May 1, 2006
BEL Salutes Professor Neil Pearson
Today Professor Neil D. Pearson was given the Harry A. Brandt Distinguished Professor in Financial Markets and Options chair. To borrow language from Dean Avijit Ghosh's e-mail announcement,
" Professor Pearson, who joined the College in the Department of Finance in August 1995 as an assistant professor, is one of the country’s leading academic experts in the field of financial economics, particularly the growing sub-field relating to futures and options, derivatives trading and financial risk management. His research in this area is universally regarded for its creativity, its high quality and for the impact it has had on the discipline. In recognition of his excellent scholarship, the College appointed Professor Pearson as an IBE Fellow in Finance in 2002.
The Harry A. Brandt Distinguished Professorship in Financial Markets and Options was established in 1987 by a gift from Harry A. Brandt to provide academic leadership, in the area of financial markets and options. A 1956 graduate of the College of Business, Harry Brandt served as the President of Brandt and Associates in Chicago, a firm specializing in processing transactions for options traders. The College is extremely grateful to Harry and Sharon Joyce Brandt for their support."
We join the Dean in congratulating Professor Pearson. He is one of BEL's regulars--often doing research on the Bloomberg terminal.