John D. Finnerty is Professor of Finance and the former Director of the Master of Science in Quantitative Finance Program at Fordham University's Graduate School of Business. Professor Finnerty received the Gladys and Henry Crown Award for Faculty Excellence in 1997. He is also Managing Principal of Finnerty Economic Consulting, LLC, a litigation support and valuation firm based in New York City. Professor Finnerty has served as the Chair of the Trustees, President, and Director of the Eastern Finance Association, as the President and Director of the Fixed Income Analysts Society in New York City, as Editor of Financial Management, and as Editor of FMA Online. He is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Portfolio Management.
Professor Finnerty's writings and teaching have focused on the analysis and valuation of securities, especially fixed income securities, complex derivative products, mortgage-backed securities, and asset-backed securities. His has published 13 books, including Corporate Financial Management, 3rd ed. (Prentice Hall), Project Financing, 2nd ed. (Wiley), and Debt Management (Harvard Business School Press). He has published more than 90 papers, 50 of which are published in refereed journals or law reviews, including Management Science, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Portfolio Management, and Journal of Risk.
Professor Finnerty has spent most of his business career in the financial services industry having previously worked for the investment banking firms Morgan Stanley, Lazard Frères, McFarland Dewey, and Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zukin. Following his career in investment banking, he worked in valuation and litigation support as a non-audit Partner in the PricewaterhouseCoopers Financial Advisory Services Group and as a Managing Principal of Analysis Group, Inc.
Professor Finnerty received a Ph.D. in Operations Research from the Naval Postgraduate School, an M.A. in Economics from Cambridge University, which he attended as a Marshall Scholar, and a B.A. in Mathematics from Williams College.