests include financial markets, financial intermediation, and asset pricing. He has published a number of refereed journal articles, including publications in the Journal of Financial Markets, Financial Review, The American Economist, and the Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, and is co-authoring a biography of Paul Samuelson for Jorge Pinto Books. Professor Gottesman has also presented academic papers at numerous professional meetings and seminars, and he has co-authored columns in Buyside Magazine and In the National Interest.
Professor Gottesman is a professionally trained musician. He lives in New Jersey with his wife, Ronit, daughters Libby Leah and Tzipora Genendel, and sons, Yakov Tzvi and Raphael Yehuda. You can visit Professor Gottesman’s website at: www.arongottesman.com