Wharton Wealth Management Initiative Academic Director

The experienced professionals on the Wealth Management Initiative (WMI) team partner with financial firms to turn knowledge into action. The team also connects industry, alumni, and faculty around important issues in the field.

Chris GeczyChristopher C. Geczy, PhD

Adjunct Professor of Finance; Academic Director, Wharton Wealth Management Initiative; Academic Director,Jacobs Levy Equity Management Center for Quantitative Financial Research, The Wharton School

Formerly on staff at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and a member of the Economic Advisory Board of Nasdaq, Chris has expertise in such financial areas as wealth management, risk management, and equity lending. Chris is a Fellow of the Wharton Financial Institutions Center and has taught numerous programs in Executive Education, including Hedge Fund Strategies, Manager Search & Selection, and Understanding Investment Policy. He acts as an editor of the Journal of Alternative Investments and belongs to the Advisory Board of the Journal of Wealth Management. Chris is a founding board member of the Mid-Atlantic Hedge Fund Association, serves on the curriculum and exam committees of the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association (CAIA), and also serves on the board of the Alexander Hamilton Friends Association. 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.

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