Seddik Meziani is a professor of finance at Montclair State University, NJ, former chair of the Department of Economics, Finance, and Real Estate, and the Soliciting Editor of The Journal of Index Investing. He is also an ETF author, consultant and speaker. He holds a doctorate in managerial economics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an MBA in finance and international business from New York University. He previously worked for Standard & Poor’s and TIAA-CREF.
His expertise covers exchange-traded funds, micro- and small-caps and emerging/frontier markets. He is extensively published in both academic and practitioner research journals and has given numerous presentations on a variety of topics related to his research interests at national and international conferences. He is the author of three ETF books: Exchange-Traded Funds: Investment Practices and Tactical Approaches (Palgrave-Macmillan/2016), , Exchange-Traded Funds: Conceptual and Practical Investment Approaches (Risk Books/2009) and Exchange-Traded Funds as an Investment Option (Palgrave-Macmillan/2006). He also contributed a book chapter titled “Role of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Factors in Financial Investments” in An Integrated Approach to Environmental Management (Wiley/2015). His extensive work on ETFs was acknowledged on a worldwide list of “Seventeen ETF Friendly Professors” compiled by Yahoo Finance.
He is frequently quoted by media on ETF issues and speaks regularly at industry conferences as a panelist, moderator, conference chair, and keynote speaker both in the United States and internationally since 2000. He has developed and presented a series of professional seminars and webinars to various US and international corporate and governmental entities, including comprehensive educational workshops on ETFs in New York, London, Rome, and Muscat, Oman. He is an independent trustee and Chairman of the Audit Committee at GraniteShares ETF Trust and a member of the Research Advisory Board of ETF Global, LLC, an independent ETF advisory firm.