|Levon Goukasian is a Professor of Finance
and the Will Singleton Chair in Finance at Pepperdine University.
He holds a B.A. from Yerevan State University, Armenia, M.S., M.A. and a Ph.D. from The University of Southern California,
Dr. Goukasian has taught finance at Pepperdine for eight years. Before joining Pepperdine, he taught at USC, and was a
senior hedge specialist at the Risk Management Department of Countrywide Financial Corp.
He has also been a consultant to various organizations in the
field of Financial Risk Management and Asset Management.
Goukasian has made research contributions in several fields
including optimal portfolio allocation, monetary policy impact on asset
prices, and corporate social responsibility.
His latest projects include papers in
optimal contracting problems, the importance of investment
strategy, and optimal asset allocation.