Editorial Board member profile: Prof. K.J. Martijn Cremers (the USA)

The editorial team of Virtus Interpress is glad to introduce one of the editorial board members of Corporate Ownership and Control journal.

K.J. Martijn Cremers is the Martin J. Gillen Dean and the Bernard J. Hank Professor of Finance at the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business. Prior to joining Notre Dame in 2012, Cremers was a faculty member at the Yale School of Management from 2002 to 2012. His research and teaching areas are investment management, corporate finance, corporate governance, corporate law, business ethics and Catholic social thought.

Prof. Cremers’ co-authored paper “How Active is Your Fund Manager? A New Measure that Predicts Performance” (published in 2009 in the Review of Financial Studies) introduced Active Share, an innovative tool for determining the extent of active mutual fund management by measuring the percentage of stock holdings in a manager’s portfolio that differs from the benchmark index. Active Share has become widely used in the financial industry and was incorporated in Morningstar Direct and FactSet.

His recent awards and distinctions include receiving an honorary degree and serving as the 2019 commencement speaker for Holy Cross College at Notre Dame in May 2019. Cremers’ research awards include the Best Paper Award in Corporate Finance/Financial Institutions at the 2019 FMA European Conference for “Stakeholder Orientation and Firm Value” and the Best Paper of the Conference Award at the 26th (2019) Finance Forum (Spanish Finance Association AEFIN) for “Shadow Pills, Actual Pill Policy, and Firm Value.”

Prof. Cremers’ research has been published in leading journals such as The Journal of Finance, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial Economics etc. His research findings have been cited more than 8600 times according to Google Scholar.