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Joseph Farizo

Assistant Professor of Finance
Curriculum Vitae

  • Profile
    Joe Farizo is an Assistant Professor of Finance at the Robins School of Business at the University of Richmond. He received a Ph.D. from the Gatton College of Business at the University of Kentucky. He leads courses in investments and conducts research in the areas of corporate governance and financial advisors.
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    • Awards

      2023 Robins School of Business Scholarly Activity Award 

      2023 Robins School of Business Teaching Award

      2022 Robins School of Business Faculty of the Year


    • Presentations

      Where is the Intersection of Madison Avenue and Wall Street? Advertisement, Local Access to Investment Advice, and Stock Market Participation
      Midwest Finance Association (2023)
      University of Richmond (2022)
      Financial Management Association (2022)
      Boulder Summer Conference on Consumer Financial Decision Making Poster Session (2022)
      FINRA and NORC's Joint Access and Impact Conference: Gauging the Participation of Diverse Communities in Capital Markets (2021)
      CFP Board's Academic Research Colloquium Poster Session (2021)
      University of Kentucky (2021)

      (Black)Rock the Vote: Index Funds and Opposition to Management
      Eastern Finance Association (2019)
      Financial Management Association (2019)
      Financial Management Association Doctoral Student Consortium (2019)
      University of Kentucky (2019)
      University of South Carolina (2019)
      The College of New Jersey (2019)
      Towson University (2019)
      Salisbury University (2019)
      University of Richmond (2019)
      The Citadel (2019)
      SEC DERA PhD Student Symposium (2018)

    • Professional Experience

      Postlethwaite & Netterville, APAC (2014)

      TWFG Insurance Services (2010-2014)

    • Institutional Service

      Delta Sigma Pi Faculty Advisor

      Student Managed Investment Fund Faculty Advisor

      Scholars of Finance Faculty Advisor

      Ad hoc reviewer: Journal of Corporate Finance

      Ad hoc reviewer: Corporate Governance: An International Review

  • Selected Publications
    Journal Articles
    C. Mitchell Conover, Joseph D. Farizo & Andrew C. Szakmary (2023) The Low-Risk Effect in Equities: Evidence from Industry Data in an Earlier Time, Financial Analysts Journal, 79:2, 98-119, DOI: 10.1080/0015198X.2022.2158709

    Farizo, Joseph D. "(Black)Rock the vote: Index funds and opposition to management." Journal of Corporate Finance (2022): 102247.

    Dimmock, S., Farizo, J., and Gerken, W., (2020). "Misconduct and Fraud by Investment Managers". In C. Alexander and D. Cumming (Eds.), Corruption and Fraud in Financial Markets: Malpractice, Misconduct, and Manipulation. John Wiley & Sons.

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