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Vyacheslav Fos

Assistant Professor of Finance

Educational Background

PhD, Finance, Columbia University, 2011
M.Phil., Philosophy in Finance, Columbia University, 2009
M.A., Economics, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, 2005
B.A., Economics, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, 2000

Positions Held

Assistant Professor of Finance, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2011 to present

Recent Publications

Fos, V., Margarita, T. Forthcoming. Shareholder Democracy in Play: Career Consequences of Proxy Contests. Journal of Financial Economics

Agarwal, V., Fos, V., Jiang, W. 2013. Inferring Reporting-Related Biases in Hedge Fund Databases from Hedge Fund Equity Holdings. Management Science, 59: 1271-1289

Kuznitz, A., Kandel, S., Fos, V. 2008. A Portfolio Choice Model with Utility from Anticipation of Future Consumption and Stock Market Mean Reversion. European Economic Review, 52: 1338-1352

Honors and Awards

List of Teachers Rated as Excellent by Their Students, University of Illinois, 2013
Best Paper Award, Affi Spring International Conference, 2013
TCW Best Paper Award, China International Conference in Finance, 2013
PhD Candidate Award for Outstanding Research, SAC Capital, 2011
Paul and Sandra Montrone Doctoral Fellowship, Columbia Business School, 2009-2010

Service Activities

Presenter, WFA, 8th World Congress of the Bachelier Finance Society, Rothschild Caesarea Center 11th Annual Conference, Drexel Academic Conference on Corporate Governance, Columbia Corporate Governance around the World, European Winter Finance Summit, ASU Sonoran Winter Finance Conference, NBER Law and Economics, Tuck School of Business, 2014
Discussant, EFA, 2013
Discussant, LBS Corporate Finance Conference, 2013
Discussant, UNC's Roundtable for Junior Faculty in Finance, 2013
Presenter, TAU Finance Conf, Kellogg, UNC’s Roundtable for Jr. Faculty in Finance, 10th Annual Corporate Finance Conf at Wash U, Georgia State, EFA, U of Oregon Finance Conf, Affi Spring Int'l Conf, CEPR European Summer Symposium (x2), CICF (x2), WFA, UT Sydney, UNSW, U of Sydney, 9th Annual Cowles General Equilibrium Conf, Kellogg, Columbia, 9th Annual NYU/Penn Conf on Law & Finance, UIUC, AFA, 2013
Referee, Finance Research Letters, 2013
Referee, Journal of Financial Intermediation, 2013
Referee, Review of Financial Studies, 2012-2013
Discussant, China International Conference in Finance, 2012, 2013
Referee, Journal of Finance, 2011-2013
Discussant, 5th Annual Private Equity Findings Symposium at London Business School, 2012
Discussant, NFA, 2012
Committee Member, Utah Winter Finance Conference, Shmuel Kandel Award for Best Student Paper, 2012
Presenter, Chicago Booth Junior Finance Symposium, Liquidity and Arbitrage Trading (GFRI), NFA, Tsinghua International Corporate Governance Conference, Summer Finance Conference at IDC, CICF, SoFiE and NCER Volatility Modeling and Financial Decision Making Conference, UIUC, 2012
Presenter, NFA, WFA (x2), UC Davis Symposium on Financial Institutions & Intermediaries, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, University of Houston, Harvard Business School, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Toronto, Southern Methodist University, UC Davis, UC Berkeley, 2011
Presenter, Columbia, CRSP Forum, FMA, Tel Aviv University, 2nd Annual Conference on Hedge Funds, Centre d’Innovation Financière, 2010

Teaching and Research Interests

Financial Markets, Corporate Governance, Empirical Corporate Finance


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