Dr. Susan Mangiero is an independent risk management and valuation consultant with over twenty years of experience in capital markets, global treasury, asset-liability management, portfolio management, financial risk control and valuation. She has worked on several trading desks, in the areas of foreign exchange, fixed income, futures and options. A CFA charterholder and certified Financial Risk Manager, she is also an Accredited Investment Fiduciary Analyst and Professional Plan Consultant. Dr. Mangiero sometimes serves as an expert witness on matters relating to financial valuation, risk management, asset allocation, suitability, prudence and damage assessment. She is regularly invited to speak about valuation, risk and governance with an emphasis on applications to institutional investment market participants such as pensions and hedge funds. She has addressed groups that include the U.S. Department of Labor, Chicago Board of Trade, New York State Department of Insurance, Merrill Lynch, Association of Public Pension Fund Auditors, Association of Forensic Economics, New England Public Employee Retirement Systems Forum, Global Association of Risk Professionals, American Society of Appraisers, the Wall Street Transcript, Strategy Institute, Connecticut State Department of Banking, Canadian Investment Review (keynote), Strategic Research Institute, Incisive Media (publisher of Hedge Funds Review) and the Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants. Her book, Risk Management for Pensions, Endowments, and Foundations (John Wiley & Sons, 2005), looks at risk management and valuation issues, with an emphasis on fiduciary responsibility and best practices. Her articles have appeared in Hedge Fund Review, Investment Lawyer, Valuation Strategies, RISK Magazine, Financial Services Review, Family Foundation Advisor, Hedgeco.net (http://hedgeco.net/), Expert Evidence Report, and Bankers Magazine. Susan Mangiero has written chapters for several books including the Litigation Services Handbook and The Handbook of Interest Rate Risk Management and is a contributing editor of the Journal of Compensation and Benefits. She has been quoted in places that include the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Baltimore Sun, Bloomberg.com (http://bloomberg.com/), and 401(k) Wire and Pensions & Benefits. She holds a Ph.D. in finance from the University of Connecticut, an MBA in Finance from New York University, an MA in Economics from George Washington University and a BA in Economics from George Mason University.