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Volume 6, No. 16, October 26, 2012
   
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Mark Century

John Teall

John Teall
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New Book Sheds Light on Evolving Securities and Markets

From the American Stock Exchange to the classroom, John Teall, Jackson Tai ’72 Professor of Practice at the Lally School of Management and Technology, has established an extraordinary career introducing trading and financial markets to upper-division undergraduates and graduate students who are planning to work with or as financial traders.

Published by Academic Press (an imprint of Elsevier), a leader in scientific and technical works, Teall’s new book, Financial Trading and Investing, presents concepts, tools, and market details that traders need to succeed in today’s increasingly competitive, international, and technologically oriented markets. The book covers a broad array of topics, including auctions, market microstructure, the roles of information and inventories, behavioral finance, market efficiency, trading algorithms, risk management and arbitrage, and electronic communication networks.

“This book provides an updated discussion of securities markets and concepts in a field that has been evolving dramatically over the past decade,” said Teall. “Trading has taken on increased significance in our economy and commands more resources and technical expertise than ever before, while also representing an ever-increasing source of economic risk.”

At the Lally School, Teall teaches degree candidates in the M.S. in Financial Engineering and Risk Analytics (FERA) program, which offers a balance between an overall understanding of finance and an opportunity to focus on specialized interests. The program provides students with the knowledge and skills to respond to changes and challenges that characterize the fast-moving world of quantitative finance.

M.S. FERA students learn leading financial theory as well as advanced analytical techniques that are keys to success as a financial expert. Students are exposed to emerging concepts, practices, and techniques in the finance industry through rigorous training in empirical research and modeling, using a variety of professional databases and computer software applications.
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Financial Trading and Investing

 

“This book provides an updated discussion of securities markets and concepts in a field that has been evolving dramatically over the past decade. Trading has taken on increased significance in our economy and commands more resources and technical expertise than ever before.”
—John Teall
 

“Faculty associated with the M.S. FERA degree program are actively involved in doing research that aligns with the interests of the students,” explained Teall. “This program has grown tremendously over the last few years due to the increased interest in the program’s relevance to today’s marketplace and its related career opportunities.”

Teall has previously served on the faculties of New York University, Pace University, Dublin City University, and the University of Melbourne, as well as other institutions in the United States, Europe, and Africa. He teaches courses in trading, investments, financial modeling, corporate finance, and financial institutions, and has received several teaching awards. His primary areas of research and publication have been related to corporate finance and financial institutions, with particular emphases on control, regulation, and corporate failure.

Teall is also the author of Financial Market Analytics published by the Quorum Press and Governance and the Market for Corporate Control published by Routledge Press. He is coauthor of Quantitative Methods for Finance and Investments published by Blackwell.

Teall received a Ph.D. in finance from the Stern School of Business at New York University and is a former member of the American Stock Exchange, where he traded equity options as a market-maker. He has consulted with numerous financial institutions including Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, National Westminster Bank, and Citicorp.

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Volume 6, Number 16, October 26, 2012
©2012 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
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