Associate Professor of Professional Practice
We live in world characterized by rapid and accelerating change. Technology is lowering the cost of information and modern telecommunications is making that information available virtually everywhere at a moments notice. Technology has brought advances in manufacturing productivity and safety by turning over repetitive and dangerous tasks to robots.
Technology is extending its reach beyond the manufacturing floor and moving into the office. Software is now automating routine accounting, legal, payment systems, communication, etc. activities. Machine learning is automating low impact decisions. Multiplied millions of time, it is having a huge impact on how companies operate.
It’s no longer enough to know the facts. One must identify the critical facts and draw insightful conclusions. Professor Guthner's mission is to teach young minds how to think and conquer challenges presented by the rapid changes presented by technology and globalization.
His research interests include Option Analytics, Investment Decision Making, Risk Management and Financial Technology, particularly in how it applies to store of wealth, payments systems and Internet of Things. He is directly involved with the RBSFinTechLab, which gives students the opportunity to work with the financial technology of the future. He is also an advisor to the Blockchain Hub, which is a student led club that brings FinTech experts into the classroom.
Outside the classroom, he is a volunteer at the CFA Institute where he is responsible for grading CFA Exams, Standard Setting (setting the passing score), and was a member of the Education Advisory Board. The EAB advises the Board of Directors on strategic initiatives and defines the curriculum for both CFA candidates and charter holders. IN addition, he discusses financial market activity in real time on this blog, theOptionsEdge.Com.
You can follow Professor Guthner on twitter: @MGuthner @theOptionsEdge
The University of Michigan
- PhD Candidate, Financial Economics
- MBA, Finance 1986
- BSE (ME) – Mechanical Engineering, 1981
- cum laude
- Member of Tau Beta Pi Honorary Society of Mechanical Engineers
Publicly Trade Venture Capital Funds: Implications for Institutional “Fund of Funds” Investors
By David J. Brophy and Mark W. Guthner The University of Michigan
Journal of Business Venturing 3, 187-206, ©1988
McGraw-Hill Professional: Quantitative Analytics in Debt Valuation & Management
John Wiley & Sons: The Options Edge