Officers of the Investment Committee
Officers of the Risk Committee
Trevor Montano, a benefactor of the Montano Student Investment Fund, is a Mason alumnus who cofounded the Fund along with Dr. Derek Horstmeyer. Montano is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a Founder and Managing Member of West Potomac Capital LLC.
Dr. Alexander Philipov
Dr. Philipov completed his MS in Resource Economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and PhD in Finance at Boston College. His research focusing on asset pricing, risk management, and credit risk has been published in the Journal of Finance, the Review of Financial Studies, the Journal of Financial Economics, the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, and other finance and economics journals.
Dr. Derek Horstmeyer
Dr. Horstmeyer completed his MS in Financial Mathematics at Stanford University and PhD in Finance and Business Economics at the University of Southern California. His research focuses on boards, ETF & mutual fund performance, and hedge fund activism. In addition to publications in the Quarterly Journal of Finance and Managerial Finance, Horstmeyer writes a monthly column for the Wall Street Journal, and his work has been cited in outlets such as Forbes, Bloomberg, CNBC, Fortune, and many others.