Hendrik (Hank) Bessembinder is a Senior Consultant with Compass Lexecon. He is also Francis J. and Mary B. Labriola Chair at W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. His academic research focuses on all aspects of trading, including trade execution costs, trading strategies, order routing, market rules, market transparency, and market structure, and spans stock, futures, bond, commodity, foreign exchange, and energy markets. He has published over 40 articles in the most prestigious academic journals. He is Managing Editor of the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Associate Editor of the Journal of Financial Markets, and former Associate Editor of the Journal of Financial Economics and the Journal of Finance.
Professor Bessembinder has over 20 years of successful consulting experience, in both advisory and litigation roles. He has provided strategic advice and analysis for numerous major firms and financial markets. His litigation and regulatory experience includes projects for government agencies, including the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and the Internal Revenue Service, as well as numerous projects for private sector clients. Professor Bessembinder is frequently invited to speak at conferences, financial markets, and universities around the world. Prior to affiliating with Compass Lexecon, Professor Bessembinder was affiliated with Cornerstone Research and Analysis Group.