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Werner Bonadurer

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Clinical Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 3906
Biography

Werner Bonadurer joined the W. P. Carey School of Business as a clinical associate professor in finance in 2008.

Professor Bonadurer has been an active researcher in hedge fund investments. His graduate and undergraduate teaching focuses on security analysis, portfolio management, derivative securities, financial risk management, and international finance. His recent research appeared in his book, "The Performance Persistence of Equity Long/Short Hedge Funds."

Before joining W. P. Carey, Professor Bonadurer was a lecturer of economics at the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland. He received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the Zurich University of Applied Sciences and his doctorate in finance at the University of St. Gallen.

For more than 15 years, Professor Bonadurer has built senior executive experience with a leading global investment bank as he has lived and worked in the United States, Europe, and Asia. He has been commended for his contributions to academia, most recently winning the 2014 W. P. Carey Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award. 

Education
  • Ph.D. Finance, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, 2007 (with highest distinction - summa cum laude)
  • M.B.A. Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, 2002 (with honors)
  • B.A. Business Administration, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, 1982 (with honors)
Research Interests
  • Hedge Fund Investments
  • Security Analysis
  • Portfolio Management
  • Derivative Securities
  • Financial Risk Management
  • International Finance

 

Publications
  • The Performance Persistence of Equity Long/Short Hedge Funds(Published by Paul Haupt Verlag, 2007)

 

Research Activity
  • Ein tief greifender Wandel – die Entwicklung der Lebensversicherungsbranche in den USA (Part of Textbook “Versicherungen im Umbruch” – Published by Springer Verlag, 2004)
  • Die Suche nach „Alpha“ verspricht kaum Erfolg – Hedge Funds weisen selten eine beständige Performance auf (Front-page article in „Neue Zürcher Zeitung“, July 2007) 
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
FIN 472Invstm Bnk Industry Schol
FIN 525Investment Strategies
FIN 540Advanced Financial Management
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
FIN 421Security Analys Portfolio Mgmt
FIN 472Invstm Bnk Industry Schol
FIN 525Investment Strategies
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
FIN 472Invstm Bnk Industry Schol
FIN 525Investment Strategies
FIN 540Advanced Financial Management
FIN 560International Finance
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
FIN 421Security Analys Portfolio Mgmt
FIN 472Invstm Bnk Industry Schol
FIN 525Investment Strategies
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
FIN 472Invstm Bnk Industry Schol
FIN 525Investment Strategies
FIN 560International Finance
FIN 591Seminar
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
FIN 472Invstm Bnk Industry Schol
FIN 525Investment Strategies
FIN 560International Finance
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
FIN 472Invstm Bnk Industry Schol
FIN 525Investment Strategies
FIN 540Advanced Financial Management
FIN 591Seminar
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
FIN 472Invstm Bnk Industry Schol
FIN 525Investment Strategies
FIN 560International Finance
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
FIN 494Special Topics
FIN 525Investment Strategies
FIN 540Advanced Financial Management
Summer 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
FIN 591Seminar
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
FIN 456International Financial Mgmt
FIN 591Seminar
Honors / Awards
  • Nominated for “Global Leader of Tomorrow,” World Economic Forum, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Nominated “Young Leader,” American Swiss Foundation, New York and Zurich
  • Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award, Arizona State University, W.P. Carey School of Business
Service
  • Faculty Director Master of Science in Finance program
  • Faculty Director Investment Banking Industry Scholars (IBIS) program
  • Former Faculty Director Executive MBA program
Consulting
  • Progressive Capital Partners Ltd. (Fund of Hedge Funds) (2002 - 2013)
Board

Past Board Memberships

  • Progressive Capital Partners Ltd (Chairman of the Board of Directors)
  • Gradient Analytics (Advisory Board Member)
  • Swiss Stock Exchange (Member of the Board of Directors)
  • Swiss Options and Financial Futures Exchange (SOFFEX) (Member of the Board of Directors)
  • Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce (Member of Finance Chapter)
  • Media Punkt AG (Member of the Board of Directors)
  • Medicalis Corporation (Member of the Board of Directors)
Industry Positions

For more than 15 years (1983-1999), Bonadurer has built worldwide management and senior executive experience with a leading global banking organization as he has lived and worked in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Assignments included positions as joint-chief operating officer of UBS’ Investment Banking division,member of the group executive board and global head of UBS’ Group Division “Trading and Sales” with overall management responsibility for the trading and sales of equity and fixed income securities, interest rate and foreign exchange products, precious metals and other commodities (1996-98), and as CEO of UBS in Hong Kong (1993-95).