Financial Services Forum

College of Management

Research Team

Arindam Bandopadhyaya Ph.D

Chairman, Department of Accounting and Finance/Professor of Finance.
CM Financial Services Forum Director
Telephone: 617-287-7854
Email: arindam.bandopadhyaya@umb.edu

Atreya Chakraborty

Associate Professor of Finance
CM Financial Services Forum Research Associate
Telephone: 617-287-7673
Email: atreya.chakraborty@umb.edu

James Grant

Associate Professor of Finance
CM Financial Services Forum Research Associate
Telephone: 617.287.7713
Email: james.grant@umb.edu

Yu Zhang

Research Assistant
Yu Zhang received her Bachelor of Management (concentration in Financial Management) in June 2011, from Central University of Finance and Economics in Beijing, China. Currently, she is pursuing her MSF at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Her research interests include Corporate Finance, International Finance, and the implications of accounting information for firms’ future performance.

Chris Reece

Chris Reece is an MSA student with a passion for financial literacy. As the President of the Graduate Student Managed Fund, he helps to educate and train other students in using Bloomberg Terminal to make investment decisions. He is working towards the Distinction in Research designation through his master’s thesis on the mispricing of accounting accruals in international markets. After graduation, Chris plans to pursue further education to prepare for a career in academia or as an equity research analyst.

Michelle Gainer

Michelle Gainer received her bachelor of Management degree (concentration in Finance) in June 2010, from National Central University in Zhongli, Taiwan. Currently, she is pursuing her MBA at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Her research interests include Capital Market, Corporate Finance, International Finance, Management and Macroeconomics.

Wenjie Zhong

Wenjie Zhong is currently pursuing Master of Science in Finance at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. She has completed a bachelor's degree in Management (major in Auditing) from Nanjing Audit University in China. Wenjie is interested in International Finance, Corporate Finance, Business Management and Portfolio Investments. She hopes to strengthen her knowledge in accounting and finance, as well as analytical skills through study and research.