Jot K. Yau, PhD, CFA

Jot Yau

PhD, Finance, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
MBA, Finance, University of Toledo
BSocSc, Management Studies with Honors, University of Hong Kong
CFA, Chartered Financial Analyst

Chair, Department of Finance
Professor, Finance
George Albers Professor, 2017-2020

Phone: 206-296-5639

Building/Room: Pigott 503

Teaching Areas

  • Investments
  • Portfolio Management
  • Hedge Funds


Personal Bio

Jot Yau is Professor of Finance at Albers School of Business and Economics. Since joining Seattle University in 2001, he has served as the chair of the department of finance and the department of economics and finance and MSF program director, and Robert D. O’Brien Endowed Chair of Business Administration. He has published numerous articles and chapters in scholarly finance journals and books, professional handbooks, encyclopedias, and investment practitioner magazines. He is an author of Socially Responsible Investment in a Global Environment (Edward Elgar, forthcoming), and an editor of Advances in International Investments: Traditional and Alternative Approaches (World Scientific, 2008). He is currently Special Editor of The Journal of Alternative Investments and has served on the editorial board since 2001. He has served on the curriculum committee of the CFA Institute and the exam and curriculum committee of the CAIA Association. He has co-founded Strategic Options Investment Advisors Ltd., a Hong Kong-based investment advisory and served as its principal investment advisor and commodity trading advisor from 1998-2005. He has served as the treasurer of the Northwest Hedge Fund Society and a member of the board of directors of Group Health Credit Union (GHCU). Previously, he worked for Independent Research & Consulting, Kidder Peabody, TRS Associates, Shearson/American Express, Shearson Asia Finance, and Dow Chemical, and taught at George Mason University, the University of Michigan – Dearborn, the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and the Open University of Hong Kong. He holds a PhD degree in finance from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, an MBA degree from the University of Toledo, and a B. Soc.Sc. degree from the University of Hong Kong. He is a CFA charterholder.