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Juliane Proelss, PhD

Associate Professor, Jacques Ménard-BMO Professor in Capital Markets, Finance

Juliane Proelss, PhD
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
  • Blockchain
  • Chinese Capital Markets
  • Commodities
  • Corporate Finance
  • Cryptocurrency
  • Entrepreneurial Finance
  • Fraud
  • Hedge Funds
  • 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”(co-investigator with Denis Schweizer and Thomas Walker, 2016-2019)

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

Associate Editor

Journal of Sustainable Finance & Investment


Working Paper

[NEW] Leave No Money on the Table: Venture Capitalists' SPAC Exits
Alexander Groh (EMLYON Business School); Juliane Proelss (Concordia University); Aurélie Sannajust (Kedge Business School); Denis Schweizer (Concordia University)

Refereed journal articles

[NEW] Is Bitcoin ESG-Compliant? A Sober Look
Proelss, J./Schweizer, D./Sevigny, S., European Financial Management, forthcoming

[NEW] GameFi - The Perfect Symbiosis of Blockchain, Tokens, DeFi, anf NFTs?
Proelss, J./Schweizer, D./Sevigny, S., International Review of Financial Analysis, Vol. 90

[NEW] The Price of Being Green
Koziol, C./Proelss, J./Roßmann, P./Schweizer, D., Finance Research Letters, 2022, Vol. 50, 1-18

[NEW] CEO Divorce and Firm Operating Performance
Abreha, K.G./ Cserpes, T./Kleindienst, I./Proelss J./Schweizer, D., Academy of Management Discoveries, 2022, Vol. 8 (4) (ABDC Ranking A)

An Explanation for Momentum With a Rational Model Under Symmetric Information — Evidence From the US and Chinese Equity Markets
Koziol, C./Proelss, J., Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, 2021, Vol 70, 1-20

Bad news for announcers, good news for rivals: Are rivals fully seizing transition-period opportunities following announcers' top management turnovers?
Burchard, C./Proelss, J./Schäffer, U./Schweizer, D., Strategic Management Journal, 2021, Vol 42, 579–607

The Economics of Philanthropy—Evidence from Health Crowdfunding
Proelss, J./Schweizer, D./Zhou,T., Small Business Economics, 2021, Vol. 57, 999-1026

China: From Imitator to Innovator?
Proelss, J./Schweizer, D./Zahn, F., Emerging Markets Review, 2020, Vol 42, 1-30

The Economic Importance of Rare Earth Elements Volatility Forecasts

Proelss, J./Schweizer, D./Seiler, V., International Review of Financial Analysis, In Press

Do Announcements of WTO Dispute Resolution Cases Matter? Evidence from the Rare Earth Elements Market
Proelss, J./Schweizer, D./Seiler, S., Energy Economics, 2018, Vol. 73, 1-23.

Hidden Champions or Black Sheep? The Role of Underpricing in the German Mini-Bond Market
Mietzner, M./ Proelss, J./Schweizer, D., Small Business Economics, 2018, 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

2022: Digital, Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Finance (Lyon, France), SFiC Annual Conference on “Sustainability, Climate Change and Financial Innovation” (Dubai, UAE) (2 papers), ENTFIN Conference on Entrepreneurial Finance (Bath, U.K.), Cryptocurrency Research Conference 2022 (Durham, U.K.), Global Research Conference Forum “Sustainable Business Growth Challenges Measures and Solutions in Global Scenario” (Dubai, UAE), 3rd Annual Boca Corporate Finance and Governance Conference (Boca Raton, USA)

2019: Cross Country Perspectives in Finance (JIFMIM-CCPF) Symposium (Jinan, China), Cross Country Perspectives in Finance (JIFMIM-CCPF) Symposium (Balaclava, Mauritius)

2018: Lixin 90th Anniversary Celebration Corporate Finance Workshop (Shanghai, China), International Conference on Global Economy & Governance (Shanghai, China), Operations Research 2018
(Brussels, Belgium), Cross Country Perspectives in Finance (JIFMIM-CCPF) Conference (Guangzhou, China), Digital, Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Finance (Lyon, France), Developments in Entrepreneurial Finance: Crowdfunding, Blockchain, and ICOs (Lyon, France), Infiniti Conference on International Finance 2018 (Poznan, Poland), 2018 Cross Country Perspectives in Finance (JIFMIM-CCPF) Conference (Tanzania)

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

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

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

2014: FMA (Nashville, USA)  

2013: 3rd Conference on the Chinese Capital Markets (Edinburgh, UK)

2010: Eastern Finance Association (Miami, USA)  

2009: WHU Campus for Finance (Vallendar, Germany)

2008: Academy of Economics and Finance (Nashville, USA)

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