Michael Edleson, Ph.D., CFA
Board of Directors, Member
Dr. Edleson recently retired as 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, Dr. Edleson ran risk management globally for four divisions of Morgan Stanley as managing director, including CRO for Equities and Morgan Stanley Smith Barney. Previously, he served as Chief Economist and senior vice president of NASDAQ and NASD. Dr. Edleson was a finance professor at Harvard Business School for over six years, following four years on the faculty at West Point; he was an Army engineer officer and served over 29 years in uniform, active and reserve. Dr. Edleson recently served on the board of Financial Management Association International. He earned a B.S. from West Point and an M.S. and Ph.D. in economics from MIT, is a CFA charter holder and co-author (with Don Chance) of the new CFA Risk Management curriculum. Dr. Edleson currently serves on several boards including the Investment Committee of the board at West Point.