Assistant Professor of Finance

Linlin Ma

413 Hayden Hall
Northeastern University
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02115-5000




Ph.D. in Finance, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, USA
M.Sc. in Finance, Durham University, Durham, UK
B.A. in Finance, University of International Business and Economics, Beijing, China

Research & Teaching Interests

Professor Ma's broad research interests lie in the area of investments and corporate finance, with a particular focus on how mutual fund families hire, retain, and incentivize their portfolio managers and the impact of these decisions on fund performance and risk-taking. She has primary teaching interests in corporate finance and investments.

Industry & Academic Experience

Prior to her position at Northeastern University, Professor Ma served as an Instructor for finance courses and as a Graduate Research Assistant at Georgia State University's Robinson College of Business. She has also worked in the Department of Portfolio Management at CITIC Securities.

Awards & Recognition

Teaching Excellence Award, Georgia State University, 2012

AFA Travel Grant, 2012

FMA Best Paper Award in Investments, 2011


Selected Presentations

Mooradian, Robert (Presenter & Author), Boyson, Nicole (Presenter & Author), Ma, Linlin (Author Only), Southern Finance Association, "Serial Hedge Fund Activists", Southern Finance Association, Puerto Rico. (November 2013).