Amit Goyal is the Swiss Finance Institute Professor of finance at the University of Lausanne. Formerly on the faculty of the Goizueta Business School at Emory University (USA), he holds a Ph.D. in Finance from UCLA (USA). His main research interests are in empirical asset pricing, portfolio optimization, and pension funds. He is a regular speaker at leading finance conferences worldwide, and his research papers have been published in the top academic journals in finance including the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, and the Review of Financial Studies. He is currently on the editorial board of the Review of Finance.