Professor Dr. Olaf Stotz holds a Professorship of Asset Management since
Diploma in Industrial Engineering and Management from University of Karlsruhe in 1995. MSc in Corporate and International Finance from University of Durham/ UK in 1996. Between 1996 and 2001 Mr. Stotz worked in the financial services industry. His last position at the institutional Asset Management Devision of Union Investment involved the responsibility for equity and portfolio research and the management of the product development team.
Between 2002 and 2003 he worked as a research associate at the University of Aachen (chair of Prof. Dr. Rüdiger von Nitzsch). PhD in Finance in 2003 on "Active Portfolio Management based on Mispricings in Risk Premia". His PhD thesis was awarded by the 1st price of the "Deutsches Aktieninstitut" and the "Acatis Value Preis". Between 2003 and 2008 Mr. Stotz was assistant professor of Finance at the University of Aachen. He finished his Habilitation (Venia Legendi in Economics and Business Administration) in 2008 ("Essays on Financial Markets").
The research interests of Mr. Stotz are Asset Management, Empirical Finance, Asset Pricing, and Behavioral Finance. His research has been published by various academic journals, has been discussed in the financial press and is applied in the financial industry.