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Sunil Wahal, Ph.D.


Sunil Wahal, Ph.D., is the Jack D. Furst Professor of Finance and Director of the Center for Investment Engineering at the W.P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University. Before joining the ASU faculty in 2005, Dr. Wahal served on the faculty at Emory University and Purdue University.

His research focuses on short- and long-horizon investment strategies (momentum, profitability and others), trading issues (trading algorithm design, trading costs and high-frequency trading), and delegated portfolio management and asset allocation for large institutional investors. His work covers public equities, fixed income and private equity. He has published extensively in The Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, The Review of Financial Studies and numerous other journals.

He serves as a consultant to Avantis Investors and was previously a consultant to Dimensional Fund Advisors (2005-2019) and AJO Partners. He sits on the investment committees of several registered investment advisors. He is also a regular speaker at academic and practitioner conferences and has given numerous presentations to sovereign wealth funds, endowments, foundations, family offices, defined-benefit plans, defined-contribution plans, and registered investment advisors.

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