Pauline Shum Nolan, PhD, Founder & CEO
28 years of experience in financial research and data science
24 years as Professor of Finance and building professional programs
18 years of experience in institutional investment and portfolio analytics
Winner of the 2011 and 2019 CFA Toronto Society Hillsdale Investment Management Research Award
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Pauline's financial research has been cited in top peer-reviewed journals, such as: the Journal of Finance, American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Economic Literature, Journal of Monetary Economics, Journal of Economic Theory, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Economica, Management Science, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Economics Dynamics and Control, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Risk and Insurance, Journal of Cultural Economics, and Economics and Politics, among others.
Panelist, "Fintech: Implications for Financial Research and Education"
Northern Finance Association Annual Conference, Vancouver, 2019
Speaker, "Leveraged ETF Rebalancing"
Conference on Exchange Traded Products: Blessing or Curse, Financial Markets Research Centre, Nashville, 2018
Panelist, "ETFs & The Investment Process Roundtable-An Institutional Perspective"
Mackenzie Financial Institutional ETF Symposium, Toronto, 2018
Panelist, "Ask Me Anything: About AI"
Workhaus | Toronto AI Social Mixer, Toronto, 2018
Panelist, "Wealth-tech Panel: Using Disruptive Technologies to Extract Alpha Values for Clients"
Machine-Learning Fintech Conference II, Toronto, 2018
Panelist, "Fintech and Business Education"
Rotman Finhub Launch event at the University of Toronto, 2017
Moderator, "The Hunt for Alpha"
AIMA Investor Forum Conference, Montreal, 2017
Panelist, Fintech Forum
6th Americas Competitiveness Exchange, hosted by the Ministry of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development, 2016
Discussant of "The Multiple Facets of ETF Investing: a Worldwide Analysis"
Bank of Canada - Rotman Liquidity Risk in Asset Management Conference, 2015
Panelist, "The Rise of ETFs"
Canadian Trading and Investing Summit, Toronto, 2015
Keynote speaker, "ETFs and Women in Finance"
Canadian launch of the global organization, Women in ETFs, hosted by National Bank Financial, 2014
Speaker, “Liquidity Improvement and Exchange Traded Funds”
ETF Roundtable, Canadian ETF Association, Toronto, 2013
Speaker, “Exchange Traded Funds: Lessons from the North American Experience”
Presented to senior executives from the world’s largest bank: ICBC, Toronto, 2012, 2013
Speaker, "Leveraged ETF Rebalancing and Intraday Share Price Volatility"
Chicago Quantitative Alliance (CQA), Chicago, 2012
Quant Invest Canada Conference, Toronto, 2012
Panelist, "Back to Basics: How to build portfolios with ETFs"
11th Canada Cup of Investment Management, Toronto, 2012
Speaker, "The Long and Short of Leveraged ETFs: the Financial Crisis and Performance Attribution"
European Financial Management Alternative Investment Conference, Toronto, 2011
European Financial Management Annual Meetings, Barcelona, 2012
Speaker, "Evaluating the Performance of Leveraged ETFs: Decomposing the Tracking Errors"
Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC), 2010.