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James Valentine

  • Senior Instructor and Executive Director, Driehaus Center for Behavioral Finance
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  • Department of Finance & Real Estate
  • 312-362-8826
  • 1 E. Jackson Blvd.
    DePaul Center 5500
    Chicago, IL 60604

Academic Degrees

DBA, Kellstadt Graduate School of Business, 2021
MS, Finance, University of Iowa, 1992
BS, Management, Northern Illinois University, 1988


James Valentine brings experience as a top equity research analyst and author to his teaching and leadership roles at DePaul. Major North American investor polls ranked him among the top three in his sector for 10 consecutive years, and Forbes magazine identified him as one of the top three among all 2,000 U.S. sell-side analysts. As director of training for Morgan Stanley’s Global Research department, he shared his expertise by implementing a new international global training program for 500 analysts.

He is the author of the book “Best Practices for Equity Research Analysts,” and founder of AnalystSolutions, a firm that helps analysts improve their stock picking. At DePaul, he is an award-winning teacher of investment classes and he oversees a center that explores the psychological aspects of investing. Valentine earned his Doctorate in Business Administration at DePaul, a master’s degree in finance from the University of Iowa, and a bachelor’s degree in management from Northern Illinois University.​