Don Chance, Ph.D., CFA

Chief Portfolio Strategist
Board of Advisers, Member

Dr. Chance, Ph.D., CFA, holds the James C. Flores Endowed Chair of MBA Studies and is Professor of Finance at the E. J. Ourso College of Business at Louisiana State University. He previously held the William H. Wright, Jr. Endowed Chair for Financial Services at LSU, and the First Union Professorship in Financial Risk Management at Virginia Tech.  Prior to his academic career, Dr. Chance worked for a large southeastern bank, now part of Regions Bank.  He has been a visiting scholar at universities in Hong Kong, Australia, Korea, Singapore, Scotland, and in the U. S.  Dr. Chance has had numerous articles published in academic and practitioner journals and has authored four books. He has also been heavily involved in the development and authorship of the derivatives and risk management curriculum in the CFA program.  In 2015 he received the C. Stewart Shepard Award for his many years of service to the CFA Institute in the development of its educational programs. Dr. Chance is a member of LSU’s Supplemental Retirement Plan Oversight Committee, and he chaired the university’s promotion and tenure committee for three years.