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Roger M. Edelen
Associate Professor of Management

Teaching Field and Research Expertise: Finance

Associate Professor Roger Edelen’s primary research interest is institutional investing. Much of his work has focused on the influence of operational and organizational factors on mutual fund performance, particularly relating to funds’ trading practices and shareholder flow. His research also includes the role of agency conflicts in secondary-market trading, and pricing dynamics in primary security offerings. His teaching interests are investments and derivative securities.

Before to coming to UC Davis, Edelen was assistant professor of finance at Boston College and the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He also gained four years of experience in the investment management industry, acting as director of research at ReFlow Management, a mutual fund liquidity service provider; director of enhanced equity strategies at Mellon Capital Management; providing litigation and financial product development consulting; and options trading with O’Connor and Associates, a Chicago-based market making firm (now UBS).

He holds a Ph.D. in finance from the University of Rochester, and an MBA and B.S. in mathematics from the University of Texas at Austin.