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Book Authored by Rensselaer Lally School Professor Sheds Light on Evolving Securities and Markets

  John Teall

John L. Teall

From the American Stock Exchange to the classroom, John Teall, Jackson Tai ’72 Professor in Practice at the Rensselaer Lally School of Management, 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.

In a leading publisher of scientific and technical works, Academic Press – an imprint of Elsevier, his 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 (ECN).

“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.”

  John Teall

At the Lally School, Teall teaches degree candidates in the M.S. in Financial Engineering and Risk Analytics (FERA) program. This is a unique, interdisciplinary program that 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 cutting-edge financial theory as well as advanced analytical techniques that are key 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.

“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, 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 was awarded his 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.


Published: October 3, 2012

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