Sean Cleary

Sean Cleary is the BMO Professor of Finance and Director of the Master of Management in Finance, Smith School of Business, Queen's University. Dr. Cleary holds a Ph.D. in finance from the University of Toronto, an MBA, is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder, and is Chair of Awards for the Toronto CFA Society. He has also completed the Professional Financial Planning Course (PFPC), the Canadian Securities Course (CSC), as well as the Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) Mutual Fund Course.

Dr. Cleary has taught numerous university finance courses, including Capital Markets, Financial Institutions, Investments, Introductory Finance, Corporate Finance, and Mergers and Acquisitions. He has taught courses and delivered seminars in many preparatory programs designed to prepare students to write exams for all three levels of the CFA program and the CSC for the past 10 years.

He is co-author of Introduction to Corporate Finance, First and Second Editions, John Wiley & Sons Canada Limited (2007, 2010). This text is co-authored with Laurence Booth from the University of Toronto, and is an Introductory Canadian Finance text that was written from "scratch." He is the Canadian author of the first three editions of the textbook, Investments: Analysis and Management, by W.S. Cleary and C.P. Jones, with John Wiley & Sons Canada Limited (1999, 2004, 2008). He co-authored another introductory finance textbook, Finance in a Canadian Setting (Sixth Edition), with Peter Lusztig and Bernard Schwab, both of the University of British Columbia, published in 2001 by John Wiley & Sons Canada Limited. He is also the sole author of The Canadian Securities Exam Fast Track Study Guide, First, Second and Third Editions (2001, 2006, 2009), also published by John Wiley & Sons Canada Limited.

Dr. Cleary has published numerous research articles in various journals including: the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, the Journal of Banking and Finance, the Journal of Multinational Financial Management, the Journal of Financial Research, the International Journal of Managerial Finance, the Canadian Investment Review, and the Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences, with his publications having been cited over 300 times. He has received three major research grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) totaling approximately $250,000. He regularly serves as a reviewer for many of the top finance journals; reviews research grants, tenure and promotion applications at other universities; and, has served as an external assessor for PhD students defending their theses. He has also prepared chapters for professional courses and delivered seminars for the Canadian Securities Institute.

Sean frequently appears in the media on television, on the radio and in the newspapers.