Dr. George Athanassakos is a Professor of Finance and the Ben Graham Chair in Value Investing at Ivey Business School. Athanassakos has been ranked among the top 10 researchers in Canada by research published in Financial Management and among the top 10 Canadian professors by the Globe and Mail.
Athanassakos has been honored by The Financial Planning Standards Council for his outstanding contribution to furthering FPSC’s mission and for advancing the financial planning profession. He’s also the only Canadian to be named a Fellow of the Quality Shareholder Initiative at the Law School of George Washington University.
Athanassakos has researched extensively the institutional attributes of the Canadian capital markets, the effect institutional trading and analysts’ forecasts have on stock market performance, stock and bond market anomalies, and bond and equity valuation issues. He has prepared studies on the Canadian capital markets and industry analyses for Greece and Canada. His cases have been published in Canadian Cases in Financial Accounting, Cases in Hospitality Management and Case Research Journal.
Athanassakos has published in numerous journals including Journal of Banking and Finance and the Globe and Mail. He is the Founder and Managing Director of the Center for the Advancement of Value Investing Education. He has a BA in Economics and Business Administration from The School of Industrial Studies of Thessalonica, Greece, and an MA in Economics, an MBA and a PhD in Finance from York University.