Senior Lecturer
Department of Finance

Andrew Cohen

NORFOLK, 23529

Winner of FMA's 2019 Innovative Teacher of the Year Award; ODU's 2019 Teaching with Technology Award; University Distinguished Teacher award; Entsminger Fellow, Outstanding Non-Tenure Faculty Award. Trading Room Manager and Finance Lecturer at ODU. MBA from NYU. 15 years of Wall Street experience at Goldman Sachs and Bernard Madoff as a Manager, Market Maker and Trader.

M.B.A. in Finance/International Business, New York University, (1990)

B.S. in Management, State University of New York at Binghamton, (1985)

Search Committee Training
Sponsoring Organization: ODU
Date Obtained: 2023-03-01
LeaDERS Certificate of Completion
Sponsoring Organization: Old Dominion University
Date Obtained: 2021-08-01
Bloomberg Market Concepts (BMC)
Sponsoring Organization: Bloomberg
Date Obtained: 2020-12-01
Sponsoring Organization: FINRA
Date Obtained: 2020-06-16
Series 65: Uniform Investment Adviser Law Exam
Sponsoring Organization: (NASAA) exam administered by FINRA
Date Obtained: 2018-12-22
Bloomberg Market Concepts: Economic Indicators, Currencies, Fixed Income and Equities
Sponsoring Organization: Bloomberg
Date Obtained: 2015-01-01
Bloomberg BESS: Equity, Commodity, Foreign Exchange and Fixed Income
Sponsoring Organization:
Date Obtained: 2012-01-01
Certified Group Fitness Instructor and Presenter
Sponsoring Organization: AFAA
Date Obtained: 2009-01-01
Certified Personal Trainer
Sponsoring Organization: National Academy of Sports Medicine
Date Obtained: 2007-01-01
Series 55
Sponsoring Organization:
Date Obtained: 1999-01-01
Series 7
Sponsoring Organization:
Date Obtained: 1991-01-01
Bloomberg Market Concepts version 3
Sponsoring Organization: Bloomberg
Date Obtained: 2019-02-01

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

"2018 Faculty Innovator Grant" $3,000. Old Dominion University. January 2018 -


Stock Valuation, Idea Generation, Investing, Portfolio Creation, Derivatives, Trading
Data-based Decision-making
Creating Algorithms to improve Trading and Investing Decisions and to maximize Alpha
Educational Technology
Bloomberg, Trading and Investing Simulations

Research Interests

Trading Simulation Games.Closed-End Fund valuation.Maximizing Alpha through factor selection.


Cohen, A. H. (2023). Enhancing GARP Investing: A new Factor to improve the PEG ratio. Journal of Asset Management.
Cohen, A. (2021). Sales Dispersion: A robust factor to consider to achieve Alpha. Journal of Wealth Management 23(4) (23(4)) , pp. 66-75.


Cohen, A. H. (May 3, 2023). Coffee Futures and Supply Chain Demonstration Massimo Zanetti Beverage USA collaboration with Strome School of Business Constant Hall Room 2002 GL Trading Room.
Cohen, A. H. (April 26, 2023). Multiple Perspectives on The Evil Genius of Madoff Lecture 29th Annual Williamsburg Advanced Fraud Academy .
Cohen, A. H. (February 11, 2023). Demonstration ODU Incoming Scholars Day Constant 2002.
Cohen, A. and Stevenson, S. (October 20, 2022). Bloomberg Commercial Real Estate Functionality Demonstration Cohen Investment Group Trading Room Constant 2002.
Cohen, A. H. (October 19, 2022). Investing in ETFs to Achieve Your Investment Goals Demonstration Strome Insights Room 2002 Constant Hall and Virtual.
Cohen, A. (February , 2022). Developing a systematic method for stock selection using Bloomberg Lecture Hampton University Student Managed Fund Hampton University Trading Room.
Cohen, A. (February , 2022). Utilizing Bloomberg to create equity and derivative strategies to enhance Alpha Lecture Siena College Student Managed Fund Virtual.
Cohen, A. (March 24, 2021). Fundamentals of Trading and Investment using Bloomberg and Future Traders Lecture ODU's Leadership Lecture Series Virtual.
Cohen, A. (March 3, 2021). Optimizing Active Learning through Future Traders simulation Demonstration 2021 FMA Virtual Finance Leaders' Conference. Global.
Cohen, A. (September 23, 2020). Integrating Bloomberg into the Classroom Lecture Shenandoah University Faculty Meeting Zoom.
Cohen, A. (September 18, 2020). From Wall Street to Academia: Valuable Lessons Lecture Delta Sigma Pi Recruiting Event Zoom.
Cohen, A. (May 21, 2020). Utilizing the Power of Bloomberg to Optimize Student Engagement and Accelerate Learning, Keynote/Plenary Address Bloomberg webinar designed specifically for southeastern educators. Remote webinar .
Cohen, A. (July 19, 2019). Utilizing Bloomberg in the classroom Demonstration eXcel Leadership Academy Gregory Lumsden Trading Room.
Cohen, A. (April , 2019). Building a Robust Portfolio using Value, Sentiment & Risk Factors Lecture Economic Advisory Council Meeting Old Dominion University.
Cohen, A. (May 17, 2018). Utilizing Bloomberg to for Idea Generation and Optimize Engagement and Active Learning in the classroom. Lecture Bloomberg for Education Mexico City University Premium Training (UPT) Mexico City, Mexico.
Cohen, A. (April 26, 2018). Insights into the Madoff Empire from a Madoff Insider! Lecture THE 27th ANNUAL WILLIAMSBURG FRAUD EXAMINER CONFERENCE Williamsburg, VA.
Tanner, J., Cohen, A., Carlee, R. and Filer II, L. H. (February 28, 2018). Commercial Real Estate utilizing Bloomberg Demonstration S. L. Nusbaum Realty Co Constant Hall 2002 Trading Room.
Cohen, A. (February 19, 2018). Experiences of a Stock Trader and Ponzi Scheme Victim: From Goldman Sachs to Bernie Madoff and the Failure of the SEC & SIPC Keynote/Plenary Address Indianapolis chapter of Financial Executives International (FEI) Indianapolis.
(October 25, 2017). Investing in the Stock Market Lecture Leadership Lecture Series Gregory Lumsden Trading Room.
(May 3, 2017). Experiences of a Stock Trader and Ponzi Scheme Victim: From Goldman Sachs to Bernie Madoff and the Failure of SIPC Keynote/Plenary Address College and University Auditors of Virginia Conference Virginia Beach, VA.
Cohen, A. (June 24, 2016). Utilizing the Power of Bloomberg for Idea Generation in the Stock Market Lecture Bloomberg Educational Symposium New York City.
Cohen, A. and Najand, M. S. (March 4, 2016). Utilizing the Power of Bloomberg for Idea Generation in the Stock Market Lecture Bloomberg Asia Pacific Educational Symposium Sydney, Australia.
Cohen, A. (April 30, 2015). Lessons learned from Former Madoff Trader and Ponzi Scheme Victim Andrew Cohen Keynote/Plenary Address YAD Talks Norfolk, VA.
Cohen, A. (November 20, 2013). Experiences of a Stock Trader and Ponzi Scheme Victim: From Goldman Sachs to Bernie Madoff and the Failure of SIPC Keynote/Plenary Address Sentara Fraud Conference Norfolk, VA.
Cohen, A. (August 8, 2013). Experiences of a Stock Trader: From Goldman Sachs to Bernie Madoff and the Failure of SIPC Keynote/Plenary Address Williamsburg Fraud Conference Williamsburg, VA.
  • 2023: FMA 2023 Program Committee, FMA
  • 2022: 2022 FMA Innovation in Teaching Award committee, FMA
  • 2022: E.V. Williams Fellowship, Old Dominion University
  • 2020: 2020 FMA Innovation in Teaching Award committee, FMA
  • 2019: (FMA) Innovation in Teaching Award , The Financial Management Association International's (FMA)
  • 2019: University Teaching with Technology Award, Old Dominion University
  • 2018: FIG Faculty Innovation Grant, ODU
  • 2017: ODU Football: Game Day Professor, ODU Athletics
  • 2017: Entsminger Fellow, Lee Entsminger through Strome Entrepreneur Center
  • 2017: University Distinguished Teacher, Old Dominion University
  • 2016: Multiple Shining Stars, Old Dominion University
  • 2015: Outstanding Non-Tenure Faculty Award, Strome College of Business
  • 1981: Valedictorian of High School graduating class,