Cleary, Sean

Professor & Bank of Montreal Professor of Finance

Sean Cleary, CFA is the BMO Professor of Finance, Smith School of Business, Queen’s University. Dr. Cleary holds a Ph.D. in finance from the University of Toronto, as well as an MBA. He is a CFA charter holder, and is a former member of the Board of Directors for the Toronto CFA Society and the Atlantic Canada CFA Society (where he served as President). He is co-author of Introduction to Corporate Finance, first four editions, John Wiley & Sons Canada Limited, (2016, 2013, 2010, 2007), and 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 is also the sole author of The Canadian Securities Exam Fast Track Study Guide, four editions - (2013, 2009, 2006, 2001), 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, Financial Management, the Journal of Banking and Finance, the Journal of Financial Research, etc., with his publications having been cited over 1,700 times. He has received several major research grants totaling over $700,000. He is an Associate Editor for two finance journals and regularly serves as a reviewer for many of the top finance journals. He also serves as a consultant and expert witness in cost of capital and capital market issues. Sean serves regularly as an expert financial consultant, and frequently appears in the media on television, on the radio and in the newspapers.

  • Specialty: Capital Markets, Investments, Corporate Finance
  • Subject: Finance
  • Room: Goodes Hall Room 362 East Wing
  • Phone: 613-533-3384
  • Extension: 33384
  • Fax: 613-533-2321
  • Email:
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