Chris Hynes is currently a partner at Hastings Equity Partners LLC. Previously, Chris was EVP in charge of Private Asset Management at State Street Global Advisors (SSGA). At SSGA, Chris increased profitability by 20% annually and led a move toward offering clients tax-managed investing as a component of an integrated wealth management program. He also co-developed tax efficient SPDR’s (the first ETF’s), served on the original FIX protocol committee and was a member of the Trust Management Association. Prior to State Street, Chris was an SVP at Jeffries & Co, where he co-developed the electronic trading system POSIT.
John de Souza
John de Souza was most recently at Goldman Sachs, where he was a Vice President managing the Technology Practice of the Private Equity Group. Previously, John was the Vice President of Business Development and Marketing at D.E. Shaw Financial Technology, an internet startup company (sold to Merrill Lynch) that developed online real-time brokerage systems for retail brokerage firms. Prior to D.E. Shaw, Mr. de Souza was a co-founder and the Vice President of Marketing at Flash Communications, an Internet startup company (sold to Microsoft) that developed real-time two way messaging systems for corporations. He received a B.S. and an M.S. in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Master’s in International Management from Collège des Ingénieurs in France.
Steve is the Franco Modigliani Professor of Finance and Economics at MIT. Steve invented arbitrage pricing theory (APT) and has made major contributions to the theory of valuing options and other derivative securities. His research explores financial markets, corporate finance, investments, valuation and the economics of uncertainty. Steve is a co-founder of Roll and Ross Asset Management Corp., a quantitative financial management firm with over $3 billion in assets. He is also currently a member of the board of directors of Freddie Mac and a trustee of CalTech.
Luis is a George E. Bates Professor at Harvard Business School. His research focuses on how individuals and institutions can allocate their resources among different classes of assets to optimally hedge the risks they face. He has done work on dynamic asset-allocation strategies for long-term investors that take into consideration the changing nature of investment opportunities over the business cycle. He has also analyzed optimal asset-allocation strategies over the life cycle. Luis holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University.
George is a former finance professor at Harvard Business School. His research interests include the study of portfolio choice by individuals and institutions, investment management, derivatives pricing and risk management. George holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University.
Randy is a finance professor at Harvard Business School. His research interests include how individuals and institutions allocate their assets and market microstructure, as well as the book-to-market effect in stock returns. Randy holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago.