Dr. Kurtay Ogunc is the Undergraduate Advisor and Instructor in the department of
finance at the Ourso College of Business at Louisiana State University. Dr. Kurtay
was a Senior Researcher and Consultant at Watson Wyatt & Company (now Willis Towers
Watson) in Washington, DC for five years. Between 1994 and 2000, he worked for the
LSU Foundation and Office of the Vice Chancellor for Finance as the Investment Manager.
He was the recipient of the 2010 Chancellor's Teaching Excellence award by the Texas
A&M University System as well as the first prize in the PIMCO International Investing
essay contest and a research grant from the BSI Gamma Foundation in Lugano, Switzerland.
His research has been published in Journal of Financial Transformation, Journal of
Investment Consulting, Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, International
Review of Financial Analysis, Journal of Behavioral Finance, Investments and Pensions
Europe, Global Pensions, and The Handbook of Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility.
He holds PhD in Decision Sciences and Master of Applied Statistics degrees from Louisiana
State University as well as an MBA in Finance from Western Michigan University.
Ogunc, K.. The Role of Disappointment Aversion in Delegated Asset Management: The
Case of Active Currency Hedging. Journal of Investment Consulting.
Ogunc, K., Ogunc, A., and , . (2016). Inflation Linked Bonds for Strategic Asset Allocation.
Journal of Investment Consulting, 17(2), 59-68.
Teaching Interests: Business Finance, Financial Management, Investments, Portfolio
Management, Derivatives, International Finance
Research Interests: Asset Allocation, Risk Management, Overlay Strategies, Alternative
Investments, Behavioral Finance
- TAF Excellence in Teaching Award, Louisiana State University - TAF, 2019
- Research Honorarium, Investment Management Consultants Association, 2014
- Teaching Excellence Award, Texas A&M University System, 2010
- First Prize in Investing Globally Essay Contest, PIMCO, 2001
Newspaper; USA Today; My research on Inflation Linked Bonds was discussed by Robert
Powell on a piece entitled "Inflation-linked bonds give retirees diversification and
hedge against inflation"; 2017