Ryan Flugum

Assistant Professor of Finance




Education

Ph.D. (Finance), University of Missouri - Columbia; M.A. (Mathematics), University of Northern Iowa; B.A. (Mathematics & Accounting), Mount Mercy University


Teaching Interests

Investments; Fixed Income; Derivatives


Research Interests

Financial Intermediaries; Hedge Funds; Empirical Asset Pricing


Professional Accomplishments

Before pursuing an academic career, Ryan’s professional experience encompassed fixed income and security analysis in his role as an Associate Credit Analyst at Aegon Investment Management. Prior to joining the University of Northern Iowa Finance Department, Ryan was an Assistant Professor of Finance at the University of Tulsa and the primary instructor of the Investment curriculum for the undergraduate Finance and Masters of Finance programs.

Ryan is active in research, reviewing for and publishing in peer-reviewed finance journals. Ryan also regularly participates in national conferences that include the Financial Management Association, Midwest Finance Association, and Southern Finance Association.


Latest News & Views


Panther State
University of Northern Iowa has a higher economic impact on Iowa compared to peer universities

The crisis in college education is hitting campuses around the country hard, and many will not survive.  Some people question if higher education is worth the cost and question which institutions do a good job and are worthy of support. These are hard questions to answer as institutions serve different populations, have various missions, and vary in their definition of success.

1 week 4 days ago
University of Northern Iowa Campus
A COVID-19 'gap year' has significant financial consequences for some business majors

The Covid-19 virus has turned the college experience upside-down as students have been removed from dorms to stop the spread of the disease, and face-to-face classes have been moved to remote delivery.  Potential first-year and transfer students are being encouraged to consider a ‘gap year’ and delay enrollment until the educational environment returns to ‘normal.’

1 month 3 weeks ago
Stock Market
UNIBusiness security analysis class uses Krause Fund to learn real-world trading tools

It’s hard to replicate the feeling of investing in a real portfolio made up of real money. At UNIBusiness, the Krause Fund provides an opportunity for students to do exactly that. It started more than two decades ago, when Bill Krause, the founder of Kum and Go, donated $100,000 to four universities, including UNI, hoping to see them compete on performance.

1 month 3 weeks ago