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Wolfgang Bessler

Date:18 August 2019
Author:dr. Auke Plantinga
Thesis supervision
Thesis supervision

Dr. Wolfgang Bessler is a thesis supervisor for the MSc Finance program at the University of Groingen. Please check the link to his powerpoint on topics that he like to supervise during the next semester. 

Dr. Wolfgang Bessler is a Professor of Finance and Banking at Justus Liebig University Giessen and a research fellow at the Center for Financial Studies at Goethe University in Frankfurt. He has previously held faculty positions in the USA at Syracuse University and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and at the University of Hamburg in Germany.

He currently serves on the advisory and editorial board of various journals including the European Journal of Finance, JournalofInternational Financial Markets, Institutions & Money, International Review of Financial Analysis and Journal of Multinational Financial Management. He is aboard member of the Midwest Finance Association, the Multinational Finance Society, and the European Shadow Financial Regulatory Committee.

His research interest includes corporate finance corporate and corporate governance as well as financial markets and institutions, securities markets, and portfolio optimization and active and passive asset management. He has published extensively ininternational journals including the Review of Finance, Journal of Financial Stability, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Corporate Finance, European Journal of Finance, and European Financial Management, and European Journal of Operational Research, among others.

He recently published articles on bank risk factors, systematic risk exposures of banks, hedging fixed income securities during the financial crises,hedge fund activism, portfolio optimization, and performance persistence. His current research focus is on corporate governance and the roles of proxy advisor and shares with unequal voting rights.

About the author

dr. Auke Plantinga
dr. Auke Plantinga
dr. Auke Plantinga, Director CIBIF