Academic Director of the Wharton Wealth Management Initiative & Adjunct Associate Professor of Finance at The Wharton School

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Dr. Geczy, PhD, regularly teaches investment management and co-created the first full course on hedge funds at The Wharton School. He also teaches 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, Dr. Geczy worked for the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Washington, D.C., in its Division of Research and Statistics. He 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 numerous 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.

Dr. Geczy has served on the Economic Advisory Board of NASDAQ, has acted as an editor of the Journal of Alternative Investments and has joined the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Wealth Management. He is also a founding board member of the Mid-Atlantic Hedge Fund Association and was its chairman from 2007 to 2008, and he has served on the curriculum and exam committee of the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association (CAIA).

Dr. Geczy has a BA in economics from the University of Pennsylvania and a PhD in finance and economics from the Graduate School of Business at the University of Chicago.

Dr. Geczy has been compensated by BlackRock for his time in providing the foregoing opinions. All opinions presented here are his own and are not necessarily those of BlackRock, The Wharton School, or Forefront Analytics, an entity affiliated with Dr. Geczy.

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