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Program Director: John Veitch

Tel: (415)-422-5555
kracharya@usfca.edu

Kandarp Acharya

Adjunct Professor

Kandarp Acharya is a Senior Vice President and Director of Quantitative Analysis and Strategy for Wealth Management. His responsibilities include developing and implementing the quantitative methodology for multi-asset-class, risk-premium models, which underlie tactical asset-allocation decisions. He also develops Capital Market Assumptions for Strategic Asset Allocations for Wealth Management.

Tel: (415) 422-5555
sananthaswamy@usfca.edu

Satish Ananthaswamy

Adjunct Professor and Associate Director, MSRM

Satish Ananthaswamy is the Director and Senior Portfolio Manager, and a member of the Portfolio Management Team, responsible for managing the fixed income portfolios for the Board of Regents, University of California.

Tel: (415) 422-5555
pchau@usfca.edu

Peter Chau

Adjunct Professor

Peter Chau's specialties include analyzing financial instruments and products with embedded options and risk management.

Tel: (415) 422-6992
lbchincarini@usfca.edu

Ludwig Chincarini

Associate Professor

Ludwig B. Chincarini brings a wealth of knowledge from his professional experience in the financial industry into his classroom. Dr. Chincarini creates a solid foundation for his scholars to understand rising strategies within the economic field. His well received contributions and extensive involvement within the business world create a shining example for future leaders.

Tel: 415-422-5555
pjcollins2@usfca.edu

Patrick Collins

Adjunct Professor

Patrick J. Collins is a principal of the independent investment counsel firm of Schultz Collins Lawson Chambers, Inc. In addition to advising individuals, he provides investment analysis for trustees of family trusts, foundations, endowments.

Tel: 415-422-5555
jbcraig@usfca.edu

J. Brad Craig

Adjunct Professor

Brad Craig has been with The Private Bank of Wells Fargo since 2006 and has over 25 years of experience in the investment industry. In his role as a Senior Investment Manager with The Private Bank, Mr. Craig focuses on investment allocation / risk management strategies for high-net-worth clients whose portfolios typically are in excess of $5 million..

Tel: 415-422-5555
makouznetsova@usfca.edu

Mariia Eroshin, CFA, CPA, CFP

Adjunct Professor

Mariia Eroshin is a Senior Portfolio Manager at U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management. As a Senior Portfolio Manager, Ms. Eroshin is responsible for understanding the clients' strategic investment objectives and unique goals in order to provide guidance and effectively develop and manage investments and asset allocation.

Tel: 415-422-5555
mpfredenburg@usfca.edu

Mark Fredenburg

Adjunct Professor

Mark has over 28 years of experience in financial services and has been a Portfolio Manager and Equity Analyst for 20 years.  He is responsible for managing investment portfolios for wealthy individuals, trusts, foundations and non-profits and is on the Sector Strategy Team for Wells Fargo.


Tel: (415) 422-5245
gonzales@usfca.edu

John Gonzales

Term Assistant Professor

John Gonzales held the position of Principal Economist for the Centre for Cooperation with the Economies in Transition, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) from 1992 to 1994. He aims to help his students develop a more comprehensive understanding of the network of variables that affect our global economy and teaches courses in capital market theory, corporate finance, investment and analysis, micro and macroeconomics, monetary economics, equity valuation and international finance.

Tel: 415-422-5555
dgkrytzer@usfca.edu

Damon Krytzer

Adjunct Professor

Professor Krytzer has origination structuring and execution experience in the global capital markets. Diversified deal experience in developed and emerging markets has provided commercialization, portfolio management and risk measurement expertise, with a focus on commercializaion.

Tel: 415-422-5555
laum@usfca.edu

Man-Lui Lau

Associate Professor

Man-Lui Lau received his Ph.D. from Cornell University. His areas of specialization are microeconomics, macroeconomics, options and futures, mathematical economics and economies of East Asia. Dr. Lau has published papers on the theory of economic growth and Asian economies. Current research includes the East and Southeast Asian economies, financial development and economic growth, and the theory of Real Options and its application.

Tel:
memaestas@usfca.edu

Michael Maestas

Adjunct Professor

Michael Maestas is the Managing Director of Alternative Investments at Charles Schwab and brings over 15 years of investment industry experience to USF. In his current role, Mr. Maestas focuses on operational due diligence and quantitative risk frameworks. Previously, he was the Chief Compliance Officer at Avalon Global Asset Management where he managed a $30mil. subportfolio and oversaw Avalon’s accounting, operations, and compliance.

Tel: 650-233-5000
jmandle@sterlingstamos.com

Jonathan Mandle

Adjunct Professor

Jonathan Mandle is a Partner and the Head of Total Return and Credit Strategies at Corrum Capital Management. Prior to launching Corrum Capital, Jonathan was a Managing Director and the Head of Absolute Return and Credit strategies at Stamos Capital. Previously, he was a Director at the University of California, Office of the Treasurer of the Regents, where he managed a multi-billion dollar Hedge Fund portfolio with a global mandate.

Tel: (415) 422-6271
veitchj@usfca.edu

John Veitch

Professor

John Veitch, Professor of Finance and Director of the M.S. in Financial Analysis program, brings over two decades of academic and chief administrative service to the University. Specializing in financial analysis and risk management, Dr. Veitch is the co-author of a number of articles on country risk in Mexico, Brazil, Argentina and South Africa due to contributing factors of financial integration, currency devaluation and currency contagion.

Tel: 415-422-5555
lwwalden@usfca.edu

Loren Walden

Adjunct Professor

Loren is a co-founder of Blue Oak Capital, LLC. Mr. Walden has over 23 years extensive experience with private client portfolio management and investment analysis.

Tel: (415) 422-6194
mwong11@usfca.edu

M.C. Sunny Wong

Professor

Professor Sunny Wong received his Bachelor of Science, Master of Science and Ph.D. degrees in Economics from the University of Oregon (1996-2002). His teaching and research interests include monetary policy, learning dynamics, business-cycle theory, and foreign direct investment. Professor Wong has published research articles in academic journals including Economic Inquiry, Economics Letters, Macroeconomic Dynamics, American Journal of Political Science, Political Research Quarterly, World Development, and other journals. He published a book, The Role of Policymakers in Business Cycle Fluctuations (Cambridge University Press) in April 2006.