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Bhaskaran "Swami" Swaminathan, PhD
Partner & Director, Research, LSV Asset Management
Reiman Advisory Board
Bhaskaran Swaminathan

Biography at a Glance

Dr. Bhaskaran Swaminathan’s research interests include asset pricing, behavioral finance, market efficiency and stock valuation. His work has been published in major academic journals such as the Journal of Finance, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Accounting Research, Financial Analysts Journal, Journal of Business and Journal of Portfolio Management. His work on valuing the Dow has won the Graham and Dodd Award of Excellence from the Association for Investment Management and Research (AIMR).

At Cornell, Professor Swaminathan taught valuation, security analysis, and portfolio management. He was twice selected, “Teacher of the Year” by the 1995 and 1998 graduating class of MBA students. He was also awarded the “EMBA Globe Award for Teaching Excellence” by the 2004 EMBA class and was twice awarded the “Stephen Russell Distinguished Teaching Award” by the 2003 and 2005 Fifth Year MBA Reunion Classes.  In 2015, Swaminathan was awarded the Distinguished Alumni of the Year by the Reiman School of Finance at the University of Denver.



  • PhD, Finance, University of California, Los Angeles
  • MBA, University of Denver
  • BE, Mechanical Engineering, Guindy, Chennia, India