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Faculty Profile: Hamza Abdurezak

Hamza Abdurezak

Senior Lecturer in the Brandeis International Business School

Specializations:
Corporate Finance, Corporate and Portfolio Financial Modeling, Risk Management and Hedge Funds

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, financial management and financial reporting courses at Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard Extension & Summer Schools, the Fletcher School, Tufts University, Hult International Business School and University of Monterrey in Mexico. At his current faculty appointment here at Brandeis International Business School he teaches at both graduate and undergraduate business programs. Courses taught include Investments, Corporate Finance, Corporate Financial Engineering, Corporate and Portfolio Financial Modeling Functions of Capitalist Enterprise and Introduction to Finance. His financial services industry experience include position of founder and chief executive officer of Risknomics(Trade Marked) Inc., a firm that specializes in portfolio and risk management consulting for institutional investors such as pension funds, endowments, foundations and hedge funds. He also served as an economist in the Ethiopian government prior to joining Harvard. Dr. Abdurezak received a PhD from Tufts University, a master's degree from the Harvard Kennedy School, and a BA degree from Addis Ababa University all with a focus in finance and economics. He has also earned Financial Risk Manager (FRM) designation from Global Association of Risk Professional (GARP). His major research project include an empirical investigation of hedge fund risk and return with an emphasis on the dynamics of alpha-beta decomposition and risk profiling. He enjoys sport tournaments and he is loyal fan of Boston Celtics and New England Patriots.

Degrees:
Tufts University, Ph.D.
Harvard University, M.P.A.
Addis Ababa University, B.A.