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Faculty Profile: Christopher Alt

Christopher Alt

Adjunct Professor in the Brandeis International Business School

Investments, Portfolio Management, Corporate Finance, Financial Strategy

In addition to teaching at Brandeis, Chris is a Visiting Professor of Finance at Clark University's Graduate School of Management. Formerly, Chris was a senior investment consultant with over 20 years experience in institutional asset management. As Director of Investment Research for ING Financial Partners, Chris advised both adviser/brokers and senior management regarding manager selection and due diligence, market research, and project support. Previously, he worked as a senior investment consultant and principal for Mercer Investment Consulting in Boston, advising mid/large institutional clients on asset allocation, performance evaluation, and manager selection & monitoring. For the prior eleven years, he worked for MetLife in a hybrid investment consulting/portfolio management role, overseeing manager selection and due diligence on a suite of subadvised separate accounts, managing a staff of investment specialists, and providing asset allocation and investment counseling to small-to-midsize defined benefit pension plans. Earlier in his career, Chris worked for a number of high-tech companies in Treasury finance roles.

Chris received a BA in political science from Bowdoin College, an MPA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and a PhD in Finance and Applied Economics from the Sloan School at MIT. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and is a member of the Boston Security Analysts Society and the CFA Institute. He has lectured in various Boston area CFA review programs and has taught finance and investments at Brandeis University’s International Business School for 20+ years.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania, M.P.A.
Bowdoin College, B.A.

Awards & Honors:
  • (2001) (2001) "Teacher of the Year" at Brandeis GSIEF
  • (1997) (1997) "Teacher of the Year" at Brandeis GSIEF
  • (1995) (1995) "Professor of the Year" at Brandeis GSIEF