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Ian Rakita, PhD, CFA

Associate Professor, Finance
Director of Goodman Institute of Investment Management


Ian Rakita, PhD, CFA

Dr. Rakita joined the Department of Finance in 1993 after extensive industry experience. He spent 1997-1998 teaching at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, where he received a commendation for teaching excellence. His research interests are in the microstructure of new and secondary equity offerings as well as the resolution of capital rationing problems under uncertainty.

Dr. Rakita has published articles in Multinational Finance, Engineering Economist, The Canadian Investment Review and the Journal of the Operational Research Society. He has presented papers at conferences organized by the Financial Management Association, Multinational Finance, the Northern Finance Association of Canada as well as the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada where he also won an award for best paper.

Dr. Rakita is the only two-time winner of the Gold Prize for outstanding paper awarded in an annual contest sponsored by the Montreal Society of Financial Analysts. He completed the requirements for the Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 2001.


PhD (Concordia University), CFA

Areas of expertise

  • Capital markets
  • Firm valuation
  • Initial public offerings
  • Market microstructure
  • Options
  • Portfolio management
  • Seasoned equity offerings

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