Cristian Ioan Tiu

Chair, Dean's Faculty Fellow 
Associate Professor of Finance
Department of Finance
School of Management
University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY 14260
(716) 645-3299

Cristian Tiu  is the Chair of the Department of Finance and an Associate Professor of Finance at University at Buffalo.  He is also the current Academic Director of the MBA program at the University at Buffalo. Cristian is interested in determinants of performance for non-standard institutional investors such as university endowment funds and hedge funds. He published in outlets such as the Review of Financial Studies, Mathematical Finance or the Journal of Investment Management and presented his work at venues such as the American Finance Association or the Western Finance Association meetings, or at practitioner events such as the Global ARC. He is an associate editor of the Asia-Pacific Journal of Financial Studies, a member of the Investment Committee of the University at Buffalo Foundation, an $800+ million university endowment, and an academic adviser to GersteinFisher, a New York investment company. Cristian is an expert in endowment management, including aspects related to governance, compensation, integration with the university as well as investments, and consulted for a variety of dedicated organizations such as UTIMCO, Perella Weinberg or TIAA.

Cristian is a member of the American Finance Association, the Western Finance Association, the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges and a TIAA Institute Fellow.