Susan Christoffersen joined the Rotman School of Management in 2010. Prior to joining, she was an Associate Professor at the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill and has over twelve years of experience teaching courses on capital markets and corporate finance at the undergraduate and graduate level. In recognition of teaching excellence, she received the Desautels Faculty of Management Teaching Award for Graduate Teaching in 2006.
Professor Christoffersen’s research focuses on mutual funds and more generally on the role of financial institutions in capital markets. Given the topical nature of her research, it has been published in top finance publications such as the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, and the Review of Financial Studies and has been cited in well-known media outlets such as the New York Times, International Herald Tribune, Bloomberg News Service, CBS Marketwatch, and the Wall Street Journal. In recognition of her work, Susan has received several grants from SSHRC, IFM2, and FQRSC and numerous paper awards from various international agencies such as the Q-Group, Bank of Canada, BSI Gamma Foundation, INQUIRE, and the Swiss Finance Institute. In 2005, Susan was awarded the Limited Term Professorship by the Canadian Securities Institute Research Foundation for her current work on mutual fund trading and trading execution.