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Robert Johnson

author Image Robert R. Johnson Ph.D., CFA, CAIA, is the president and CEO of The American College of Financial Services in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.

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Areas of Expertise: Value investing, Federal Reserve monetary policy, elections and capital market returns, portfolio management, financial ethics

Website: http://www.theamericancollege.edu/why-us/faculty/robert-r.-johnson-phd-cfa-caia

Books:Invest With the Fed,” “Strategic Value Investing: Practical Techniques of Leading Value Investors,” “Investment Banking for Dummies,” “The Tools and Techniques of Investment Planning,” “The Role of Monetary Policy in Investment Management

Topics Presented in Speeches: “The Value of Value Investing,” “The Crisis of Confidence and Restoring Trust in the Capital and Political Markets,” “Politics and Capital Market Returns,” “Monetary Policy and Investment Returns,” “Financial Ethics”

E-Mail: bob.johnson@theamericancollege.edu


Dr. Robert Johnson, Ph.D., CFA, CAIA, is the president and chief executive officer of The American College. Prior to joining The College, he served as professor of finance in Creighton University's Heider College of Business. From 1996 to 2011, he held a number of senior executive positions at CFA Institute and has extensive experience with credentialing programs, ethical and professional codes of conduct, and global business expansion.

Johnson is the author or co-author of several books and more than 70 articles in peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, Financial Analysts Journal, Journal of Portfolio Management, Journal of Banking and Finance, and the Journal of Wealth Management. He has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Barron’s, Forbes, Toronto Globe and Mail, USA Today, South China Morning Post, Singapore Strait Times, and LeTemps, among others. Johnson has appeared numerous times on ABC World News, Bloomberg TV, CNN and China Business News. 

Johnson is the recipient of the 2013 Alfred C. “Pete” Morley Distinguished Service Award from CFA Institute, the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Student Award for Teaching Achievement (Creighton University), and Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year Award at Creighton for three years. He currently serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Portfolio Management and the board of RS Investment Management. He holds a BSBA in finance (summa cum laude) from the University of Nebraska-Omaha, an MBA (concentration in finance) from Creighton University and a Ph.D. in finance/investments from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst designation (CFA) from the Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts in 1991. He earned his CAIA charter from the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association in 2011.

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  1. Financial Planning »

    When It’s Time to Transfer Financial Decision-Making

    Failing to plan for a transfer of financial responsibilities can undo years of careful plans. Actionable steps to protect you and your heirs.

    September 2015 | Journal

  2. Stock Strategies »

    Follow the Fed, but Be Smart About It

    Small-cap stocks thrive during periods of expansive monetary policy, while returns for large- and small-cap stocks are lower during restrictive periods.

    April 2015 | Journal

  3. Stock Screens »

    Strategic Value Investing: Screening for Cash Flow and Value

    Positive cash flows are as important as earnings. This screen identifies companies that both generate positive cash flow and trade at reasonable prices.

    May 2014 | Journal

  4. Stock Strategies »

    Selecting a Valuation Method to Determine a Stock’s Worth

    Guidance on when it makes sense to compare a stock’s price to fundamental factors or other companies and when a stock’s absolute value should be calculated instead.

    April 2014 | Journal

  5. Commodities »

    Is Now the Time to Add Commodities?

    Commodity investments can provide substantial benefits regardless of the equity style an investor pursues.

    December 2010 | Journal