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Christopher Geczy

Adjunct Associate Professor of Finance

Academic Director, Wharton Wealth Management Initiative Academic Director,Jacobs Levy Equity Management Center for Quantitative Financial Research

Links: Personal Website, The Jacobs Levy Equity Management Center for Quantitative Financial Research

Dr. Geczy has been on the Finance Faculty at Wharton since 1997 and has recently taken on the Academic Directorship of the Wharton Wealth Management Initiative at Wharton Executive Education. He has a B.A. in economics from the University of Pennsylvania and a Ph.D. in finance and econometrics from the Graduate School of Business at the University of Chicago.

He regularly teaches investment management and co-created the first full course on hedge funds at The Wharton School along with a number of executive education courses and has taught AIMR/CFA-Institute-accredited professional Risk Management courses through the University of Chicago's Graduate School of Business. Before his studies at Chicago, Chris worked for the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Washington, D.C., in its Division of Research and Statistics. Chris is a Fellow of the Wharton Financial Institutions Center and has been the New York Stock Exchange Fellow and the Geewax-Terker Fellow at the Rodney L. White Center for Financial Research at Wharton. He has been the Academic Director of a number of Wharton Executive Education programs including the 2009 Securities Industry Institute in partnership with SIFMA, the Investment Management Consultants Association Endowments and Foundations, Alternative Investments and the advanced Investment Strategist Certificate programs.

He has served on the Economic Advisory Board of NASDAQ, acts an editor of the Journal of Alternative Investments and has recently joined the Advisory Board of the Journal of Wealth Management. Chris is a founding board member of the Mid-Atlantic Hedge Fund Association and was its chairman from 2007 to 2008, and serves on the curriculum and exam committee of the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association (CAIA). Chris also serves on the board of the Alexander Hamilton Friends Association. Chris’s current research focuses on various topics including multifactor models, wealth management, risk management, asset allocation, the performance of managed funds, and various aspects of equity lending and short-selling. His work has appeared in numerous books and scholarly journals including the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, The Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology and the Journal of Political Economy. It has also been covered in the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Financial Times, Forbes, NPR, SmartMoney Magazine, on CNBC’s Squawk Box and in numerous other media outlets.