Edwin J. Elton

Edwin J. Elton is a Nomura Professor of Finance at the Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University.

Professor Elton has authored or coauthored eight books and over 110 articles. The eighth edition of his book, Modern Portfolio Theory and Investment Analysis, is the standard textbook used in most leading graduate schools of business. His collected works in investments are published in three volumes: two by MIT Press, and one volume by World Scientific.

Professor Elton is a former president of the American Finance Association (1996). He received the Graham Dodd award for research in investments and the James Vertin Lifetime Achievement Award from the Financial Analyst Federation, and was named Distinguished Scholar by the Eastern Finance Association. He is a fellow of the American Finance Association and the Institute for Quantitative Analysis.

He was formerly co-managing editor of The Journal of Finance. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of the American Finance Association and an associate editor of Management Science. Professor Elton has served as a portfolio theory and investment management consultant for many major financial institutions in Asia, Europe, and the United States. He has been a senior research fellow at the International Institute of Management in Berlin, visiting scholar at the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management (EIASM) in Brussels and at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.