Mike Edleson, CFA

Assistant Vice President, Chief Risk Officer

Mike Edleson is responsible for the risk management of the University’s endowment. He joined the University’s Office of Investment in 2010.

From 2003 to 2010, Mike ran risk management globally for four divisions of Morgan Stanley as managing director, including equities and MSSB (brokerage). Previously, he worked as chief economist and senior vice president of NASDAQ and NASD, and served on the boards of directors of several organizations and companies. Mike was a finance professor at Harvard Business School for over six years, following four years on the faculty at West Point; he was an Army engineer officer and served nearly 30 years in uniform, active and reserve.

Mike is a financial author and inventor, and has been co-editor or associate editor of two finance journals; he recently co-authored the new risk management reading for the CFA curriculum. He is on the board of directors of Myriad Funds, Financial Management Association Int'l, and serves on the investment committee for West Point. Mike earned a BS, summa cum laude, from West Point, an MS and PhD in economics from MIT, and is a CFA Charterholder.