Poole professors named editors of The Financial Review

The board of directors of the Eastern Finance Association has selected two professors at the NC State Poole College of Management to serve as the next editors of its peer-reviewed journal, The Financial Review.

Richard Warr and Srini Krishnamurthy, professor and associate professor of finance, respectively, in Poole College’s Department of Business Management, will serve as editors for the next three years, with the option to renew the appointment for a second three years.

“Serving as editors of the peer-reviewed journal is a significant honor for the faculty and the college,” Warr said. With nearly 50 years of publication, “this is one of the oldest finance journals,” he said. The Eastern Finance Association, established in Pennsylvania, celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2014 and typically holds its meetings in the eastern U.S.

Membership to the EFA is open to the international finance community and annual meetings provide an opportunity for academics, doctoral students and practitioners to hear reports on the latest finance research by faculty at colleges and universities throughout the United States and globally.

The journal is published four times a year, with a total of about 25 to 30 research articles annually.

As editors, Warr and Krishnamurthy will process research papers submitted by faculty researchers from its global membership, selecting referees to review the 250 to 300 papers submitted in a typical year and decide which will be included in the journal.
“The bigger picture of what we do is to continue to build the journal’s reputation as a high quality broad finance journal with international appeal,” Warr said. “We are just the latest set of editors, and our job is to ensure that we pass the journal on to the next editors in an even better state than how we inherited it.”

The Finance Journal is accessible online through its publisher’s website – http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1540-6288. Warr and Krishnamurthy have also created a website where faculty will be submitting their papers for consideration and where the editors will curate the published work.

“We intend to start an editor’s blog for discussion of important findings in the papers that we publish,” Warr said. “We want to make the work published in our journal accessible to academics and practitioners alike.”

The previous editors were Bonnie and Robert Van Ness at the University of Mississippi.

About the new editors

Richard Warr received his Ph.D in finance from the University of Florida in 1998. Prior to coming to the NC State University Poole College of Management, he taught at Kansas State University. His research focuses on information transmission in markets, equity valuation, short selling, capital structure, risk management and market microstructure. His publications have appeared in such journals as the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Financial Management, the Journal of Corporate Finance, the Journal of Financial Intermediation, the Journal of Accounting Auditing and Finance. He is on the NC State Poole College graduate faculty and teaches in the area of investments, portfolio management and security analysis. Warr also serves as head of the Department of Business Management at the NC State Poole College of Management.

Srini Krishnamurthy received his undergraduate degree in chemical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India. Subsequent to receiving his MBA from the Indian Institute of Management at Ahmedabad, India, he worked with Deutsche Bank AG and ANZ Grindlays Bank Plc as a foreign exchange and money market trader. Krishnamurthy was responsible for managing the bank’s foreign exchange exposure and its bond portfolio, and for providing risk management advice to corporate clients. He obtained his Ph.D. in finance from Tulane University in New Orleans, La.

Krishnamurthy’s primary research interests are corporate finance and in investments and capital markets. His research papers have been published in the leading finance and accounting journals and presented at major conferences and universities, both in the U.S. and abroad, and his research has been featured in major newspapers such as LA Times and Barron’s. He is on the NC State Poole College graduate faculty and teaches advanced corporate finance and equity analysis and a course that manages the college’s SunTrust Wolfpack Focus Fund.

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