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Daniel Magestro


Dr. Daniel Magestro is an Adjunct Professor in Finance in the Fisher College of Business at the Ohio State University. He joined the Department of Finance in 2010 and teaches graduate- and undergraduate-level courses in data analysis and investment management.

 Dr. Magestro is the Director of the Analytics Center of Excellence at Cardinal Health, where he oversees various analytical projects to improve the financial performance of Cardinal Health’s $90 billion pharmaceutical division.  Previously, Dr. Magestro has worked at JP Morgan Chase, Nationwide Insurance, and Investor Analytics, and his work has crossed marketing, institutional investments, risk management, and hedge funds.

 Dr. Magestro came to business from science – he holds a Ph.D. in nuclear physics and enjoyed a successful first career in physics research and education. He presented original research at 40 seminars and conferences in ten countries, and he taught physics courses at three universities (including Ohio State). In his free time, he serves on the boards of Consider Biking and Leadership Upper Arlington and has strong interests in building sustainable communities.


Areas of Expertise

  • Mortgage-backed Securities
  • Real Estate
  • Portfolio Risk Management
  • Derivatives
  • Asset and Liability Management


  • PhD, Nuclear Physics
Finance 723 - Special Topics in Investment Management

The main objective of this course is to develop a broad understanding of financial derivatives and the risks associated with them.

Finance 862 - Quantitative Methods  in Finance

This course explores some of the most common techniques used in financial and investment analysis. An effective financial analyst must know the inherent limits of an analysis technique, question the validity of its results, and communicate such information. We will emphasize this point with applied case studies and in-class discussions.