Hamdi Driss

Assistant Professor
Sobey School of Business
Finance Info Sys and Mgmt Science

Faculty Member Information

Interests

Credit Rating Agencies; Financial Analysts; Hedge Funds; Mergers and Acquisitions; Initial Public Offerings; Behavioral Finance

Education

Ph.D., Finance, York University, 2014
M.S., Financial Engineering, Laval University, 2007

Academic Work Experience

2014 - Present, Assistant Professor of Finance, Sobey School of Business, Saint Mary's University
2011 - 2012, Instructor of Finance, Schulich School of Business, York University

Non-Academic Work Experience

2007 - 2008, Senior Analyst, National Bank of Canada

Membership

2014 - Present, Northern Finance Association (NFA)
2011 - Present, American Finance Association (AFA)
2011 - Present, Financial Management Association International (FMA)

Honours

SMUWORKS Saint Mary’s University - 2014
AFA Doctoral Student Travel Grant American Finance Association (AFA) - 2011
Trimark Doctoral Scholarship York University - 2008
IFM2 Scholarship Laval University - 2006
CIRPEE-Laval Scholarship Laval University - 2005
Industrial Alliance Scholarship Laval University - 2004
CFA Institute Scholarship CFA Institute - 2004

Teaching: Course / Program Development

2014/02 - Present, MFIN 6664: Corporate Finance
2014/02 - Present, FINA 3361: Business Finance II

Scholarly Contributions

Journal Articles

Driss Hamdi, Bae Kee-Hong, Roberts Gordon. "Do Credit Rating Agencies Inflate Their Ratings? A Review", Journal of Financial Transformation (Spring - 2017)
Driss Hamdi, Massoud Nadia, Roberts Gordon. "Are Credit Rating Agencies Still Relevant? Evidence on Certification from Moody’s Credit Watches", Forthcoming, Journal of Corporate Finance (Spring - 2016)

Presentation

Driss Hamdi, Massoud Nadia, Roberts Gordon. "Are Credit Rating Agencies Still Relevant? Evidence on Certification from Moody’s Credit Watches", 2015 IFABS Conference, University of Oxford (Spring - 2015)
Driss Hamdi, Massoud Nadia, Roberts Gordon. "Are Credit Rating Agencies Still Relevant? Evidence on Certification from Moody’s Credit Watches", 2015 Friday Seminar, Saint Mary's University (Spring - 2015)
Driss Hamdi, Massoud Nadia, Roberts Gordon. "Are Credit Rating Agencies Still Relevant? Evidence on Certification from Moody’s Credit Watches", 2014 NFA Meeting, Ottawa (Spring - 2015)
Driss Hamdi, Massoud Nadia, Roberts Gordon. "Are Credit Rating Agencies Still Relevant? Evidence on Certification from Moody’s Credit Watches", 2014 MFA Meeting, Orlando (Spring - 2015)
Driss Hamdi, Massoud Nadia, Roberts Gordon. "Are Credit Rating Agencies Still Relevant? Evidence on Certification from Moody’s Credit Watches", 2013 FMA Meeting, Chicago (Spring - 2015)

Other Publications

Driss Hamdi, Bae Kee-Hong, Roberts Gordon. "A Double Rating Standard in the Corporate Bond Market: Evidence from a Canadian Rating Agency" (Spring - 2015)

Service: Professional or Disciplinary

Ad-hoc Referee, Journal of Corporate Finance 2016/01 - Present
Ad-hoc Referee, Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences 2014/01 - Present