Prof. Dr. Stefan Ruenzi

Prof. Dr. Stefan Ruenzi
Chair of International Finance
University of Mannheim
Business School
L 9, 1–2 – Room 310
68161 Mannheim
Phone: +49 621 181–1646
Fax: +49 621 181–1664
E-mail: office.ruenzi
Consultation hour(s):
On appointment

Short Biography

seit 09/2009 Professor of Finance at the University of Mannheim
2005–2009 Habilitation (Postdoctoral Dissertation) at the University of Cologne
2000–2005 Doctorate at the University of Cologne
1994–2000 Diploma in Economics at the University of Konstanz

International Experience

2016 Visiting researcher at the Higher School of Economics (HSE), Moscow, Russia
2016 Visiting professor at the Business School of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
2013, 2012, 2011, 2006 Visiting researcher at the School of Banking and Finance, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
2010, 2005 Researcher and Visiting Professor at the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University, Atlanta, USA
2007–2009 Assistant Professor in Finance (Visiting) at the Department of Finance of the McCombs School of Business, Austin, USA
1998 Study abroad at the University of Adelaide, Australia

Selected publications

Academic Awards

  • Engelbert Dockner Memorial Prize, Best Paper Award, for "Financial Advice and Bank Profits” (2017)
  • bai Research Award, for "Financial Advice and Bank Profits” (2017)
  • Rothschild Caesare Center Conference, Herzilya, Best Paper Award, for "Sex Matters – Gender and Prejudice in the Mutual Fund Industry” (2012)
  • SWFA Best Conference Paper Award, Southwest Finance Association Annual Meeting für "Why Managers Hold Shares of Their Firm: Empirical Evidence” (2008)
  • Academy of Management Emerald Best Student Paper,  Academy of Management Annual Meeting für The Impact of Work Group Diversity on Performance: Large Sample Evidence from the Mutual Fund Industry (2008)
  • SABE Best Conference Paper Award, for "Sex Matters: Gender Differences in a Professional Setting” (2007)
  • Acatis Value Price (2. Platz), Award for the best Paper focusing on “Value Investing” for “Why Managers Hold Shares of Their Firm: Empirical Evidence” (2007)
  • DGF Outstanding Conference Paper, Best Paper Award at the 13th annual conference of the DGF for "Sex Matters: Gender Differences in a Professional Setting” (2006)
  • Swisscanto Award, Best professional paper in “Financial Markets and Portfolio Management” for “Mutual Fund Growth in Standard and Specialist Market Segments” (2005)
  • GFC Best Paper Award, 10th Global Finance Conference für “Tournaments in Mutual Fund Families” (2003)
  • BSI Gamma Foundation Grant, Research fellowship for “Tournaments in the Mutual Fund Industry” (2001)


  •  JournalsJournal of Finance, Review of Financial Studies, Review of Finance, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Journal of Financial Markets and many more.

Press Coverage

  • Articles covering my research were published in: New York Times, Wall Street Journal, International Herald Tribune, Financial Times, La Nación, Les Echos, Le Temps, Valor Econômico, FAZ, Handelsblatt, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Börsenzeitung, Financial Times Deutschland, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, u.v.a.
  • Further media coverage in numerous online publications and radio (e.g. WDR, Radio-Z) as well as TV (ARD Morgenmagazin).