Professor John M. Griffin is the James A. Elkins Centennial Chair in Finance at McCombs School of Business, University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Griffin is a leading forensic finance expert, specializing in understanding the role of potentially illegal, illicit, or immoral actions in financial markets. His research has analyzed potential fraud related to cryptocurrencies, PPP fraud, CMBS, CLOs, the 2007-2008 financial crisis, bonds and structured finance products, credit ratings, derivatives, insider trading, market manipulation, investment bank disclosures, financial market anomalies and hedge funds. His papers have won top finance awards and, according to the SEC, he is the second most cited academic in recent SEC rulemaking. He has published over 30 papers in the top finance and economics journals and is widely cited. His recent research has been profiled in Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and over 750 other news outlets around the world.
Professor Griffin is the CEO/owner of Integra FEC, Integra REC, Integra Research Group, and Integra MED Analytics, which specialize in Forensic Investigations. Integra FEC and Professor Griffin have consulted for various entities including the US and state DOJs, the SEC, the CFTC, and other parties. He is a past President and Vice-President of the Western Finance Association, one of the leading finance associations, as well as a past President and Vice-President of the Society of Financial Studies SFS Cavalcade, and a former director of the Financial Management Association and Western Finance Association. He has also been a visiting professor at Harvard Business School, Yale School of Management, and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. An overview of his research can be found here on Bloomberg and Podcast.