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Instructors' Bios

Sacha Gelfer
Dr. Sacha Gelfer

Sacha Gelfer graduated from the University of Oregon with a PhD in Economics. He is now an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at Bentley University. He is trained in Macroeconomics and Bayesian Econometrics and Forecasting. Sacha is currently a Panel member of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia’s Survey of Professional Forecasters (SPF).

Dr. Florin Morosan
Dr. Florin Morosan

Dr. Morosan is an investment professional with 20 years of fundamental and quantitative investing experience mostly in the Technology sector. He is a senior lecturer in the Department of Finance at Bentley University.  He was an equity analyst at Blackstone Asia Advisors responsible for research on Tech, Telecom and Alternative Energy sectors in Asia. Before joining Blackstone in 2008, he worked at Castor Pollux Securities, a start-up hedge fund in Boston. Dr. Morosan held equity research positions at Sanford Bernstein, Citigroup and Robertson Stephens in technology strategy, telecom equipment and alternative energy, respectively. He also worked for McKinsey & Co. as a management consultant.

Dr. Alok Nemani
Dr. Alok Nemani

Alok joined Bentley University as an assistant professor in the Department of Finance in 2019 after completing his PhD from the University of Arizona. Alok has also worked as an equity analyst for Lehman Brothers and Nomura financial advisory. His research interest includes empirical corporate finance with a focus on payout policy and executive compensation.

Dr. Jahangir Sultan
Dr. Jahangir Sultan

Founding Director, The Hughey Center for Financial Services, and Gibbons Research Professor of Finance, Bentley University. Has articles published in prestigious academic and practitioner journals. Has received awards and grants from Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT), Binational Fulbright Commission, Columbia University, the World Bank, and the Asian Development Bank. Previously taught at Texas A&M University. He is a senior advisor to a start-up hedge fund.

Dr. Laura Young
Dr. Laura Young

Dr. Laura Jackson Young graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in December 2014 with a PhD in Economics. She is now an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at Bentley University. Her research and teaching interests focus on applied macroeconomics and monetary policy.

S. Joseph Wickwire, II, CFA
S. Joseph Wickwire, II, CFA

Joseph Wickwire was a portfolio manager in the Equity division at Fidelity Investments where he managed the Fidelity Select Gold and the Fidelity Global Commodity Stock Funds. He has appeared on the Bloomberg Business, CNBC and Fox Business television news channels; been quoted in Barron’s, The New York Times, Financial Times, Investor’s Business Daily and The Wall Street Journal; and has presented at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, Boston College’s Carroll School of Management, Cornell University’s Johnson School of Management and the Harvard Business School. Joe currently serves on the Bentley University Hughey Center for Financial Services Advisory Board and is a member of the Boston Security Analysts Society. He received a bachelor of arts degree in history from Boston College in 1986 and a master of business administration degree with a concentration in investment finance and international business from Bentley University in 1993. He is a CFA charter holder. Beginning in January 2020, Joe has been an adjunct professor at Bentley University, where he co-developed and co-teaches “Advanced Topics and Career Perspectives in Investment Management” with fellow Bentley alumnus and Fidelity colleague, Rich Thompson.