Vitaly Orlov

Vitaly Orlov

Vitaly Orlov

Prof. PhD

Assistant Professor

Büro 51-5017
Unterer Graben 21
9000 St. Gallen
Fields of research

Asset Management, Asset Pricing

International Finance


Visit Vitaly's Personal webpage for full biography

  • University of Vaasa (Finland), Graduate School of Finance (Finland), PhD in Finance (Honors), 2013-16
  • University of Vaasa, Finland,M.Sc. in Finance (Honors), 2011-13
  • Saint-Petersburg University of Economics,Russia,M.A. in Banking Management (Honors), 2011-13 
Professional Career
  • 2015 Columbia Business School, NYC, USA
  • 2008–2011  Citigroup, GCG Banking 
Teaching Activities

Position: Instructor 

CFA research challenge (MBF), 2020-, University of St.Gallen (HSG)

Asset Management and Mutual Funds (MBF), 2018-, University of St.Gallen (HSG)

Regulation of Financial Systems (MBF), 2018-, University of St.Gallen (HSG)

International Finance (MBF), 2018-, University of St.Gallen (HSG). Joint with Dr. Rico von Wyss (Vontobel)

MBF Research Seminar: Investments, 2019, University of St.Gallen (HSG). Joint with Prof. Dr. Florian Weigert 



Position: Guest lecturer

Advanced Topics in Finance: Asset Management and Hedge Funds, University of Vaasa, Finland.  


Visit Vitaly's Personal webpage for current Working papers and Peer-reviewed publications

Other publications: Google Scholar 


Best paper award for “Birth order and fund manager’s trading behavior: Role of sibling rivalry” at the 12th Financial Markets and Corporate Governance conference.

Best paper award for “In Military We Trust: The Effect of Managers’ Military Background on Mutual Fund Flows” from American Association of Individual Investors.

Best Doctoral Dissertation in Finland award in 2018 from the OP Financial Group Research Foundation, 10,000 EUR.

Outstanding thesis award from the University of Vaasa 2013.

National Merit Scholarship in Finance, 2009–2011.


2022 University of Zurich, 9th ABFER annual conference, 12th Financial Markets and Corporate Governance conference [Best paper award], Asian Finance Association (AsianFA) annual meeting, Financial Management Association (FMA) annual meeting, CFEA 2022, Southern Finance Association (SFA) annual meeting.

2021 Brown Bag @ UniLi

2020 FMA (Top 10)

2019 NBER SI 2019 Asset Pricing; SFI Research days; SFA 2019 

2017/2018    EFMA, Milan; EFA, Jacksonville; GSOM, St. Petersburg. 

2016     Paris December Finance Meeting; University of St. Gallen, Switzerland; NFN PhD Workshop (NHH), Norway; CUNEF (seminar), Spain; Infiniti, Ireland; IFABS, Spain. 

2015     Columbia Business School (seminar), NYC; MFA, Chicago; EFA, New Orleans; Winter GSF workshop, Finland.