Andrei Simonov is Professor of Finance at Michigan State University, a CEPR Research Affiliate in the Financial Economics program, Scientific Director of Research Center for Empirical Finance at Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy (Moscow, Russia), J. P. Morgan Visiting Professor of Finance at New Economic School, and a Research Associate in Stockholm International Corporate Governance Institute. He received Ph.D. in Finance from European Institute of Business Administration ( INSEAD, 2000). He also holds Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics from Moscow State University. His research interests include asset pricing, individual portfolio decision and behavioral finance. Andrei is recipient of several grants and awards. He was awarded 2006 EFA/LECG Prize for best paper in Behavioral Finance, 2006 Iddo Sarnat Memorial Award and was one of the winners of BSI Gamma Foundation Research Competition. His work is regularly presented at leading finance conferences including American Economic Association, American Finance Association, Western Finance Association, European Finance Association, CEPR and NBER meetings. His publications appear in leading Finance and Management journals including, among others, Journal of Finance, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Finance, and Management Science. His research has been covered extensively in the popular press, including, among others, The Wall Street Journal, The Times of London, Atlantic Monthly, The Guardian, Globe and Mail, and Dow Jones Market Watch. He is part of investment committee at Deutsche Bank Global Systematic Alpha UCITS fund.