Investors are largely powerless in determining the degree to which an analyst’s results are a function of skill—and how much they are attributable to plain luck.
Andreas Simon, PhD
Andreas Simon, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Accounting at Pepperdine University. He studies the role of analysts as information intermediaries in capital markets, as well as using accounting information to predict stock returns. His published articles can be viewed in journals such as, The Journal of Business Finance & Accounting, Applied Financial Economics and The Journal of International Accounting Research. Professor Simon teaches Financial Accounting, Financial Statement Analysis and International Accounting at the graduate level. Dr. Simon’s previous professional experience entailed working as a Financial Analyst for Landesbank Berlin in Germany and as an Associate in advisory for PriceWaterhouseCoopers in Germany.