Adjunct Professor in the Brandeis International Business School
International Business School
Investment Management, Hedge Funds, Corporate Finance and Risk Management
Professor Hamza Abdurezak’s professional background blends academics, financial services industry and government experiences. In his academics career, he has taught graduate level corporate finance, investment management and financial management courses at Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard Extension & Summer Schools, the Fletcher School, Tufts University and University of Monterrey in Mexico. At his current faculty appointment here at Brandeis International Business School he teaches Investments and at Harvard he teaches Investment Management this fall & Corporate Finance in the spring in the graduate programs. His financial services industry experience include position of founder and chief executive officer of Risknomics, Inc., a firm that specialized in portfolio and risk management consulting for institutional investors such as pension funds, endowments, foundations and hedge funds. Some of his past client lists include University of Connecticut Foundation, Utah Pension, RYSE Inc. Lasair Capital, Manhattan Family Office and Capital Market Risk Advisers in NYC. He also served as an economist in the Ethiopian government prior to joining Harvard. Dr. Abdurezak received a bachelor's degree in economics from Addis Ababa University, a master's degree from the Harvard Kennedy School, and a PhD from Tufts University. He has also earned Financial Risk Manager (FRM) designation from Global Association of Risk Professional (GARP). His favorite sport is basketball and he is a loyal fan of the Boston Celtics.