Gjerji  Cici

Associate Professor and Thomas L. Owen Professor of Finance

Area: Economics & Finance
Phone: (757) 221-1826
Email: [[m|gjergji.cici]]
Office: Miller Hall 3090
CV: {{http://mason.wm.edu/faculty/documents/cici_2018w_cv.pdf, PDF}}


Gjergji Cici is the Thomas L. Owen Professor of Finance and Associate Professor at the Raymond A. Mason School of Business of the College of William and Mary. Professor Cici is also a Research Fellow at the Centre for Financial Research at the University of Cologne, Germany. He received his Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management. After receiving his doctorate, he became Associate Director of Research for Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) at the Wharton School of Business.

Professor Cici's current research interests include portfolio performance evaluation, agency issues in the mutual fund and hedge fund industry, and behavioral finance. His research has been published in The Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Real Estate Economics, Journal of Financial Intermediation, and Journal of Banking and Finance. His paper on the pricing practices of mutual funds won the Society of Quantitative Analysts Award for the best paper in quantitative investments at the Western Finance Association 2008 Conference. Professor Cici's research has been featured in more than 30 articles in the business press, including the Financial Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Barron's, Bloomberg, and Pensions & Investments.

Areas of Interest/Expertise
  • Portfolio performance evaluation
  • Institutional investors
  • Agency issues in the mutual fund industry
  • Behavioral finance
Selected Publications

The Investment Value of Mutual Fund Managers’ Experience Outside the Financial Sector, 2018, (with Monika Gehde-Trapp, Marc-André Goericke, and Alexander Kempf), Review of Financial Studies, Accepted.

Speed of Information Diffusion within Fund Families, 2017, (with Stefan Jaspersen and Alexander Kempf), Review of Asset Pricing Studies 7, 144-170.

Are Financial Advisors Useful? Evidence from Tax-Motivated Mutual Fund Flows, 2017, (with Alexander Kempf and Christoph Sorhage), Review of Finance 21, 637-665.

The Valuation of Hedge Funds’ Equity Positions, 2016, (with Alexander Kempf and Alexander Puetz), Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis 51, 1,013–1,037.

The Prevalence of the Disposition Effect in Mutual Funds' Trades, 2012, (solo author), Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis 47. 795-820.

The Performance of Corporate-Bond Mutual Funds: Evidence Based on Security-Level Holdings, 2012, (with Scott Gibson), Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis 47, 159-178.

Can Fund Managers Select Outperforming REITs? Examining Fund Holdings and Trades, 2011, (with Jack Corgel and Scott Gibson), Real Estate Economics 39, 455-486.

Missing the Marks: Dispersion in Corporate Bond Valuations across Mutual Funds, 2011, (with Scott Gibson and John Merrick), Journal of Financial Economics 101, 206-226.

Does Motivation Matter When Assessing Trade Performance? An Analysis of Mutual Funds, 2007, (with Gordon Alexander and Scott Gibson), Review of Financial Studies 20, 125-150.

View my research on my SSRN author page

Research Papers on SSRN.

Recent Coverage in the Business Press

The Tax Advantages of Those Who Seek Financial Advice, Reuters, March 30, 2016.

A Margin for Error in Hedge-Fund Filings, Wall Street Journal, December 30, 2011.