Ph.D., Boston College, 2005; MSc, London School of Economics, 1999; BSc, Boston College, 1998
Investments, derivatives, trading activity
Hedge Funds as Liquidity Providers: Evidence from the Lehman Bankruptcy (with Phil Strahan) http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1462315
On Tournament Behavior in Hedge Funds: High Water Marks, Managerial Horizon, and the Backfilling Bias (with Vikram Nanda)
A Unique View of Hedge Fund Derivatives Usage: Safeguard or Speculation? (with J. Spencer Martin)
Stock Market Trading Activity and Returns around Milestones (with Stephan Dieckmann)
"Informed Trader Usage of Stock vs. Option Markets: Evidence from Hedge Fund Investment Advisors", with J. Spencer Martin,
Academic Positions Held
Securities and Exchange Commission, Division of Risk, Strategy, and Financial Innovation, Washington, D.C., Visiting Academic Scholar: 2009-Present; Arizona State University: 2005-present
Career and Recent Professional Awards; Teaching Awards
Q Group Research Grant (2009-10), Foundation for Managed Derivatives Research (2003, 2006), Teaching Excellence Award, Boston College (2003), Giffuni Prize for Best Undergraduate Economics Thesis (1998).
"Share Restrictions and Asset Pricing: Evidence from the Hedge Fund Industry," Journal of Financial Economics, 2007, 33-58.
"Portfolio Performance Evaluation", with Wayne Ferson, in preparation for Foundations and Trends in Finance, Now Publishing, eds.
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FIN 427 - Derivative Financl Securities
Study of stock options, index options, convertible securities, financial futures, warrants, subscription rights, and arbitrage pricing theory.