Viral V. Acharya is a Professor of Finance at London Business School since Fall 2001 and a Research Fellow of the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR). He holds a Ph.D. in Finance from Stern School of Business, New York University and a Bachelor of Technology in Computer Science and Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai. His research interests are in the regulation of banks and financial institutions, corporate finance, valuation of corporate debt, and asset pricing with a focus on the effects of cash management and liquidity risk. He has published articles in the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Business, and Financial Analysts Journal. He is the recipient of Best Paper Award in Corporate Finance - Journal of Financial Economics, 2000, Best Paper Award in Asset Pricing – Journal of Financial Economics, 2005, Best Paper Award in Equity Trading - Western Finance Association Meetings, 2003, Outstanding Referee Award for the Review of Financial Studies, 2003, and the inaugural Lawrence G. Goldberg Prize for the Best Ph.D. in Financial Intermediation.
Marti G. Subrahmanyam is the Charles E. Merrill Professor of Finance and Economics in the Stern School of Business at New York University. He holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, a post-graduate diploma in Business Administration from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and a doctorate in Finance and Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Professor Subrahmanyam has published numerous articles and books in the area of corporate finance, capital markets and international finance. He has been a visiting professor at leading academic institutions in Australia, England, France, Universita Guido Carli LUISS, Rome, Italy, Singapore Management University and Churchill College, Cambridge University.
He has served as a consultant for several corporations, industrial groups and financial institutions in the U.S., Europe, Asia and Latin America. He also sits on the boards of several companies including the ICICI Bank Ltd.(NYSE:IBN), Infosys Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ:INFY),Metahelix Life Sciences (P) Ltd, Nomura Asset Management Inc, and the board of advisers of Apollo Management L.P. He serves as an advisor to international and government organizations including the Securities and Exchange Board of India. He has taught extensively on executive programs in more than twenty countries around the world.
Professor Subrahmanyam currently serves or has served as an Associate Editor of the European Financial Management, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Business and Accounting, Journal of Finance, Management Science, Journal of Derivatives, Journal of International Finance and Accounting, and Japan and the World Economy. He is the Editor of an academic journal specializing in derivative securities and markets entitled Review of Derivatives Research. His research interests include valuation of corporate securities, options and futures markets, equilibrium models of asset pricing, market microstructure and the term structure of interest rates. He has published several papers in these areas in many of the leading international journals in economics and finance, including Econometrica, The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics and The Review of Financial Studies. His recent books include Recent Advances in Corporate Finance (Irwin, 1985) and Financial Options: From Theory to Practice (Dow Jones-Irwin, 1992). He is currently working on a new book, Interest Rate Derivative Products.
Professor Subrahmanyam has won several teaching awards including, most recently, New York University's Distinguished Teaching Medal in 2003.