Faculty

USF MS in Financial Analysis

Professors in the MSFA program include academics who research finance as well as finance professionals from local investment companies. You’ll gain knowledge from instructors with a breadth of industry knowledge and deep analytical skills.  The majority of our instructors also hold CFA charters. 

Program Director:

John Gonzales

Program Director / Professor
(415) 422-5245

Full-Time Faculty


Ludwig Chincarini

Professor
(415) 422-6992

Professor Ludwig B. Chincarini brings to USF over fifteen years of professional experience in the financial industry, specializing in portfolio management, quantitative equity management, and derivatives. He is the author of the industry standard Quantitative Equity Portfolio Management, and a new book about the financial crisis, The Crisis of Crowding. At present, Professor Chincarini serves as an advisor to USCF Investments, the leading commodities firm for exchange-traded funds (ETFs)....

Education:

Ph.D., Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1995, B.A., Economics (Summa Cum Laude), University of California at Berkeley, 1991

John Gonzales

Assistant Professor
(415) 422-5245

Assistant Professor John Gonzales is internationally recognized for his service work as an economist focusing on transition economies, emerging market economics, and monetary policy. With the aim of helping his students develop a more comprehensive understanding of the intricate and interdependent network of variables that affect our global economy, Gonzales teaches courses in capital market theory, corporate finance, investment and analysis, micro and macroeconomics, monetary economics, equity...

Education:

Ph.D., Economics, University of Wisconsin, 1983, M.A., Economics, University of Wisconsin, 1980, B.A., Economics, California State University, Fullerton, 1978

Part-Time Faculty


Satish Ananthaswamy

Adjunct Professor
(415) 422-5555

Satish Ananthaswamy is the 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. Prior to joining the Treasurer's Office in 1998, he was VP/Director of Reuters Risk Management; Quantitative Analyst for Lincoln Investment Management and Fixed Income analyst for Analytic Investment Management. He earned his MBA in Finance from the University of Southern California, MS in...

Education:

University of Southern California, MBA

Ivan Asensio

Assistant Professor

Ivan Oscar Asensio has been part of the finance faculty at USF since 2015. He brings a wealth of professional experience to his classroom instruction, having spent over 20 years advising multinational corporations and institutional investors on solving problems related to currency and financial market risks. Professor Asensio's research focuses on two important strands in finance literature: solving the currency hedging puzzle and understanding the drivers that propagate the risk premium in...

Education:

Ph.D., Economics, University of California, Santa Cruz, 2013, M.A., International Economics, University of California, Santa Cruz, 2011, M.S., Statistics, University of California, Los Angeles, 2005, B.S., Finance, University of Southern California, 1998, B.A., Mathematics, University of Southern California, 1998

Mariia Eroshin

Adjunct Professor
(415) 422-5555

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. Ms. Eroshin brings to the company her experience working with high-net-worth individuals, family offices, and foundations. Prior to joining US Trust, she was...

Education:

University of Minnesota Duluth

William Ktsanes

William Ktsanes is a Vice President and Portfolio Manager at Citi Community Capital, the community development division of Citibank.  Prior to joining Citi, he was the Director of Research and Analysis at RealFacts, a company that collects and analyzes real estate data.  Before embarking on a career in finance, William lived in northern Thailand for seven years, first as a US Peace Corps volunteer doing rural economic development work and later as the head of a Thai elementary school.  He’s a...

Education:

MBA, University of California, Berkeley, MSFA, University of San Francisco, MPA in International Development Policy, Rutgers University, BA Economics, University of California, Santa Cruz

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

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. Prior to that, he built and managed customized investment...

Education:

Boston College, MBA

Torben Voetmann

Adjunct Professor
(415) 235-5709

Professor Voetmann is a principal at The Brattle Group and an adjunct professor at USF’s School of Management. He has testified on issues related to financial econometrics, asset pricing models, event-study analysis, market microstructure, securities and bond prices, and capital markets. He has also consulted on issues related to mergers and acquisitions, appraisal actions, and disputes involving valuation of private and public companies, illiquidity securities, employee stock options, and...

Education:

Copenhagen Business School, Ph.D., Finance, 2000, Aarhus School of Business, MS, Finance, 1993, Aarhus School of Business, BBA, 1991

Expertise:

Corporate Finance, Capital Markets, Valuation, Mergers and Acquisitions

Loren Walden

Adjunct Professor
(415) 422-5555

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. Prior to Blue Oak, Loren was a principal at BTR Capital Management, Inc., a San Francisco investment advisory firm with over $350 million in private client assets, where he served as a portfolio manager and analyst. Before joining BTR, Loren served as a research associate and portfolio administrator at a Sand Hill Road investment...

Education:

Menlo College, BA

Contact Info

Admission: Graduate

Monday–Friday 9 a.m–5 p.m.

University of San Francisco
Downtown Campus
101 Howard Street, Suite 500
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 422-2221