Robert Jalali
Faculty Profile

Robert Jalali

Research Expertise:  Empirical asset pricing, real estate finance, option-pricing and portfolio theory

Lecturer Robert Jalali is a visiting scholar at the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business, where he is conducting research for his doctoral dissertation. He recently published articles on asset price dynamics for the 2014 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting and has other finance and business publications in the UK and in Korea.

Jalali has lectured on option-pricing, corporate finance, valuation and real estate finance for Judge Business School and the department of Land Economy at the University of Cambridge. He has been a guest lecturer for the executive education program at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Previously, Jalali managed the proprietary trading fund for Homefree Brokers LLC, which is a vertically integrated real estate company that he founded in 2005. With over 15 years of experience, Jalali has specialization in trading options and futures markets. Jalali has founded several other companies, both in the U.S. and in France and has worked as a financial consultant to the World Bank with international missions to Hungary, the Czech Republic and British Guyana.

Jalali is completing his Ph.D. at the University of Cambridge. He received his M.Fin. from the University of Cambridge Judge Business School, and his MBA from George Washington University. He holds a B.S. in aeronautical studies from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.