John Longo, Ph.D.
Dr. Longo is Professor of Practice in the Finance & Economics Department at Rutgers Business School, and Chief Investment Officer and Chairman of the Investment Committee for The MDE Group (www.mdegroup.com), a registered investment advisor with $1.2 billion under management, and its sister company, Acertus Capital Management. He serves as co-Portfolio Manager for a mutual fund and series of hedge funds. The MDE Group has been ranked as the 4th best independent investment advisor in the USA by Barron’s in 2007 and 2008.
Dr. Longo has appeared on CNBC, Bloomberg TV, Bloomberg Radio, Fox Business, BBC World, The (Ron) Insana Quotient and several other programs. He has been quoted in the The Wall Street Journal, Thomson Reuters, Dow Jones MarketWatch, The Chicago Tribune, The Star Ledger, Hedge Fund Alert, FundFire, and dozens of other periodicals.
He is author / editor of Hedge Fund Alpha: A Framework for Generating and Understanding Investment Performance. He is a member of the Editorial Boards of The Journal of Performance Measurement and The Journal of Financial Planning & Forecasting. He has served as consultant to many financial service firms on a global basis and three times led Rutgers students to a personal visit with Warren Buffett. Previously, he was a Vice President at Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc.