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Goodman talk to examine how financial derivatives affect firm value – Brock University

How the use of derivatives — financial contracts that derive their value from underlying assets like currency — affect a firm’s value is the focus for this week’s Goodman School of Business Luncheon Speaker Series event.

Recent research reveals the use of financial derivatives impacts firm value differently for various countries and derivative categories.

On Friday, Nov. 19, Skander Lazrak, Professor of Finance at the Goodman School of Business, will present new evidence regarding the effects of financial derivatives usage on firm value in his talk, “Firm Value and the Use of Derivatives.”

Lazrak teaches corporate finance, financial theory, financial analysis and empirical finance. His current research focuses on asset pricing, and corporate, international and empirical finance. Lazrak’s research contributions appeared in journals such as the Journal of Banking and Finance, the European Journal of Finance, and the Journal of International Financial Markets Institutions & Money, among many more.

The Goodman speaker series provides Goodman faculty, staff and students with an informal opportunity to listen and discuss recent advances in research, teaching and practices with business colleagues virtually.

Professor Lazrak’s talk will take place online Friday, Nov. 19 from 12:30 to 2 p.m. All are welcome to attend and can RSVP to receive a link to the session by emailing Pina Mucciarelli at