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

Scholarly Contributions

Presentation

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