Dr. Burton G. Malkiel is the Chief Investment Officer of AlphaShares. Dr. Malkiel is the Chemical Bank Chairman’s Professor of Economics at Princeton University and the author of the widely read investment book, A Random Walk Down Wall Street. He has long held professorships in economics at Princeton, where he was also chairman of the Economics Department. He was dean of the Yale School of Management and William S. Beinecke Professor of Management Studies there from 19811988. He is a past appointee to the President’s Council of Economic Advisors. He serves on the boards of directors of The Vanguard Group Europe, Genmab A/S and Theravance, Inc. and on the investment committees of Active Investment Advisors and the American Philosophic Society. He is the Chairman of the New Products Committee of the American Stock Exchange and has served as Chairman of the Investment Committee of Prudential Financial and Chairman of the Pension Fund Committee of Southern New England Telecommunications. He holds B.A. and MBA degrees from Harvard and a Ph.D. degree from Princeton University. Dr. Malkiel began his career in the investment banking department of Smith Barney & Co.
Kevin T. Carter is the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Strategist of AlphaShares. Prior to founding AlphaShares, Mr. Carter was the Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Active Index Advisors (“AIA”), an investment management firm specializing in index and ETF based investment strategies. AIA was acquired by IXIS Asset Management in December 2004. Prior to founding AIA, Mr. Carter was the Founder and Chairman of Electronic Investing Corporation (“EIC”). Mr. Carter led EIC from inception through its July 2000 acquisition by E*TRADE Group. Prior to founding EIC, Mr. Carter worked as an institutional equity salesman and securities analyst for firms including Feshbach Brothers, Prudential Securities, and Robertson Stephens & Co. Mr. Carter received a BA in Economics from the University of Arizona.
Mark G. Adams, CFA is the Director of Research of AlphaShares. Prior to joining AlphaShares, Mr. Adams was a Senior Portfolio Manager for Active Investment Advisors, an investment management firm specializing in index and ETF based investment strategies. He was the Portfolio Manager of the Active China Strategy and Active Managed ETF Portfolios. Previously, Mr. Adams was Chief Operating Officer of investment consulting firm Barra RogersCasey. Prior to joining Barra RogersCasey, Mr. Adams worked for Barra International in Asia as Managing Director in Hong Kong and Japan overseeing research and consulting. Mr. Adams holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (“CFA”) charter and received a BS in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.
Jonathan J. Masse, CFA is a Senior Portfolio Manager of AlphaShares. Prior to joining AlphaShares, Mr. Masse served as an Institutional Portfolio Manager and Strategist for Barclays Global Investors where his team managed over $300 billion of assets. He has managed equity portfolios benchmarked to nearly all emerging markets including over $8.9 billion in Chinese equities. Prior to joining Barclays Global Investors, Mr. Masse was an options trader and market maker on the PSE, CBOE, and CBOT with Stafford Trading, the Timber Hill Group, and Cooper Neff/BNP respectively. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (“CFA”) charter, teaches the “Portfolio Management in a Global Context” class for the San Francisco Analyst Society’s CFA Level III Review program, has an MBA degree from the University of Santa Clara, and received a BS in Finance from Boston College.