Michael Imerman
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  • Degrees
    PhD, Rutgers University
    BS, Rutgers University
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    Credit Risk Modeling, Banking, Financial Regulation, Risk Management, Securitization, FinTech Innovation
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Michael Imerman is a CGU associate professor of finance and previously served as co-director of the MS in Financial Engineering program from 2018 to 2021. During that time, the program’s rankings improved from #14 to #10 according to TFE Times, and from #27 to #22 according to QuantNet. Professor Imerman also developed and founded the Drucker School’s MS in Finance, which focuses on financial innovation and corporate responsibility. That program has recently been named a CFA Institute University Affiliate.

Prior to joining the Drucker School, Imerman was a faculty member at Lehigh University, where he was assistant professor of finance and held the Theodore A. Lauer Distinguished Chair of Investments. Prior to his tenure-track role at Lehigh, he was an NSF-funded postdoctoral researcher at Princeton University.

Professor Imerman’s primary areas of expertise are in credit risk modeling, banking, financial regulation, risk management, structured finance, and financial technology. He has presented on all of these topics at academic conferences, seminars, regulators’ offices, and executive training sessions across the United States and on three different continents. Imerman’s research has been published in highly regarded banking, risk management, and quantitative economics journals. His most recent research examines the impact of technological innovation on financial services, more commonly known as “FinTech.”

Imerman consults regularly with financial services companies, both established and startups, on issues related to technological innovation and risk management. He currently serves on the editorial advisory board of the Journal of Financial Data Science and was previously an associate editor for the Journal of Risk Finance.

Before his career in academia, Imerman worked as an analyst on Wall Street supporting high-grade corporate bond and credit derivatives traders. He received both his PhD in finance and economics and BS in finance from Rutgers University.

Co-authored with Philip Ernst, et al. “Fiscal stimulus as an optimal control problem.” Stochastic Processes and their Applications, (2021).

When Enough is Not Enough: Bank Capital and the Too Big to Fail Premium.” Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting 55, no 4 (2020): 1371-1406.

Co-authored with Thomas J. Chemmanur, et al. “Recent Developments in the FinTech Industry.” Financial Management, Markets and Institutions 8, no. 1 (2020).

Co-authored with Frank J. Fabozzi. “Cashing in on innovation: a taxonomy of FinTech.” Journal of Asset Management 21, no. 3 (2020): 167-77.

Co-authored with Jianqing Fan and Wei Dai. “What does the volatility risk premium say about liquidity provision and demand for hedging tail risk?Journal of Business and Economic Statistics 34, no. 4 (2016):  519-35.

MGT 391 Risk Management
MGT 339 Financial Derivatives
MGT 332 FinTech
MGT 402 Asset Management