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Ari is a portfolio manager  for the University of Chicago's $7 billion endowment.  He joined the University in 2013.  From 2006 to 2010, Ari was a derivatives market maker with Susquehanna International Group (SIG) in Bala Cynwyd, PA, and a proprietary derivatives trader ... more

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Huge ETH Rally, Quick Rebalancing
Ethereum (ETH) has rallied 240%. This rally was on the back of "enterprise ethereum", an announcement by some of the world's largest tech, financial, and even oil companies, that they will be jointly developing the ethereum platform.
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Birth Of An Asset Class - Cryptocurrency
Why are cryptocurrencies valuable?
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Economic Commentary: The Melt Up Trade
The combination of higher P/E ratios with higher corporate earnings could bring the S&P 500 50% higher over the next 2 years as under-invested money managers chase the rally, attracting ever greater retail flows.
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Economic Commentary: Trump
Investors found evidence for optimism among Trump's policy goals. Greater infrastructure spending and repatriation of offshore corporate cash could spur domestic growth.
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Depreciation, Fed, And Brexit
The odds implied by the market are currently about 33% that Britain will leave. If so, the pound will fall and volatility will rise.
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Correction
World markets are mostly in moderate correction territory, and I think it’s mostly a “correction” in the common usage of the term – we’ve eliminated most of the froth and excessive optimism in valuations in the US and Europe.
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Sell-Off, Syrians, And Self-Driving Cars.
A discussion of the global equity sell-off, the coming collapse of the eurozone, and the deflationary power of automation.

Work Experience

Portfolio Manager
University of Chicago Office of Investments
December 2013 - Present (5 years 9 months)

Education

University of Chicago
MBA
2011 / 2015
Economics, Econometrics & Statistics, Strategic Management, and Entrepreneurship
University of Pennsylvania
BA
2002 / 2006
Political Science

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