Dr. Chris Hughen, CFA, CIPM is Associate Professor of Finance at the University of Denver. He regularly teaches courses in security analysis, portfolio management, and international finance. Chris holds a Ph.D. in finance from the University of Missouri, and his specialty is investments. Since 2001 Chris has published 13 peer-reviewed research articles in leading finance journals such as the Journal of Financial Research and Financial Management. His research has won awards from the CFP Board of Examiners, Academy of Financial Services, and the Daniels College of Business. Dr. Hughen is actively involved in the CFA Institute and previously served as president of CFA Society of Toledo. After earning a master’s degree in finance and banking, Chris Hughen started his career in finance at Kimberly-Clark, which is a consumer products manufacturer in the Fortune 500. Chris continued his education at the University of Missouri, where he earned a Ph.D. in Finance in 2000. Dr. Hughen holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and the Certificate of Investment Performance Measurement (CIPM), which are premier professional credentials in the global investment community.
I joined Seeking Alpha as a Senior Editor in June 2012, and left to pursue other opportunities in late 2016. I managed the Dividends, Income & Retirement and Expert Insight platforms. D&I focuses on income investment strategies and dividend investment-focused content for investors from the accumulation stage to retirement. The purpose of Expert Insight is to expand and elevate the quality of Seeking Alpha's content by including articles from an industry insider's point of view, designed to help investors make more informed decisions as they consider specific sectors and trends within those sectors for their investing strategies, e.g., utilities or technology. Expert Insight articles offer more of a macro, 30,000-foot-view that goes beyond investment analysis or stock recommendations. I also curated the Dividends & Income Digest, a bi-weekly publication that takes a look at a question that is compelling and relevant to the community, showcases the responses of DI thought leaders, and serves as a round-up of top DI articles. I have a particular interest in retirement-related content, particularly with regard to using a dividend strategy to create a steady income stream for those golden years.