Student Analysts and Strategists at Desautels Capital Management are supported by experienced faculty members from McGill’s Desautels Faculty of Management. Professor Vadim di Pietro acts as the firm’s Chief Investment Officer and advising representative and must approve all trades.
Professor Morty Yalovsky is the President of Desautels Capital Management. He joined the faculty in 1974, and in addition to his academic responsibilities, he has assumed several senior administrative roles, including Vice-Principal (Administration and Finance) at the University level. Professor Yalovsky's research interests include Statistical Methodology, Forecasting Methods, and Modeling. He has also consulted in the areas of Applied Statistics and Information Technology for several leading Canadian corporations
Vadim di Pietro
Co-Chief Investment Officer
Professor di Pietro is Chief Investment Officer, Chief Compliance Officer, and registered Advising Representative for Desautels Capital Management. He joined the Desautels Faculty of Management in 2009. Prior to Desautels, Vadim was an investment strategist at J.P. Morgan in London from 2007 to 2009. He holds a B.Eng. from McGill University, a Master's in Mathematical Finance from the University of Toronto, and a PhD in Finance from the Kellogg School of Management. Vadim is also a CFA charterholder.
Co-Chief Investment Officer
Professor Kondo joined the Finance group at the Desautels Faculty of Management in 2012 after having served on the faculty at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. Prior to becoming an academic, he was a proprietary trader at Goldman Sachs. He holds an undergraduate degree in Economics from Princeton University and a PhD in Financial Economics from MIT’s Sloan School of Management.
MMF Program Director
Professor Ericsson joined the Desautels Faculty of Management in 1999 with a PhD from the Stockholm School of Economics. Professor Ericsson's current research focuses on risk premia in corporate bond and credit derivative markets, and has been published in, among others, the Journal of Business and the Journal of Finance. He is a frequent guest speaker at industry conferences and has carried out consulting projects for a Nordic real estate investment firm, the Swedish National Debt Office, as well as for a hedge fund startup in Scandinavia.
Academic Director of HIM Program
Professor Ghosh joined the Desautels Faculty of Management in 2017, having formerly been a faculty member in the finance area at Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business. Professor Ghosh’s research lies at the interface of macroeconomics and finance and has been published in, among other journals, the Journal of Finance and the Review of Financial Studies. She holds a PhD in Economics from the London School of Economics.