Raj Gupta is research director of the Center for International Securities and Derivatives Markets (CISDM) at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He is also a visiting faculty at Clark University and has taught finance at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Gupta is assistant editor for the Journal of Alternative Investments and has published articles in the Journal of Portfolio Management, Journal of Alternative Investments, Journal of Investment Consulting, Journal of Trading, Alternative Investment Quarterly, IMCA Monitor, and the Journal of Performance Measurement. He is a frequent speaker at industry conferences on topics such as performance measurement, asset allocation, and risk management. He holds a PhD in finance from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.