Thomas Schneeweis

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Thomas Schneeweis, professor of finance at the School of Management, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA, is also the director of the Center for International Securities and Derivatives Markets there. [1]

Finance academic discipline studying businesses and investments

Finance is a field that is concerned with the allocation (investment) of assets and liabilities over space and time, often under conditions of risk or uncertainty. Finance can also be defined as the art of money management. Participants in the market aim to price assets based on their risk level, fundamental value, and their expected rate of return. Finance can be split into three sub-categories: public finance, corporate finance and personal finance.

University of Massachusetts Amherst public university in Massachusetts, USA

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He is president of Alternative Investment Analytics, LLC, which he established in 2005, as a consultancy in the fields of multi-advisor hedge fund creation and asset allocation.

A hedge fund is an investment fund that pools capital from accredited investors or institutional investors and invests in a variety of assets, often with complex portfolio-construction and risk management techniques. It is administered by a professional investment management firm, and often structured as a limited partnership, limited liability company, or similar vehicle. Hedge funds are generally distinct from mutual funds, as their use of leverage is not capped by regulators, and distinct from private equity funds, as the majority of hedge funds invest in relatively liquid assets.

He is a frequent speaker at academic and financial-services industry events and is often quoted press (i.e. the Financial Times, Business Week and the Wall Street Journal.

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