Stephen Foerster

Professor, Finance
Expertise: Corporate Finance, Capital Markets

Stephen Foerster

Stephen Foerster has taught Finance at the Ivey Business School since 1987 and previously taught at the Wharton School (University of Pennsylvania), where he received an MA and Ph.D. He obtained the Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA) designation in 1997 and is a recipient of Ivey’s Teaching Innovation Award and the Dean Carol Stephenson Excellence in EMBA Teaching Award.

Steve’s main teaching and research interests are in the Corporate Finance and Capital Markets areas. He has written the books Financial Management: A Primer, Financial Management: Concepts and Applications, and has written over 100 case studies and notes. He been a consultant and executive training course designer and facilitator in portfolio management, finance for non-financial executives, value based management, risk management and other investment areas to such companies as Alcan Inc., Bank of Montreal, BMO Nesbitt-Burns, Canadian Investor Relations Institute, Canadian Securities Institute, Falconbridge, Harris Bank, Institute of Canadian Bankers, J.D. Irving, Noranda, Royal Bank, RBC Asset Management, RBC Dexia, Scotia Capital Markets, Siemens, Syngenta, the Toronto Stock Exchange, and Torstar.

Steve is a member of the Advisory Board of Canadian Investment Review and Financial Economics Network (FEN) Courses, Cases and Teaching Abstracts Journal and a member of the Editorial Board of Financial Analysts Journal and Pacific-Basin Finance Journal. Steve is currently a member of Western's joint pension board and was formerly a director and chair of the Investment Committee of Foundation Western (Western’s alumni endowment fund) and was on the Advisory Board of Tremont Capital Opportunity Trust.