Conrad S. Ciccotello

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Conrad S. Ciccotello

Professor of Finance; Director of the Reiman School of Finance in the Daniels College of Business
University of Denver

Conrad S. Ciccotello is a Professor of Finance and the Director of the Reiman School of Finance in the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver. His primary research interests are in law and finance, with an emphasis on financial intermediation and services.

Professor Ciccotello served as the investment consultant for the University System of Georgia defined contribution retirement plan from 2008-2017. He has been quoted in numerous publications, including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and Washington Post, on issues related to investment performance and wealth management.  Dr. Ciccotello was the Editor of Financial Services Review  from 2001-2007 and the Executive Director of the Huebner Foundation from 2012-2016. He is a graduate of the Suffolk Law School and a member of the Pennsylvania and Supreme Court Bars. He earned a Ph.D. in finance from  Pennsylvania State University in 1993.


Professional Achievements

  • Has written over 60 publications, including articles in the Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Law and Economics, and Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis.
  • Received research grants from the TIAA Institute, Kauffman Foundation, Foundation for Financial Planning, and the William Davidson Institute.
  • Had his research cited in the Federal Register and entered into the Congressional Record as Senate Banking Committee testimony.


January 2022
Abundant economic and public policy data suggest that many Americans will struggle to maintain an adequate income in retirement.
August 2013
Retirement plans commonly “nudge” individuals into plan participation and a default investment option (typically, a target date retirement fund) if they do not make an affirmative choice.
February 2016
Gen Y is the largest, most educated and ethnically diverse demographic group in U.S. history, projected to make up 75% of the world’s workforce by 2050.