Sergei received a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley, a PhD in Finance from the University of Washington in Seattle, and is currently a tenured professor at McGill University.
He has made presentations at major finance conferences, such as the American, European, and Western Finance Association Meetings, many specialized conventions, as well as university seminars around the world. His work has been published in leading academic journals, including the Journal of Finance, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial Economics, and Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis. It also appeared in practitioner journals and featured in the popular press, such as The New York Times, Reuters, Le Temps (Switzerland), MoneyWeek (United Kingdom), and others.
He is a recipient of some of the most competitive professional awards. He has received the Swiss Finance Institute Outstanding Paper Award for his work on mutual funds, while his refereeing activity is acknowledged with the Outstanding Referee Award by the Editors of the Review of Financial Studies. He has served three four-year terms on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis. He is the founding organizer and currently a co-organizer of the annual World Symposium on Investment Research.
Asset pricing, Cross-listed securities, Fund performance, Market anomalies