I recently joined Buck Consultants, an Xerox Company, based in New York City. At Buck, I focus on developing investment consulting solutions focused on alternative investments and absolute returns strategies. I spent several years in the financial industry working in the alternative asset management and financial risk management areas. I was the Director of Research at Magnitude Capital, a fund of hedge funds, where I developed the portfolio risk management methodologies and was involved in selecting new managers. I subsequently was a Director at Jefferies Financial Products and Chicago Trading Company, where I continued working on alternative investments selection and portfolio management, and oversaw the development and sale of commodities structured products to institutional investors. I started his career as a computational physicist at the University of Chicago and I hold a M.B.A. in Finance and Management from the University of Chicago .