Mike Edleson

University of Chicago

Mike Edleson is Chief Risk Officer, responsible for risk management of The University of Chicago’s endowment. He joined the Office of Investments in early 2010.

From 2003–2010, Mike ran risk management globally for four divisions of Morgan Stanley as managing director, including Equities and Morgan Stanley Smith Barney. Previously, he worked as chief economist and senior vice president of NASDAQ and NASD. Mike was a finance professor at Harvard Business School for over six years, following four years on the faculty at West Point; he also served for nearly 30 years in the US Army.

Mike is a financial author and inventor, and has been co-editor or associate editor of two finance journals. He is on the board of directors of Myriad Funds and Financial Management Association and serves on the investment committee for West Point. Mike earned a B.S., summa cum laude, from West Point, an M.S. and Ph.D. in economics from MIT, and is a CFA Charterholder. Mike was a featured speaker at both the 2012 & 2013 Global Volatility Summits.