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Juliane Proelss, PhD

Assistant Professor, Finance

Office: S-MB 12223 
John Molson Building,
1450 Guy
Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 2242

Professor Dr. Juliane Proelss studied business administration at Katholische Universität Eichstaett-Ingolstadt in Ingolstadt, and completed a postgraduate diploma in commerce at Lincoln University, Canterbury, New Zealand.  In June 2009 she completed a doctorate at European Business School (EBS) in Oestrich-Winkel with a thesis entitled “Strategy Optimization for Alternative Investments”.  During her doctorate, she worked as research assistant at the PFI Private Finance Institute / EBS Finance Academy in Oestrich-Winkel and was responsible for consulting projects as well as the conception of executive education programs.  Furthermore, she gained teaching experience in trainings for the executive education.  She was awarded the titles of Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA), Certified Financial Planner (CFP), Certified Foundation and Estate Planner (CFEP).

In July 2009 Juliane Proelss joined the Risk Management Department of Santander Consumer Finance, Mönchengladbach and was responsible for credit analysis and refinancing.  In November 2012 Juliane Proelss was appointed professor in business administration specialized in financial management at Trier University of Applied Sciences.  In January 2015 she joined Concordia University, Montreal as assistant professor in finance.  She published several articles in the field of modern financing instruments and corporate finance in renowned journals and books.  Her innovative research ideas received competitive research grants from e.g. the Fonds de Recherche du Québec -Société et Culture (FRQSC) and the Education of Good Governance Fund of Autorité des Marchés Financiers of about $200,000. Juliane Proelss is teaching in BSc and MSc university level as well as in executive education programs.


Doctorate (European Business School)

Areas of expertise

  • Alternative Investments

  • Chinese Capital Markets

  • Commodities

  • Corporate Finance

  • Entrepreneurial Finance

  • Fraud

  • Hedge Funds

  • Insider Trading

  • Rare Earth Materials

  • Risk Management

  • Venture Capital

Research activities

Most Important External Research Grants

CAD 148,500 Education and Good Governance Fund of Autoritédes Marchés Financiers on “Corporate Fraud and Illegal Insider Trading”(principal investigator with Juliane Proelss and Thomas Walker, 2016-2019)

CAD   47,126 FRQ-SCApplication on ”Chine: de l’imitation à l’innovation?” (principal investigator,2016-2018)


Working Papers

The Economics of Philanthropy—Evidence from Health Crowdfunding

Proelss, J./Schweizer, D./Zhou,T.

Juliane Proelss (Concordia University); Denis Schweizer (Concordia University); Feng Zahn (Boler School of Business)

The Economic Importance of Rare Earth Elements Volatility Forecasts
Juliane Proelss (Concordia University); Denis Schweizer (Concordia University); Volker Seiler (University of Paderborn)

Refereed journal articles

Do Announcements of WTO Dispute Resolution Cases Matter? Evidence fromthe Rare Earth Elements Market
Proelss, P./Schweizer, D./Seiler, S., EnergyEconomics, 2018, Vol. 73, 1-23.
Mietzner, M./Proelss, J./Schweizer, J., Small Business Economic, 2017, Vol. 50, 375-395.

Polynomial Goal Programming and the Implicit Higher Moment Preferences of Institutional Investors in Hedge Funds
Proelss, J./Schweizer, D., Financial Markets and Portfolio Management, 2014, Vol. 28, 1-28.

Are Portfolio Holdings Affected by Parameter Uncertainty and Ambiguity?
Proelss, J./Schweizer, D., IEB International Journal of Finance, 2011, Vol. 3, 2-37.

Do Institutional Investors Care the Ambiguity of Their Assets? – Evidence From Portfolio Holdings in Alternative Investments
Koziol, C./Proelss, J./Schweizer, D., International Journal of Theoretical and Applied Finance, 2011, Vol. 14, 465-484.

Chapters in handbooks

Haß, L. H./Proelss, J./Schweizer, D. (2013): Alternative Investments, in H. K. Baker and G. Filbeck (editors), Portfolio Theory and Management, Oxford University Press, 314-340.

Proelss, J./Schweizer, D. (2009): Optimal Multi Asset Portfolios, in: G. N. Gregoriou (editor), Value-at-Risk – Alternative Investments, Banking, Insurance and Portfolio Management, Mc Graw Hill, New York, 315-341.

Proelss, J. (2008): Five Entries, in: Encyclopaedia of Alternative Investments, Greg N. Gregoriou (editor), Chapman Hall, U.K.

Proelss, J./Schweizer, D. (2008): Efficient Frontier of Commodity Portfolios, in: F. Fabozzi, R. Füss and D. G. Kaiser (editors): The Handbook of Commodity Investing, John Wiley and Sons, New Jersey, 454-478.

Johanning, L./Proelss, J./ Rosenbusch, A. Ph./Schweizer, D. (2006): Strategy Selection for Hedge Fund and Managed Futures Portfolios using Higher Moments, in: G. N. Gregoriou and D. G. Kaiser (editors): Hedge Funds and Managed Futures – A Handbook for Institutional Investors, Risk Books, London, 301-322.

Participation activities

Refereed conference

2018: Lixin 90thAnniversary Celebration Corporate Finance Workshop (Shanghai, China),International Conference on Global Economy & Governance (Shanghai, China),Operations Research 2018 (Brussels, Belgium), 3rd International Energy FinanceConference (Xi'an, China), 2018 Chinese Economists Society China Conference(Hefei, China), American Marketing Association (New Orleans, USA), 2018 CrossCountry Perspectives in Finance (CCPF) Conference (Guangzhou, China), Digital,Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Finance (Lyon, France), Developments inEntrepreneurial Finance: Crowdfunding, Blockchain, and ICOs (Lyon, France)

2017: Academy of Management(Atlanta, USA), European Academy of Management Conference (EURAM) (Glasgow, UK)(scheduled), FMA (Boston, USA) (2 papers), Northern Finance Association(Halifax, Canada)

2016: World Finance Conference (NewYork City, USA), 2016 Commodity Markets Conference (Hannover, Germany) (2papers), Academy of International Business (New Orleans, USA), FMA (Las Vegas,USA), Strategic Management Society (Berlin, Germany), International AtlanticEconomic Conference (Washington, USA) (2 papers)

2015: Forum for Economists International Commodity Market Workshop (Oslo, Norway), Economics of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (Trier, Germany), 5th Chinese Capital Markets Conference (Winnipeg, Canada)

2014: FMA Annual Meeting (Nashville, USA)

2013: The 3rd Conference on the Chinese Capital Markets (Edinburgh, U.K.)

2010: Eastern Finance Association 46th Annual Meeting (Miami, USA)

2009: Campus for Finance (Vallendar, Germany)

2008: Academy of Economics and Finance, 35th Annual Meeting, Nashville, USA

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