Faculty members participating in the Center

donna-rapaccioliDr. Donna M. Rapaccioli is Dean of the Gabelli School of Business at Fordham University, where she holds the rank of University Professor.

As an administrator, Dean Rapaccioli has earned a reputation for creating academic programs that emphasize applied learning, a global perspective, interdisciplinary thinking, and strong ties with industry. Her philosophy centers on business with purpose, grounded in the Jesuit-influenced principle that commerce should advance society in a greater way.

Dean Rapaccioli’s research interests lie in the area of earnings management and international accounting; she has published articles in academic journals and practitioner outlets and is the co-author of two book chapters. In her role as professor, Dean Rapaccioli was selected by students to receive the outstanding teacher award. She has consulted for and lectured on accounting and finance topics at numerous financial institutions in New York City and serves as a director on the board of GE Asset Management Mutual Funds.

She earned her bachelor of science degree in business administration from Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business and her master’s degree and PhD in accounting from New York University’s Stern School of Business.

sris-chatterjeeSris Chatterjee holds the Gabelli Chair in Global Security Analysis in Gabelli School of Business, where he is a full professor in the finance and business economics area.

Professor Chatterjee has taught a variety of courses, including Mergers and Acquisitions, Principles of Modern Finance and Behavioral Finance, at the undergraduate, graduate and executive MBA levels. In 1995, he received Fordham’s Gladys and Henry Crown Award for Faculty Excellence at the graduate school.

Professor Chatterjee got his undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Kharagpur and his postgraduate diploma in management from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta. He received his MPhil and PhD from Columbia Business School. Before joining the Fordham faculty, Professor Chatterjee taught at the State University of New York at Buffalo, Rutgers University and Columbia University. He has taught in the Key Training Program at UBS Wealth Management, where he participated in curriculum development and in writing training material. He also has taught in executive MBA programs at other schools.

Widely published, Professor Chatterjee’s main research interest is corporate finance. His work has been showcased in the Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Financial Management and Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis.

an-yanAn Yan is a professor of finance at the Gabelli School of Business, as well as associate dean of research and faculty development, and co-director of the Center for Research in Contemporary Finance.

Professor Yan received his undergraduate degree from Tsinghua University, China, and his PhD in finance from Boston College. His main research interest is in theoretical and empirical corporate finance. He has published his research in the Journal of Financial Economics, the Review of Financial Studies, the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis and other significant academic outlets.

nusret-cakiciNusret Cakici is a professor of finance at the Gabelli School of Business. He previously taught at Arizona State University and at the City College and Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He was a visiting professor of finance at Columbia Business School during the 2005-2006 year and has taught at Rutgers University and at Odense University, Denmark.

Professor Cakici received his PhD from Baruch College in 1989. He has published more than 30 papers in finance journals, including the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Empirical Finance, Financial Management, Journal of Banking and Finance, Financial Analysts Journal, Journal of Futures Markets, Journal of Financial Engineering, Journal of Computational Finance, Journal of Fixed Income and Risk. His research addresses issues in derivatives, corporate finance, international finance, risk management and investments. He is conducting research on investment strategies, cross-section of expected returns and value at risk.

jim-kellyJames Russell Kelly the director of the Gabelli Center for Global Security Analysis, is a lecturer in finance at the Gabelli School of Business, where he teaches courses in value investing and global investments. He is also the faculty advisor to Fordham University’s Student Managed Investment Fund, through which Gabelli School of Business undergraduates invest $1 million of Fordham’s actual endowment in a variety of domestic and international asset classes.

Professor Kelly has more than 30 years of experience in the international capital markets, including senior-level positions in international securities sales and trading at Merrill Lynch, where he was vice president of institutional sales; Deutsche Bank Securities, as senior vice president and manager of the international fixed-income sales and trading department; and Auerbach Grayson & Co., as executive vice president of equity emerging markets. While at Deutsche Bank, he also served as marketing director of Deutsche Bank Research, the bank’s macroeconomic research institute.

Professor Kelly holds a BA in economics from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from Columbia Business School.

mario-diFioreMario DiFiore is an assistant dean at the Gabelli School of Business and an adjunct professor. Dean DiFiore teaches Behavioral Finance in the value-investing program and has also taught business courses at New York University, Pace University, the State University of New York and Baruch College of the City University of New York. In addition, he teaches compliance and risk management for Euromoney’s financial training division.

Prior to joining Fordham, Dean DiFiore had an established career on Wall Street and at the Federal Reserve. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Fordham College and an MBA from the Gabelli School of Business.

michael-gattoMichael A. Gatto is a partner at Silver Point Capital, an $8.5 billion hedge fund that specializes in distress-debt investing. An adjunct professor at Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business, he teaches a course on fixed income and special-situation investing.

After joining Silver Point in 2002, he became its first non-founding partner in 2003. Today, he is the head of the firm’s restructuring group where he oversees a team responsible for driving and negotiating in- and out-of-court corporate restructurings. He also oversees the C&I business, which purchases distressed loans backed by hard real-estate assets. He is a senior member of the flagship fund’s credit committee.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Gatto was a senior member of Goldman Sachs’ special situations investing business. He also designed and delivered credit-training programs for loan officers of North American and European financial institutions and served as director of global training at Citibank.

Mr. Gatto earned a bachelor’s degree in economics at Cornell University and holds an MBA from Columbia Business School. He is a CFA Charterholder and has served on several corporate boards, including Specialty Retailer, Party City and the Macau gaming company New Coati Investments.

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