Lubar Faculty and Staff
G. Kevin Spellman
G. Kevin Spellman
Lubar Hall S442
Phone: (608) 334-2110

G. Kevin Spellman

Lecturer, Finance
Director, Investment Management Certificate Program

Ph.D., Accounting and Finance (Field of Study: Behavioral Finance), Durham University (UK)
M.S., Finance, University of Wisconsin-Madison
B.S., Finance, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
Chartered Financial Analyst

Areas of Expertise
Dr. Spellman's recent academic pursuits have been in investments, including security analysis through portfolio management. His research focuses on issues related to behavioral finance, investment strategy, and asset pricing. Dr. Spellman has developed a model to explain over- and under-reaction in different performance settings. He has taught various courses in financial management, investments, CFA review, and forensic accounting, and he has directed/led student investment programs at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, IE Business School (in Madrid), University of Wisconsin-Madison, and The Ohio State University. He has also helped start programs and been a board member of student funds at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and Dayton University, and he has taught at Durham University (UK).

Professional Activities
Dr. Spellman has been involved in professional money management since 1994. He has worked at various firms on the buy-side and sell-side of Wall Street. His experience crosses most asset classes (private equity, international equity, domestic equity, real estate, etc.), investment styles (contrarian, value, growth, momentum), and types of analysis (quantitative, fundamental, economic/strategic, behavioral). He has been an analyst, portfolio manager, and director of research. He continues to consult for various sell-side and buy-side investment firms in the area of behavioral finance. He is a member of the Financial Management Association, the CFA Institute, and has been a member of various CFA societies and a board member of the CFA Society of Madison. Dr. Spellman is a CFA charterholder.