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Michael F. Gallmeyer

Director, Center for Investors and Financial Markets
Unit: McIntire School of Commerce
Department: McIntire School of Commerce
Office location and address
366 Rouss & Robertson Halls
125 Ruppel Dr
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
Ph.D., Finance, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
M.A., Finance, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
B.S., Applied Mathematics and Industrial Management, Carnegie Mellon University

Professor Gallmeyer specializes in studying how market imperfections influence security prices and trade. His current research focuses on heterogeneous beliefs, taxation, trading constraints, and monetary policy.

Before joining the McIntire faculty, Professor Gallmeyer was on the faculty at the Mays Business School at Texas A&M University and the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University. He has published in leading academic journals such as Journal of Financial EconomicsJournal of Monetary EconomicsReview of FinanceMathematical Finance; and Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control. He has also presented his research at numerous universities and conferences. Professor Gallmeyer serves as an associate editor for Mathematics and Financial Economics.

ZFOR 3503: International Study
Placeholder course for students studying abroad
COMM 4559: New Course in Commerce
Credits: 1–4
This course provides the opportunity to offer new topics in the subject of Commerce.
COMM 4589: Global Commerce Immersion: General Topics
Credits: 3
Global Commerce courses that do not count in any concentration.
COMM 4710: Intermediate Investments
Credits: 3
Provides an understanding of contemporary cash and derivative equity securities and markets. Both investment theory and its practical applications are considered. The primary perspective for most discussions is that of an institutional investor, although applications to personal finance are included. Both U.S. and international equity and fixed-income markets are discussed. Topics include asset allocation, portfolio theory, market efficiency, models of asset pricing, program trading, and equity options and financial futures. Prerequisite: Fourth-year Commerce standing or instructor permission.
COMM 4780: Quantitative Finance Seminar
Credits: 3
This course will provide an in-depth coverage of current issues in the investment management industry from the perspective of a wealth manager providing advice to clients. The course will revolve around using quantitative tools to analyze a variety of investment management problems in a project-based context. Prerequisite: Commerce, Quantitative Finance Track
COMM 4840: Global Commerce Scholar Thesis Proposal
Credits: 2
Students admitted to the GCS program will meet periodically with their advisor & other students & faculty members involved in the program. Over the course of the semester, students will first produce a literature review & then a research proposal that will serve as the roadmap for the thesis to be completed during the spring semester (Comm 4841). The proposal will be presented at the end of the semester before student & faculty of the program. Prerequisite: Must be admitted into the Global Commerce Scholar Program
COMM 4993: Independent Study in Commerce
Credits: 1–3
Independent study under the supervision of a Commerce instructor. A project directly related to business must be submitted to, and approved by, the supervising instructor prior to the Commerce School add date. Students may take COMM 4993 only once. Prerequisite: Fourth-year Commerce standing.
GCOM 7549: Commerce in the Evolving Global Landscape
Credits: 1–5
In this course, we consider a range of global perspectives and seek to understand the diversity of impacts and long term implications through the exploration of these topics.
GCOM 7750: Asset Management
Credits: 4
This course focuses on the traditional advisory functions of investment banks including securities issuance and mergers and acquisitions. Students learn how financial engineering tools are used to design securities and structured products and to design more efficient deal terms. Finally, the course examines the forces driving change in the organizational structure, management, and regulation of investment banks.