Fall 2007 UMASS Amherst
Operations Research / Management Science Seminar Series
Joint Management Science/Finance Seminar

Date: Friday, November 2, 2007

Time: 1:30 PM
Location: Isenberg School of Management, Room 210

Speaker: Dr. Joanne Hill

Goldman Sachs

Biography: Dr. Joanne Hill is a managing director in the securities divisions advising institutional investors, primarily pension funds and endowments, on investment, risk management and equity product strategies. She joined Goldman Sachs in 1992 and has held many roles including head of the Global Equity Derivatives Strategy group, which repeatedly gained the top ranking in client and industry standards.

Dr. Hill has spent over 20 years, including 14 at Goldman Sachs, at financial services firms in quantitative roles, assisting clients in investment product development, portfolio structuring and derivatives trading strategies. Prior to coming to Wall Street, she was on the finance faculty of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and was a research analyst at the Federal Reserve Board. She has published extensively on quantitative investment topics as well as derivatives.

Dr. Hill is a member of the Board and Research Committee for the “Q” Group and serves on the Editorial Board of the Financial Analysts Journal and the Journal of Indexing and on the Advisory Boards for the Standard & Poor’s and Frank Russell indexes.

Dr. Hill earned a PhD and MBA in Finance and Quantitative Methods from Syracuse University, an MA in International Affairs from George Washington University and an undergraduate degree from American University.

TITLE: Investment Strategy Design Meets Capital Markets - The Fit and Misfit of Operations Research
This series is organized by the UMASS Amherst INFORMS Student Chapter. Support for this series is provided by the Isenberg School of Management, the Department of Finance and Operations Management, INFORMS, and the John F. Smith Memorial Fund.

For questions, please contact the INFORMS Student Chapter Speaker Series Coordinator, Ms. Trisha Woolley, twoolley@som.umass.edu
or the Faculty Advisor, Professor Anna Nagurney