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Clemens Sialm

Dept. Chair, Professor, Chair Department of Finance

Department:     Finance

Additional Titles:     Charles E. & Sarah M. Seay Regents’ Chair in Finance; Director, AIM Investment Center Professor of Economics

Industry Areas:     Capital Markets, Financial Institutions, Investment Banking, Investment Management

Research Areas:     Asset Pricing, Investments, Mutual Funds, Taxation

Clemens Sialm

Clemens Sialm is a Professor of Finance and Economics at the University of Texas at Austin. He holds the Charles E. and Sarah M. Seay Regents Chair in Finance and is the Director of the AIM Investment Center. He is also a Research Associate in the Asset Pricing and Public Economics programs of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). He is an editor at the Review of  Financial Studies.

Sialm received an M.A. in Economics from the University of St.Gallen in Switzerland and a Ph.D. in Economics from Stanford University. The University of St.Gallen recently awarded him an honorary doctorate (Dr. oec. h.c.) for his research in the fields of investments, mutual funds, retirement savings, and taxation.

Sialm's research interests are in the areas of investments, retirement savings, and taxation. His research has been published in the American Economic Review, the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, the Review of Financial Studies, the Review of Finance, the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Management Science, the Journal of Public Economics, and the Financial Analysts Journal among others. Sialm's research has been frequently cited in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and The Economist.

Prior to joining the University of Texas, he taught at Stanford University and at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He currently is the CEO of the Texas McCombs Investment Advisers LLC, an investment company managed by MBA students at the University of Texas at Austin. He also teaches Financial Management, the core MBA finance class in the Dallas-Fort Worth MBA program. Previously, he taught classes on Investments, Derivatives and Risk Management, and International Economics.



Professional Awards

McCombs School of Business Award for Research Excellence


McCombs Career Award


Career Award for Outstanding Research Contributions


Graham and Dodd Best Paper Award from the Financial Analysts Journal


Honorary Doctorate in Economics from the University of St. Gallen


Pangano-Zecher Award for Best Paper, Review of Finance


Clemens Sialm, Jacky Lin, Genevieve Selden, and John Shoven. Deconstructing the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Journal of Wealth Management. Forthcoming.

Clemens Sialm, and Qifei Zhu. Currency Management by International Fixed Income Mutual Funds. Journal of Finance. Forthcoming.

Irem Demirci, Miguel Ferreira, Pedro Matos, and Clemens Sialm. 2022. How Global is Your Mutual Fund? International Diversification from Multinationals. Review of Financial Studies, 35(7):3337-3372.


Clemens Sialm, Mathias Kronlund, Veronica K. Pool, and Irina Stefanescu. 2021. Out of Sight No More? The Effect of Fee Disclosures on 401(k) Investment Allocations. Journal of Financial Economics 141(2), 644-668.


Clemens Sialm, Zheng Sun, and Lu Zheng. 2020. Home Bias and Local Contagion: Evidence form Funds of Hedge Funds. Review of Financial Studies 33(10), 4771-4810.


Clemens Sialm and Hanjiang Zhang. 2020. Tax-Efficient Asset Management: Evidence from Equity Mutual Funds. Journal of Finance 75(2), 735-77.


Joseph Liberman, Clemens Sialm, Nathan Sosner, and Lixin Wang. 2020. The Tax Benefits of Separating Alpha from Beta. Financial Analysts Journal 76(1), 38-61.


Irem Demirci, Jennifer Huang, and Clemens Sialm. 2019. Government Debt and Corporate Leverage: International Evidence. Journal of Financial Economics 133(2), 337-356.


Gene Amromin, Jennifer Huang, Clemens Sialm, and Edward Zhong. 2018. Complex Mortgages. Review of Finance 22(6), 1975-2007.


Zhi Da, Borja Larrain, Clemens Sialm, and Jose Tessada. 2018. Destabilizing Financial Advice: Evidence from Pension Fund Reallocations. Review of Financial Studies 31(1), 3720-3755.


Clemens Sialm and Nathan Sosner. 2018. Taxes, Shorting, and Active Management. Financial Analysts Journal 74(1), 88-107.


Veronika K. Pool, Clemens Sialm, and Irina Stefanescu. 2016. It Pays to Set the Menu: Mutual Fund Investment Options in 401(k) Plans. Journal of Finance 71(4), 1779-1812.


Clemens Sialm and T. Mandy Tham. 2016. Spillover Effects in Mutual Fund Companies. Management Science 62(5), 1472-1486.


Clemens Sialm, Laura T. Starks, and Hanjiang Zhang. 2015. Defined Contribution Pension Plans: Mutual Fund Asset Allocation Changes. American Economic Review 105(5), 432-436.


Clemens Sialm, Laura T. Starks, and Hanjiang Zhang. 2015. Defined Contribution Pension Plans: Sticky or Discerning Money? Journal of Finance70(2), 805-828.


Clemens Sialm and Laura T. Starks. 2012. Mutual Fund Tax Clienteles. Journal of Finance 67(4), 1397-1422.


Jennifer Huang, Clemens Sialm, and Zhang, Hanjiang. 2011. Risk Shifting and Mutual Fund Performance. Review of Financial Studies 24(8), 2575-2616.


David Brophy, Paige Ouimet, and Clemens Sialm. 2009. Hedge Funds as Investors of Last Resort? Review of Financial Studies 22, 541-574.


Clemens Sialm. 2009. Tax Changes and Asset Pricing. American Economic Review 99, 1356-1383.


Zoran Ivkovich, Clemens Sialm, and Scott Weisbenner. 2008. Portfolio Concentration and the Performance of Individual Investors. Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis 43(3), 613-655.


Marcin Kacperczyk, Clemens Sialm, and Lu Zheng. 2008. Unobserved Actions of Mutual Funds. Review of Financial Studies 21, 2379-2416.


Gene Amromin, Jennifer Huang, and Clemens Sialm. 2007. The Tradeoff between Mortgage Prepayments and Tax-Deferred Retirement Savings. Journal of Public Economics 91, 2014-2040.


Clemens Sialm. 2006. Stochastic Taxation and Asset Pricing in Dynamic General Equilibrium. Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control 30, 511-540.


Marcin Kacperczyk, Clemens Sialm, and Lu Zheng. 2005. On the Industry Concentration of Actively Managed Equity Mutual Funds. Journal of Finance 60(4), 1983-2011.


John Shoven and Clemens Sialm. 2003. Asset Location in Tax-Deferred and Conventional Savings Accounts. Journal of Public Economics 88, 607-628.


Joel Dickson, John Shoven, and Clemens Sialm. 2000. Tax Externalities of Equity Mutual Funds. National Tax Journal 53 (3/2), 607-628.