Retired Professor to tutor math and physics
Coral Gables, Florida
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20 yrs experience
Tutor in Coral Gables, Florida
I am a retired professor who enjoys teaching young people math and physics. I am very good at providing the perspective and understanding required to set up and solve problems, so that you can get a good grade. I would be happy to answer any questions you may have. I have included information about me, below. I look forward to hearing from you, Regards, Bob Ferguson, Ph.D Education: 2/87: Ph.D. in Finance and Economics, New York University. 6/83: M...... in Finance and Economics, New York University. 9/59 - 6/60: Ph.D. program in Physics at Cornell University. General Electric Fellowship. 6/59: B.A. in Physics and Mathematics, Columbia College. Woodrow Wilson National Foundation Fellowship Nominee. Experience: 9/98 – Pres: Tutor. Subjects include mathematics (grades 4 to college), statistics (high school and college), physics (high school and college), finance, and economics. Schools students attend include Ransom Everglades Preparatory, Gulliver Academy, Gulliver Preparatory, Mast Academy, Country Day School, St. Luis Covenant School, Pinecrest Elementary, Cushman Academy, University of M-ami, Columbia University, and Fordham University. --...: INTECH, Senior Managing Director. Senior executive and Principal. Research in Stochastic Portfolio Theory and Finance and its applications to portfolio management. Marketing and support for institutional portfolio management clients and investment consultants. Messaging and design of materials to convey it. Instrumental in gaining over $2 billion in new assets and retaining clients during intervals of below target performance. In house consulting and education of client interface team. Participation in top level management committees. 9/00 – 9/01.: Barry University, Adjunct Lecturer in Finance. 9/99 – 6/00: Polytechnic University, Adjunct Associate Professor of Financial Engineering. --...: Saint Peter’s College, Professor of Economics and Finance. 3/86 – Pres: ATG Enterprises and Axiomatic Systems, Managing Partner. Various consulting projects in finance, investments, marketing, corporate strategy and policy. Expert witness in Federal Court (damages estimate stipulated to by opposing counsel). Clients included Bankers Trust, The Teamsters, Leland O’Brien Rubinstein Associates, SuperShare Services Corp., Nomura, Templeton Quantitative Advisors, SEI, Inc., State Street Analytics, and INTECH (Prudential). 9/91 – 8/98: Fordham University Graduate School Of Business, Associate Professor of Finance. 9/87 - 6/90: Columbia University School of Business, Adjunct Associate Professor of Finance. --...: SuperShare Services Corporation, Vice Chairman, Director. Played a major role in all phases of creating SSC's SuperTrust. This included product design, obtaining SEC exemptions and approvals, organizing the selling group, arranging for listing of SuperUnits and SuperShares on the American Stock Exchange and the Chicago Board Options Exchange, and developing marketing strategies and materials. --...: Leland O'Brien Rubinstein Associates, Executive Vice President. Active participant in setting firm policy, product development, marketing, marketing support, client support, and general trouble shooting. Instrumental in obtaining over $5.0 billion of accounts. Key advocate of LOR's licensee approach to marketing. Developed several perpetual type portfolio insurance strategies, various formulae for analyzing the characteristics of option based dynamic hedging programs, and currency protection techniques. 478-1182...: College Retirement Equities Fund, Vice President. Supervised a professional team responsible for designing and implementing better investment procedures and educating the CREF staff in their use. Developed and implemented an improved dividend discount model and market plane system. Created a theory of active and passive investing for tax-free institutions and implemented it using the Rosenberg FRMS system. Designed an improved risk model and showed how to use it to estimate betas and extra-market covariance. Managed a $140 million equity portfolio. Helped frame investment policy and procedures and construct trading programs as an unofficial member of CREF's three person investment committee. One of four CREF investment people meeting regularly with the Finance Committee of the Board of Trustees to discuss investment strategy, new and existing investment procedures, and portfolio performance. 2/77 - 4/78: Bradford Trust Company, Vice President. Responsible for designing and implementing investment performance measurement systems and related products. Supervised project teams and acted as liaison with clients and in-house staff. Exercised strong leadership and technical ability to bring an abortive performance measurement project under control and to produce a superior, workable product. As an active member of the Operating Committee, helped frame future marketing strategy and systems requirements, provided guidelines for integrated decision making across the company's divisions, recommended improvements for a cost accounting system and helped introduce and evaluate acquisition candidates. 1/76 - 2/77: Merrill Lynch, Senior Consultant, Product Development. Designed, implemented, and marketed an advanced Index Fund Management system that reduced the transaction cost of a typical index fund by more than 50%. Developed the mathematical foundation for a Pension Planning Model. Performed internal and external consulting on investment performance measurement, active portfolio management, and option strategies. --...: Baker Weeks & Co., Director of Computer Applications. Responsible for applying mathematical and computer techniques to investing. Advised top management on business and investment strategy. Forecasted the decline of the institutional research business in conjunction with Mayday. Designed, implemented, and produced a control report for reviewing the recommendations of security analysts. This work resulted in a 50% improvement in investment performance. Initiated the use of econometric models by the investment research department. Designed a computer based portfolio management system that provided investment managers with the current characteristics of portfolios, changes in these characteristics resulting from hypothetical transactions, and suggested transactions for improving these characteristics. 865-1168...: Citibank, Assistant Vice President. Developed mathematical investment techniques and made formal presentations to management, security analysts, and portfolio managers explaining how to use computers to improve judgment and forecasting ability. Implemented a package of computer programs that improved the effectiveness of the Bank's security analysts by providing them with better analytical methods. These tools were used to forecast successfully the end of the color TV boom. Directed the work of many of the Bank's security analysts on a project by project basis. 6/59 - 8/65: Model, Roland & Company, Security Analyst/ Portfolio Manager. Analyzed the securities of technology based companies. Managed individual portfolios with assets of approximately $8.0 million. Developed, and marketed to institutions, an econometric ser-vice presented in the form of easily interpreted graphs. Developed the Growth Stock Nomograph as an aid to analyzing growth stocks. Directorships: --...: SuperShare Services Corporation. Memberships, awards, etc.: --...: Advisory Board, Journal of Performance Measurement. --...: Associate Editor, Financial Analysts Journal. --...: Advisory Board, SUNY, New Paltz. --...: Chairman of the Board, Institute for Quantitative Research in Finance. 1975: Chairman, Computer Applications committee of the New York Society of Security Analysts. 1998: Best Paper in Applied Investment Management, Southern Finance Association, November 1998. Various Other: American Finance Association, Association For Investment Management And Research, Financial Management Association. Various: Three time winner of a Graham and Dodd Scroll for excellence in financial writing. Beta Gamma Sigma, National Honor Society in Business and Management.
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