Dr. Saad Alsunbul is an Assistant Professor of Finance, the faculty advisor for the CFA Challenge, and the Freshmen Supervisor at Al Yamamah University. Dr. Saad is a member of the following committes at Al Yamamah University:
Accreditation and Quality Assurance Committee
Undergraduate program restructuring committee
Community Outreach Committee
Before joining Al Yamamah University, Dr. Saad was a lecturer and a research assistant at The University of New Orleans, Lousiana, United States. While at The University of New Orleans, he taught finance courses and worked on research projects.
Besides his academic experience, Dr. Saad worked in the insurance industry, where he severed as a Senior Insurance Operations Supervisor, then as a Branch manager, and finally as a Deputy Area Manager for the Central Region at AICC. While at AICC, Dr. Saad developed solid risk management skills through close monitoring of the global insurance market as well as through daily underwriting and facultative reinsurance process, settling claims, and handling various insurance-related issues for Property, Marine, General Accident, and Engineering policies.
Dr. Saad’s expertise can be summarized in the following areas:
Asset pricing and Investment
Insurance Underwriting and risk management
Banks Stress Testing
Financial Risk Management
Personal Financial Planning
Dr. Saad holds a Ph.D in Finance and Master of Science in Finance from The University of New Orleans. He also holds an MBA with a concentration in Finance from Oklahoma City University. He earned his Bachelor of Administrative Science from King Saud University. Dr.Saad is a certified insurance professional who holds the IFCE certification.
Research in Progress:
The Impact of Static and Dynamic Interruptions Mechanism on Idiosyncratic Volatility.
Stock Return and the Volatility Guards.
The Role of Price Limits on Stock Illiquidity and Volatility.
IPOs Underpricing from a Price Limits Prospective.
Macro Stress Testing on Saudi Commercial Banks
The 10 Year Anniversary of the Global Financial Crisis: a look at Financial Regulation Impact on the Efficiency of U.S. Commercial Banks.
The Determinations of Sovereign Debt Issuance Choice: Sukuk vs. Conventional Bonds.
Areas of Research Interest:
Asset Pricing and Investment
Price limits and volatility Interruptions
Stock Return Predictability
Behavioral finance (Momentum Effect, Overreaction and underreaction)
Honors and Awards:
Privateer Graduate Award, 2015, The University of New Orleans.
Full Doctoral Scholarship, 2014 -2019 (the Government of Saudi Arabia)
Graduated with honors, 2009,Oklahoma City University.
Selected to represent Oklahoma City University at the World Business Forum, NYC, NY, September 2008.
Full Master Scholarship, 2006-2009 (the Government of Saudi Arabia)
Conferences and Workshops:
Eastern Finance Association (EFA) Conference, Jacksonville, FL,April 5 -8, 2017
Eastern Finance Association (EFA) Conference, New Orleans, LA, April 8 -11, 2015
Specialized training workshop on Islamic Banking and Finance, University of New Orleans October 6 – 7, 2014
KPMG Fraud Awareness Workshop, Certificate of Participation, Riyadh Saudi Arabia, March 21, 2011
Insurance Market Code of conduct Regulations and Implementing: Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA) Regulations, Certificate of Participation and Attendance, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia October 03,2010
Maximum Impact: Simulcast – Leadership Event, Atlanta, GA, May 2009
Corporate Directors Conference, Board Conference: In the Face of Heightened Uncertainties, Oklahoma City University, April 2009
Metro Technology Centers – Strategic Management System, Certificate of Graduation, Oklahoma City, OK March 2009
World Business Forum, Certificate of Attendance, New York City, NYSeptember 22-25, 2008