Longtime Zarb faculty member Dr. Ahmet K. Karagozoglu, PhD was recently installed as the C.V. Starr Distinguished Professor in Finance and Investment Banking in recognition of his extensive scholarship achievements and contributions to Hofstra University.
Dr. Karagozoglu received the Dean’s Research Award in 2000 and in 2012, Dean’s Service Award in 2007, and the Distinguished Teacher of the Year Award in 2009. Dr. Karagozoglu was keynote speaker at the 11th Shanghai Derivatives Market Forum in 2014, and at the second Turkish Derivatives Conference in 2010. He also received the inaugural research grant of the Washington, D.C.-based Institute for Financial Markets in 2010, and earned Bloomberg Global Product Certification in 2008.
For more than 12 years, he has served the founding academic director of the Martin B. Greenberg Trading Room, one of the most sophisticated academic trading rooms in the world. Dr. Karagozoglu is also director of the Hofstra chapter of the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) and serves as the faculty advisor for the student organizations, Hofstra Quants & Traders (HQT) and ALPFA, an organization that promotes leadership through experiential development and mentoring from senior corporate executives.
His research has been published in various peer-reviewed journals such as Review of Finance, Journal of Futures Markets, Journal of Portfolio Management, Financial Review, Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, Journal of Fixed Income, and the Journal of Risk Model Validation. Dr. Karagozoglu has presented research papers at numerous national and international conferences of such organizations as the Financial Management Association, Eastern Finance Association, Multinational Finance Society, International Association of Financial Engineers, and the Euro Working Group on Financial Modeling. He has presented at the Asia-Pacific Futures Research Symposium in Hong Kong, and at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission in Washington, D.C. Dr. Karagozoglu’s current primary research interests are in the areas of financial derivatives, risk management, algorithmic trading, financial modeling, market microstructure, and quantitative finance.
The C.V. Starr Distinguished Professorship in Finance and Investment Banking was established in 2004 by the Starr Foundation, supporting its ongoing relationship with Hofstra and acknowledging the critical discipline of investment banking operations and capital raising.