Neeraj J. Gupta, associate professor of finance and director of the Reed Finance Center at Elon University, has a doctorate in finance from the University of Connecticut, and is an active CFA charterholder. He received a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the University of Delhi and an MBA from Babson College. He has over ten years of industry experience in Asia, Europe, North America, and South America, having worked for Nestlé, Xerox, and Claridges Investments (a boutique asset management firm).
Neeraj has taught various finance courses, covering, the principles of finance, corporate finance, and investments, to undergraduate and MBA students at both Elon and UConn. He has led study abroad business courses to the Pacific Rim (Australia, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong SAR, Indonesia, Macau SAR, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam) and to the Indo-Gulf (India and Dubai).
His research interests are in investments, corporate finance, financial planning and international finance with ongoing research in sustainable investing, designing efficient retirement portfolios, valuing intangible investments, fund-flows & returns in emerging markets, and valuing long-dated options.
In the recent past, Neeraj has consulted for The Clearing House, the Business North Carolina magazine, and the NC Special Court for Complex Business Cases.
Mr. James has been teaching at Elon since 2008. He comes to academia after a 30-year career in corporate finance. He has worked for major corporations including General Foods, Bristol-Myers Squibb and Sealy Mattress, where he held senior management positions including VP of Planning and VP- International Administration, Mergers & Acquisitions. In addition to teaching, Mr. James is Senior Wealth Advisor for Atlanta Capital Group, a registered investment advisory firm.