The Big and the Small Picture
Join Dr. Cristian Tiu, Chair of the Department of Finance and an Associate Professor of Finance at UB, to learn about financial crises in general, and focus on the COVID-19 crisis from the perspective of financial markets. Cristian will address a few of the effects of the crises on performance of investment managers, on personal finances as well as on higher education.
About Cristian Tiu
Cristian Tiu is the Chair of the Department of Finance and an Associate Professor of Finance at UB. He is also the current Academic Director of the MBA program at UB. Cristian is interested in determinants of performance for non-standard institutional investors such as university endowment funds and hedge funds. He published in outlets such as the Review of Financial Studies, Mathematical Finance or the Journal of Investment Management and presented his work at venues such as the American Finance Association or the Western Finance Association meetings, or at practitioner events such as the Global ARC. He is a member of the Investment Committee of the University at Buffalo Foundation, an $800+ million university endowment, and an academic adviser to GersteinFisher, a People’s Bank investment company. Cristian is an expert in endowment management, including aspects related to governance, compensation, integration with the university as well as investments, and consulted for a variety of dedicated organizations such as UTIMCO, Perella Weinberg or TIAA.
Cristian is a member of the American Finance Association, the Western Finance Association, the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges and a TIAA Institute Fellow.