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William Goetzmann

Edwin J. Beinecke Professor of Finance and Management Studies  
Faculty Director of the International Center for Finance

William N. Goetzmann is an expert on a diverse range of investments. His past work includes studies of stock market predictability, hedge funds and survival biases in performance measurement. His current research focuses on alternative investing, factor investing, behavioral finance and the art market. Professor Goetzmann has written and co-authored a number of books, including Modern Portfolio Theory and Investment Analysis (Wiley, 2014), The Origins of Value: The Financial Innovations that Created Modern Capital Markets (Oxford, 2005), The Great Mirror of Folly: Finance, Culture and the Crash of 1720 (Yale, 2013) and most recently, Money Changes Everything: How Finance Made Civilization Possible (Princeton, 2016). He teaches portfolio management, alternative investments, real estate and financial history at the Yale School of Management.

K. Geert Rouwenhorst

Robert B. and Candice J. Haas Professor of Corporate Finance
Deputy Director of the International Center for Finance

Professor Rouwenhorst specializes in international finance and asset pricing. His research interests include business cycle theory, the empirical tradeoff between risk and return in developed and emerging stock markets, and portfolio choice. His recent work examines hedge fund strategies, mutual fund settlement, commodity investments, and the history of financial innovation.

Bryan Kelly

Professor of Finance
Faculty Associate Director of the International Center for Finance

Bryan Kelly is Professor of Finance at the Yale School of Management, a Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research, Associate Director of SOM’s International Center for Finance, and a consultant for AQR Capital Management, LLC. Professor Kelly’s primary research fields are asset pricing and financial econometrics. He is interested in issues related to volatility, tail, and correlation risk in financial markets, predictive methods in high dimensional systems, banking sector systemic risk, financial intermediation, and financial networks.

Leigh Ann Clark


Leigh Ann has been with ICF since 2008 directing the administration, business operations, and program activities of the Center. Prior to joining ICF, Leigh Ann spent over 13 years in the banking industry in commercial acquisitions and student lending.

Isabella Dueñas

Assistant Director

Isabella joined the ICF team in May 2022.  She coordinates conferences and events for the Center and finance faculty.  Isabella also writes for the ICF Blog, creates and distributes the ICF Newsletters, manages ICF social media, and maintains the ICF website.

Milad Nozari

Research Coordinator

Milad is the Research Coordinator for the ICF and is responsible for supporting all phases of empirical research at the Center.  He carries out a range of analytical activities in support of academic financial research, develops solutions for research needs and creates models and tools for ICF research projects. Milad received his Ph.D. in Finance from Bocconi University where he did research on the alternative investments, asset pricing, and financial econometrics.  Previously, he was a visiting scholar at the Yale School of Management.  He also has a business and engineering background.