Arun Narayanasamy

Assistant Professor

Arun Narayanasamy

CBB 313

(319) 273-6312

Arun Narayanasamy

Assistant Professor


Ph.D. (Finance); M.S. (Quantitative Finance); M.A. (Economics); M.S. (Computer Science Engineering) - University of Texas at Arlington; B.E. (Computer Science Engineering) - University of Madras

Teaching Interests

Real Estate; Derivatives; Investment; Corporate Finance

Research Interests

Arun researches in the areas of behavioral finance, corporate finance, empirical asset pricing and real estate. One focus of his research is on the impact of market as well as investor sentiment on asset pricing. Another focus of his research has been the impact of political connections on firm value and executive behavior. Arun is currently studying the long-run and short-run relationship between various assets and the impact of sentiment on various corporate activities.

Professional Accomplishments

Prior to joining UNI faculty, Arun was an Associate Professor and Program Director of Finance at Brenau University. He was responsible for the entire curriculum of the undergraduate Finance and MBA Finance programs at Brenau University. Before returning back to academia, Arun’s professional experience encompassed working on the trading floor as a structuring as well as load forecasting quant in the Energy Sector. He also advises multiple start up companies in his role as an advisor. He also advises the Rho Epsilon Club at UNI. In addition to his teaching, Arun is also a certified treasury professional.

Arun is active in research and regularly participates in national conferences that include the Financial Management Association, Southwestern Finance Association, Southern Finance Association, and Midwestern Finance Association. He has also served as a referee for various Finance journals.