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Horstmeyer, Derek

Academic Unit:Finance
Position:Assistant Professor
Phone:703-993-9761
Office Location:Enterprise Hall, Room 221
Office Hours:Office Hours: MT 2:00 – 3:00 and by appointment
Research Interests:
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Executive Compensation
  • Corporate Governance
  • Board of Directors
  • Hedge Fund Activism
  • Mutual Fund and ETF Performance
Education:
  • PhD - Finance & Business Economics, University of Southern California
  • MS - Financial Mathematics,  Stanford University
  • BS - Mathematics with Specialization in Economics, University of Chicago
Profile:

Derek Horstmeyer is an Assistant Professor of Finance for the School of Business, whose research focuses on boards/directors, ETF & mutual fund performance, and hedge fund activism. He is a regular contributor to the Wall Street Journal (monthly column) and has published in the Quarterly Journal of Finance, Managerial Finance, and other mainstream business publications. He also developed and currently leads the first student-managed investment fund at GMU, where the top students in Finance are tasked with deciding all trades and the complete management of an all-equity portfolio at GMU.

Research and Awards:

Presented at DCMV Private Equity Summit, "The Career Consequences of Being a Dissident Director," 2018

Presented at the Financial Management Association Annual Meeting, "The Career Consequences of Being a Dissident Director," 2018

Presented at the Southern Finance Association Annual Meeting, "The Career Consequences of Being a Dissident Director," 2018

Presented at The Federal Reserve - Washington DC, "The Career Consequences of Being a
Dissident Director," 2017

Presented at the International Conference on Economics, Finance and Management, "The Career Consequences of Being a Dissident Director," 2017

Presented at American University, "The Career Consequences of Being a Dissident Director," 2017

Presented at European Accounting Association, "When Do Governance Mechanisms Matter Most?," 2016

Received a Summer Research Award from George Mason University School of Business.

Received a Teaching Award from George Mason University School of Business in 2015.

Received a University Service Award from George Mason University in 2015.

Recipient of GMU Summer Research Grant Award (one of six each 10K), 2015

Dean's Award for Outstanding Professor in Finance, 2015

Dean's Award for Outstanding Teaching in Finance, 2014

Working Papers:
  • The Career Consequences of Being a Dissident Director, 2018 (R&R at JFQA)
  • Beyond Independence: CEO Influence and the Internal Operations of the Board, 2018 (forthcoming at Quarterly Journal of Finance)
  • A Dissident in our Midst, 2018
Media Clippings:

December 5, 2018—WalletHub
Best Credit Cards for Students

November 19, 2018—Watchdog
Report: U.S. Corporations Pay 77 Percent Higher Tax Rate than Top 1 Percent of Consumers


November 7, 2018—WalletHub
Corporate Tax Rate Report

November 4, 2018—The Wall Street Journal
The Case Against Having a Bond-Heavy Retirement Account

October 29, 2018—Zacks Investment Research
ETFs vs. Mutual Funds, Rising Rates, Market Volatility & More

October 25, 2018—PBS Newshour
5 Things You Need to Know About U.S. Investments in Saudi Arabia

October 8, 2018—ETF Trends
7 Stock ETFs to Play a Rate-Increase Cycle

September 11, 2018—The Wall Street Journal
The Best Investment in Case of Inverted Yield Curve 

May 6, 2018—The Wall Street Journal
Impatient Investors Get Caught in the 'Return Gap'

April 5, 2018—The Wall Street Journal
Ethical Investing Thrives When There's 'Bad' News

February 4, 2018—The Wall Street Journal
Zero-Fee ETFs (or Even Negative) are on the Horizon

February 16, 2017—basicincome.org
How Basic Income Ends the Poverty Trap