George Athanassakos

George Athanassakos

Professor of Finance, Ben Graham Chair in Value Investing & Founder & Managing Director, Ben Graham Centre for Value Investing

Dr. George Athanassakos is a Professor of Finance and the Ben Graham Chair in Value Investing at Ivey Business School, which he joined in July 2004. He is also the Founder & Managing Director of  The Ben Graham Centre for Value Investing, which he launched in 2006, and the Founder and Managing Director of the Center for the Advancement of Value Investing Education, which he launched in 2008.

He has a BA in Economics and Business Administration from The University of Macedonia, Thessalonica, Greece, and an MA in Economics, an MBA and a PhD in Finance from York University.

The Financial Planning Standards Council has bestowed Dr. Athanassakos with the FP Canada™. Fellow distinction for his outstanding contribution to furthering FPSC’s mission and for advancing the financial planning profession. Dr. Athanassakos is also a Fellow of the Quality Shareholder Initiative at the Law School of George Washington University in Washington, DC. He is the only Canadian to receive this distinction. Dr. Athanassakos‘ contribution to value investing was honoured by Woxsen University which has established the George Athanassakos Chair in Value Investing.

Dr. 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.   

Dr. Athanassakos has published in numerous academic journals and is the author of three books, Derivatives Fundamentals (available through the Canadian Securities Institute), Equity Valuation: A Guide to Discounted Cash Flow and Relative Valuation Methods and Value Investing: From Theory to Practice – A Guide to the Value Investing Process.  Dr. Athanassakos has also written articles for the Financial Post and MoneySense magazine and currently writes, as a guest columnist, about investments and economic and financial topics in  The Globe and Mail, Canada’s largest daily newspaper, and the  Canadian Investment Review. 

You can find he’s latest book here.

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