Vitaly Orlov

Vitaly Orlov

Vitaly Orlov

Prof. PhD
Büro 51-5017
Unterer Graben 21
9000 St. Gallen
  • Asset Management, Asset Pricing
  • International Finance

Visit Vitaly's Personal webpage for full biography

  • University of Vaasa (Finland), Graduate School of Finance (Finland), PhD in Finance (Honors), 2013-16
  • University of Vaasa, Finland,M.Sc. in Finance (Honors), 2011-13
  • Saint-Petersburg University of Economics,Russia,M.A. in Banking Management (Honors), 2011-13

  • 2015 Columbia Business School, NYC, USA
  • 2008–2011  Citigroup, GCG Banking  

Position: Instructor  

CFA research challenge (MBF), 2020-, University of St.Gallen (HSG)

Asset Management and Mutual Funds (MBF), 2018-, University of St.Gallen (HSG)

Regulation of Financial Systems (MBF), 2018-, University of St.Gallen (HSG)

International Finance (MBF), 2018-, University of St.Gallen (HSG). Joint with Dr. Rico von Wyss (Vontobel) 

MBF Research Seminar: Investments, 2019, University of St.Gallen (HSG). Joint with Prof. Dr. Florian Weigert 



Position: Guest lecturer 

Advanced Topics in Finance: Asset Management and Hedge Funds, University of Vaasa, Finland.   


Visit Vitaly's Personal webpage for current Working papers and Peer-reviewed publications

Other publications: Google Scholar 


Best paper award for “Birth order and fund manager’s trading behavior: Role of sibling rivalry” at the 12th Financial Markets and Corporate Governance conference.

Best paper award for “In Military We Trust: The Effect of Managers’ Military Background on Mutual Fund Flows” from American Association of Individual Investors.

Best Doctoral Dissertation in Finland award in 2018 from the OP Financial Group Research Foundation, 10,000 EUR.

Outstanding thesis award from the University of Vaasa 2013.

National Merit Scholarship in Finance, 2009–2011.


2022 University of Zurich, 9th ABFER annual conference, 12th Financial Markets and Corporate Governance conference [Best paper award], Asian Finance Association (AsianFA) annual meeting, Financial Management Association (FMA) annual meeting, CFEA 2022, Southern Finance Association (SFA) annual meeting.

2021 Brown Bag @ UniLi

2020 FMA (Top 10)

2019 NBER SI 2019 Asset Pricing; SFI Research days; SFA 2019

2017/2018    EFMA, Milan; EFA, Jacksonville; GSOM, St. Petersburg. 

2016     Paris December Finance Meeting; University of St. Gallen, Switzerland; NFN PhD Workshop (NHH), Norway; CUNEF (seminar), Spain; Infiniti, Ireland; IFABS, Spain. 

2015     Columbia Business School (seminar), NYC; MFA, Chicago; EFA, New Orleans; Winter GSF workshop, Finland.