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The Driehaus Center for Behavioral Finance is led by a team of practitioners and academics who use their expertise and connections to foster new insights about the psychological aspects of investing.

  • Jim Valentine

    James Valentine, Executive Director

    James Valentine brings experience as a top equity research analyst and author to his teaching and leadership roles at DePaul. In addition to serving as executive director of the center, Valentine teaches investment classes.

  • Jim Valentine

    Hongjun Yan, Chair

    A highly respected teacher and scholar specializing in behavioral finance, Hongjun Yan studies the psychological aspects of financial decision-making. His research focuses on asset pricing in the presence of frictions, including market imperfections and bounded rationality.

  • Jim Valentine

    Werner De Bondt, Founding Director

    Werner F.M. De Bondt is a finance professor and economist who studies the psychology of financial decision-making. He is one of the founders of the field of behavioral finance and the founding director of the Driehaus Center for Behavioral Finance at DePaul.


Advisory Board

  • Eli Boufis, CFA
    Co-Founder & Executive Principal
    Driehaus Private Equity
  • Edwin Ciskowski (MAC ’95), CPA
    Senior Portfolio Analyst
    Wells Capital Management, Inc.
  • Erik Davidson (DBA 19), CFA
    Chief Investment Officer
    Wells Fargo
  • Thomas Digenan (MST ’91), CFA, CPA
    Head of U.S. Intrinsic Value Equities
    UBS Asset Management Inc.
  • Linnea Gandhi
    Founder, BehavioralSight
  • Frank J. Haggerty Jr. (MBA ’02), CFA
    Portfolio Manager
    Duff & Phelps Investment Management Co.
  • Diane Mustain (BSC ’81, MBA ’85), CFA
    Portfolio Manager
    Harris Associates, L.P.
  • Joseph Silich (BSC ’92)
    Managing Director
    Morgan Stanley
  • Michael Valentinas (BSC ’00), CPA
    Portfolio Manager
    Advisory Research, Inc.