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James Gilkeson

author Image James H. Gilkeson, Ph.D., CFA, is associate professor of finance at University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida.

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Areas of Expertise: interest rate risk management, embedded options

Web Page: www.bus.ucf.edu/gilkeson

E-Mail: jgilkeson@bus.ucf.edu

Jim Gilkeson, CFA, is an associate professor in the department of finance at the University of Central Florida (UCF). He earned his Ph.D. in business administration (finance) from Duke University and also holds an MSM (MBA) with a concentration in finance from Georgia Tech and a B.S. in computer science from Duke.

Dr. Gilkeson joined the UCF faculty in the fall of 1994. During the 1996-1997 academic year, he was on leave from UCF while serving as a member of the Risk Analysis Division of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (U.S. Treasury Department).  In September 2000, he earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.

Dr. Gilkeson has published numerous articles in a variety of academic and professional journals, including the Journal of Banking and Finance, the Journal of Financial Services Research, Economics Letters, The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, The Journal of Investing, the Journal of Financial Planning, Psychology and Marketing, the Journal of Business Research, the Journal of Financial Education, the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Economic Review, Mortgage Banking, the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Review and the AAII Journal. He has served as a consultant, analyst, and expert witness for numerous private clients, including the CFA Institute.

Articles by this Author

  1. Portfolio Strategies »

    A Time for Time Deposits

    Many certificates of deposit (CDs) are offering higher yields than Treasuries with similar maturities, and they meet investors’ need for safety.

    December 2010 | Journal

  2. Fixed-Income Strategies »

    In Today's Investment Environment, Bank CDs Deserve a Fresh Look

    With rising bond default rates and the lowest Treasury yields in more than a generation, investors would be wise to reconsider long-term bank time deposits as a way to earn safe returns in excess of money market yields.

    February 2003 | Journal

  3. Features »

    Unusual Investments: A Look at Viatical Settlements

    Feature: Viatical settlements--investments in the life insurance policies of the terminally ill--have received considerable publicity because of high potential returns, but they are complex and difficult to analyze.

    July 1998 | Journal