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Inside ETFs
May 21 - 24
The Diplomat Beach ResortHollywood, Florida

Keith Black, Ph.D., CAIA, CFA, FDP, CDAA
Managing Director of Education at RIA Channel


Keith Black is an award-winning author and course designer who specializes in making complex topics accessible to audiences of varying sophistication. He currently serves as the Managing Director of Education for RIA Channel.

His thirty years of experience are split between time as an academic and as a trader and consultant to institutional investors. In his previous role as Managing Director of Content Strategy at the CAIA Association, he was a co-author of the second, third, and fourth editions of the level I and II CAIA curriculum on alternative investments.

At Ennis Knupp + Associates, Keith advised foundations, endowments and pension funds on their asset allocation and manager selection strategies in hedge funds, commodities, and managed futures. Prior experience includes commodities derivatives trading, stock options research and Cboe floor trading, and building quantitative stock selection models for mutual funds and hedge funds.

Dr. Black previously served on the faculty of the Illinois Institute of Technology and is currently an adjunct faculty member at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where he teaches courses on investment consulting and investing in cryptocurrencies and digital assets. He has published sixteen refereed journal articles and contributed to eight books. He has contributed to the CFA Digest, and has published in The Journal of Wealth Management, The Journal of Trading, The Journal of Investing, and The Journal of Alternative Investments, among others. Dr. Black was named to the Institutional Investor magazine’s list of “Rising Stars of Hedge Funds”.Dr. Black earned a BA from Whittier College, an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University, and a PhD from the Illinois Institute of Technology. He has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and was a member of the inaugural class of both CAIA and FDP Charterholders.

Agenda Sessions

  • Alternative ETFs: Funds for Managed Futures, Long-Short Equity and Option Writing