Jay Ritter

Jay Ritter

Formal First Name

Jay R. Ritter is a professor of Corporate Finance for undergraduate, masters, and PhD levels at the University of Florida. He is a Joseph B. Cordell Eminent Scholar, known as “Mr. IPO” for his work on initial public offerings. His interests cover Initial Public Offerings, Asset Pricing, Valuation, Investment Banking, and Capital Structure.

Professional Experience

Academic History

  • Known as “Mr. IPO” for his work on initial public offerings
  • Tracks the % of IPO companies per year that have lost money in the previous 12 months
    • Highest reading of 83% in 2018
    • 2nd Highest reading of 81% in 200