Faculty Director of the Parker Center
Professor of Accounting
Professor Bhojraj's research interests are in the areas of behavioral finance, discretionary disclosure of information by firms, and corporate governance mechanisms. His teaching interests encompass applied portfolio management and financial analysis. Professor Bhojraj received the Apple Award for Teaching Excellence and the Clifford H. Whitcomb Faculty Fellowship, both in 2001, and the Executive MBA Globe Award for Teaching Excellence in 2003. In addition, he received outstanding faculty recognition in the 2003 edition of BusinessWeek's Guide to The Best Business Schools. Professor Bhojraj is certified as a Chartered Accountant and a Cost Accountant.
Breazzano Family Executive Director of the Parker Center
In her role as Executive Director, Lakshmi develops and maintains corporate relationships for the Parker Center, advises students with an interest in asset management careers, and runs several signature events for the Center and Johnson, including the MBA Stock Pitch Challenge, the Women in Investing (WIN) Conference, which she founded in 2010, and the Undergraduate Stock Pitch Challenge, which she initiated in 2011. Prior to assuming her current role, she was an equity analyst at Salomon Smith Barney, now Citi, where she covered the Life Sciences industry. Before obtaining her MBA, Lakshmi was an associate equity analyst at Deutsche Bank where she covered the medical devices industry. Lakshmi is a graduate of Johnson and also obtained her undergraduate degree from Cornell University.
Clinical Professor of Finance and Accounting
Designated Manager, Cayuga MBA Fund, LLC
Scott D. Stewart is a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the Boston Security Analyst Society. Between 2002 and 2012 he was research associate professor in the Finance Department at Boston University School of Management, and Faculty Director of the Master of Science in Investment Management program. Scott joined Boston University following a career in portfolio management running global equity, fixed income and asset allocation money, including 14 years at Fidelity Investments, where he was founder and Equity Group Leader of the $45 billion Structured Investments Group, and earned broad recognition for superior investment performance. He was also Senior Advisor to Equity Research at Fidelity and earlier a portfolio manager at State Street Bank Asset Management Division (now Global Advisors). His research interests include portfolio management techniques, the behavior of institutional investors, equity valuation, management education and the use of technology in finance. He actively speaks at both academic and practitioner conferences, has published articles in The Financial Analysts Journal, Journal of Portfolio Management, and The Financial Review and is coauthor of Running Money: Professional Portfolio Management (2011, McGraw-Hill). Scott actively manages money, consults and teaches courses in investment research and portfolio management. He earned his MBA and Ph.D. in finance at Cornell University, and is a CFA charter holder.
Visiting Lecturer of Finance
Designated Manager, Cayuga MBA Fund, LLC
Chris Meredith is a Senior Portfolio Manager and the Director of Research & Portfolio Management at O’Shaughnessy Asset Management (OSAM). Chris reports to the CEO/CIO, and is responsible for managing the investment activities of the firm. This includes managing the portfolio management team, investment strategy research, and overseeing the firm’s trading efforts. His portfolio management responsibilities include daily model generation, strategy optimization, reviewing account rebalances and trade analysis. On the research side, Chris leads a team of analysts conducting research on new and existing strategies and evaluating the efficacy of new factors. Prior to joining the firm, Chris was a Senior Research Analyst on the Systematic Equity team at BSAM. He was a Director at Oracle Corporation and spent eight years as a technology professional before attending the Johnson School at Cornell University. Chris holds a B.A. in English from Colgate University, an M.B.A. from Cornell University and an M.A. of Financial Mathematics from Columbia University. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst. He lives in Chappaqua, New York with his wife and three children.
In Memoriam - Colleen Homan 1953-2015
We are deeply saddened to announce the unexpected passing of our dear colleague Colleen Homan of the Parker Center for Investment Research on Sunday, August 2, 2015 at her house in Ithaca, New York. Those who knew Colleen knew how much she loved being part of the Johnson family and how immensely proud she was of her work at the Parker Center. Colleen joined Johnson in 1999 and the Parker Center in 2004. Her professional life was characterized by her dedication, hard work, integrity, organizational skill and efficiency. Friends of the Parker Center and generations of Cayuga Fund alumni will remember her as a beloved part of the Parker Center team, always inquiring about their job searches, helping them navigate the resources of the Parker Center and Johnson and organizing many of the Parker Center’s events with great dedication and attention to detail. Colleen will be remembered as a compassionate individual, an outdoor enthusiast, a dog lover, and a keen learner. She will be missed dearly.
Parker Center for Investment Research
Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management
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