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Giovanni Fernandez

Associate Professor of Finance; Executive Director of Graduate Programs

Giovanni Fernandez came to Stetson University from Florida International University in Miami, where he was born and raised. He began as a visiting assistant professor and became a full-time assistant professor in fall 2014. He was drawn to Stetson University because of the university's tradition and faculty-to-student ratio. Going to and teaching at a larger institution taught Fernandez the importance of small class sizes, which allow for a better learning environment, providing the professor with the proper forum to easily transfer knowledge and have a grasp on the students' understanding. His love of finance began at a young age, as his father taught finance for 36 years and is also a financial advisor, both areas in which Fernandez has chosen to follow.


  • Ph.D., finance; Florida International University
  • B.B.A., finance; Florida International University

Course Topics

  • Advanced Financial Management
  • Business Finance
  • Business Statistics
  • Introduction to Personal Finance
  • Multinational Finance
  • Principles of Risk Management and Insurance
  • Sport Finance

Research Interests

  • Investments
  • Mutual fund performance
  • Bankruptcy prediction


  • "Market Signals of Financial Distress," Journal of Accounting and Finance, volume 14(4), 2014. Forthcoming.
  • "With One Shot, Which Bullet Would You Use? Market versus Accounting Data in Bankruptcy Prediction Part I (The Univariate Case)," The International Journal of Finance, volume 26(3), 2014. Forthcoming.

Giovanni Fernandez

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