Haim Kassa

Associate Professor of Finance at the Farmer School of Business, Miami University

Dr. Haim Kassa is an Associate Professor of Finance at the Farmer School of Business at Miami University. He is an expert in the areas of investments and portfolio management. Specifically, his research focuses on empirical corporate valuation and how to best maximize investment return and minimize risk, primarily through factor investing. He is experienced at the design and testing of trading strategies using historical firm level data from the stock, bond, and option markets. Dr. Kassa published his findings in internationally well-regarded journals including Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Banking and Finance, Critical Finance Review, Financial Management (US), and European Financial Management.

Dr. Kassa was a visiting academic scholar at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) during the 2017/2018 academic year. During this period, he collaborated with Commission staff across multiple departments (securities lawyers, financial economists, accountants, and data scientists) and wrote several SEC rule proposals, adoptions, and amendments governing the asset management industry, particularly mutual funds and exchange traded funds (ETFs). He also served as a member of SEC's representative for the Committee on Emerging Risk at the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO), a consortium of financial market regulators with more than 115 jurisdictions.

Dr. Kassa currently teaches undergraduate and graduate level Investment and Portfolio Management courses, and supervises Master's thesis students. Prior to joining Miami University, he taught at University of Cincinnati, University of Utah, and Savannah State University.

Dr. Kassa received his Ph.D. in Finance at the University of Cincinnati.