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CAIA Association - 10-Day India Academic Reach-out

August 24 — September 4, 2020
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Amherst, MA 01002 
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CAIA Association - 10-Day India Academic Reach-out
Monday, 24th August 2020 to Friday, 4th September, 2020

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Keith Black
Organization: CAIA Association

Keith Black has over thirty years of financial market experience, serving approximately half of that time as an academic and half as a trader and consultant to institutional investors. He currently serves as Managing Director of Content Strategy for the CAIA Association. During his most recent role at Ennis Knupp + Associates, Keith advised foundations, endowments and pension funds on their asset allocation and manager selection strategies in hedge funds, commodities, and managed futures. Prior experience includes commodities derivatives trading, stock options research and CBOE floor trading, and building quantitative stock selection models for mutual funds and hedge funds. Dr. Black previously served as an assistant professor and senior lecturer at the Illinois Institute of Technology. He contributes regularly to The CFA Digest, and has published in The Journal of Wealth Management, The Journal of Trading, The Journal of Investing, and The Journal of Alternatives Investments, among others. He is the author of the book “Managing a Hedge Fund,” as well as co-author of the second, third, and fourth editions of the CAIA Level I and Level II curriculum. Dr. Black was named to the Institutional Investor magazine’s list of “Rising Stars of Hedge Funds” in 2010. Dr. Black earned a BA from Whittier College, an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University, and a PhD from the Illinois Institute of Technology. He has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and was a member of the inaugural class of both CAIA and FDP members.

Shreekant Daga
Organization: CAIA Association

Shreekant is a CAIA, CFA and FRM charter holder. Shreekant pursued Bachelor’s in Management from Narsee Monjee College and later did his Master’s in Management from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS). He also holds a Master’s in Commerce from Mumbai University. He is an alumnus of BSE Training Institute. He has also acquired several certificates from the NSE. Shreekant has more than 5 years of experience in Structured Finance. His experience encompasses investment banking, handling recovery in stressed assets, ABS deal and rating evaluation, stressed assets and mutual fund rating. In mid-2018, he joined the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Association, India liaison office as Associate Director, Business Development. Shreekant has been a visiting faculty at JBIMS and is also involved in mentoring and evaluating year-long projects for Mumbai University. He is a contributor to academic research and has 4 research papers presented and published at international forums and journals respectively.

Jo Murphy
Organization: CAIA Association

Jo Murphy, Managing Director, Industry Relations, Asia Pacific, CAIA Association. Jo has been based in Asia, predominately in Hong Kong, for Jo has been in Asia for almost 23 years, predominantly based in Hong Kong but with two valuable years spent in Singapore. She has held several senior Asia Pacific wide management positions, successfully leading sales, business development, marketing and client relationship management divisions for major institutions; and has both built and managed large and effective regionally located teams. Jo was expatriated to Hong Kong, with Morgan Stanley, in early 1997 and has worked for several global institutions; covering intermediary, buy and sell side, entrepreneurial and now in a professional education business environment - throughout the Alternative Investment industry. In 2000, Jo joined HSBC Securities Services (previously Bank of Bermuda) as Head of Sales, Asia Pacific (based in Hong Kong) and in 2005 moved on to Head of Sales Asia (ex Japan) and Product Specialist for all alternative investment products at Deutsche Asset Management (in Singapore). In 2008 Jo rejoined the ex-Head of Bank of Bermuda / HSBC at Triple A Partners a privately held group. In early 2012 Jo joined the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Association, the international leader in alternative investment education and provider of the CAIA designation, as Managing Director, Asia Pacific. Jo enjoys the reputation of being hard-working, capable, committed and commercial; was voted “Asia’s most influential woman in the alternative sector” and also one of “The 25 most influential people in Asian hedge funds” by the industry’s leading AsianInvestor magazine. Jo also was a founding member of the Hong Kong AIMA Chapter, previously held an Executive Committee Member position and now sits on its Education Committee. Further, she also holds a number of corporate advisory positions, is a Fellow of UniSIM University (Singapore) as well as an advisory council member of UPACA Gurukul (India).