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About A. Seddik Meziani

Dr. A. Seddik Meziani has extensive academic, corporate and consulting experience in the field of Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs). As a recognized expert, he is frequently invited to speak on the subject. He was acknowledged on a worldwide list of “Seventeen ETF Friendly Professors” compiled by Yahoo Finance. He has been serving as the Soliciting Editor of The Journal of Index Investing since 2010 and on the advisory boards of several other journals. He is the author of three ETF books published by Palgrave-Macmillan (2016), Risk Books (2009), and Palgrave-Macmillan (2006) and two book chapters (Wiley/2015, and Nova/2018). He gave keynote presentations at professional meetings including one at an upcoming conference in Paris, France. He is an independent trustee and Chairman of the Audit Committee at GraniteShares ETF Trust and a member of the Research Advisory Board of ETF Global, LLC an independent ETF advisory firm.


Present Professor, Montclair State University Accounting and Finance

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Professional Service and Affiliations

2010 Advisory Board Member, Information Management Network (IMN)
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Honors and Awards

  • Invited to deliver keynote address at global economic & finance conference , Tenth European Academic Research Conference on Global Business, Economics, Finance and Social Sciences (EAR18 France Conference). (July 2018)
  • Interview , (October 2013)
  • Interview , (May 2013)
  • Invited to chair a PRMIA event , The Professional Risk Managers' International Association (PRMIA). (April 2013)
  • Aknowledged for my work on ETFs , Yahoo Finance/ (February 2013)
  • Interviewed by the Wall Street Journal , The Wall Street Journal. (November 2011)
  • 2011 Faculty Recognition Award , School of Business at Montclair State University. (March 2011)
  • Soliciting Editor/The Journal of Index Investing , Institutional Investor, Inc. (January 2011)
  • Invited to chair the 2010 edition of the Art of Indexing Summit , Structured Products/Incisive Media. (October 2010)
  • Interviewed by Canada's Business News Network (BNN) , Radius. (October 2010)
  • Invited to chair IMN's World Series of Indexing & ETFs , Information Management Network (IMN). (March 2010)
  • Keynote speaking invitation: Invited to deliver the keynote address at the 2009 edition of the Art of Indexing Summit. , Structured Products/Incisive Media. (October 2009)
  • Best Paper Award/Finance Track , World Business Institute and Imperial College of London. (July 2009)
  • PHI KAPPA PHI , School of Business. (April 2009)
  • Sabbatical Leave , Montclair State University. (January 2009)
  • Global Education Grant , Global Education Center @ Montclair State University. (November 2008)
  • Keynote speaking invitation: Invited to deliver the keynote address at the 2008 edition of the Art of Indexing , Structured Product/Incisive Media. (October 2008)
  • BEST PAPER AWARD , The Clute Institute. (March 2003)
  • CERTIFICATE AWARD FOR BEST AUTHOR , Academy of Business. (September 2001)


1985 PhD, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute ‐ Managerial Economics
1980 MBA, New York University ‐ Finance and International Business
1975 BS, University of Constantine ‐ Management