Mr. Ezra Zask is the Founder and serves as President and Principal at Ezra Zask Research Associates. He has been prominent for over three decades in the financial and investment management fields as a senior manager, portfolio manager, hedge fund and fund-of-funds manager, academic, speaker and author he has been actively managing, consulting, teaching, advising, writing and speaking on hedge fund and investment management issues for over three decades. he has founded a successful hedge fund focused on currency and interest rate arbitrage; managed asset allocation and portfolio construction; advised and raised assets for hedge funds and fund of funds; conducted hedge fund manager searches and due diligence; managed fund of funds and investment portfolios, and managed large scale trading operations and strategic positions for major banks. Mr. Zask is a graduate of Princeton and Columbia University. Mr. Zask has written and spoken extensively on a variety of financial topics. He is the author of "All About Hedge Funds, 2nd Edition," (McGraw Hill: 2013). Mr. Zask has taught graduate school level finance courses at the nation's most prestigious educational institutions including Yale, Princeton, Carnegie Mellon and Fordham universities and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.