Selected Publications

  • Bolster, P., Trahan, E. A. (2013). Investing in Morningstar Recommendations: Price and Style Effects. Journal of Accounting and Finance, 13(6), 193-208.
  • Bolster, P., Trahan, E. A., Venkateswaran, A. (2012). How Mad is Mad Money: Jim Cramer as a Stock Picker and Portfolio Manager. Journal of Investing.

Selected Presentations

  • Bolster, Paul (Author Only), Trahan, Emery A (Presenter & Author), Financial Management Association annual meeting, “Investing in Morningstar Five-Star Stock Upgrades: Price and Style Effects”, Financial Management Association, Atlanta, GA. (October 19, 2012).
  • Bolster, Paul (Author Only), Trahan, Emery A (Presenter & Author), Academy of Financial Services annual meeting, “Investing in Morningstar Five-Star Stock Upgrades: Price and Style Effects”, Academy of Financial Services, San Antonio, TX. (October 1, 2012).
  • Trahan, Emery A (Presenter & Author), Bolster, Paul (Author Only), Venkateswaran, Anand (Author Only), Academy of Financial Services Annual Meeting, “How Mad is Mad Money? Jim Cramer as a Stock Picker and Portfolio Manager”, Academy of Financial Services, Las Vegas, NV. (October 23, 2011).

Education

  • PhD in Finance, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • MBA in Finance, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • BA in Mathematics and Economics, Bowdoin College, Maine

Research & Teaching Interests

A member of the CBA faculty since 1985, Professor Bolster’s research and teaching interests are in the areas of investments and portfolio management. His current research examines portfolio risk from the sometimes conflicting perspectives of the portfolio manager, the analyst, and the investor.

Industry & Academic Experience

Professor Bolster serves as a director for several investment funds managed by Gartmore Investment Management in London. He is a member of the Board of Trustees for Woodbury College in Montpelier (VT).

Services to the Profession

Professor Bolster holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. He is an active member of the Financial Management Association and the Boston Security Analysts Society.