Ezra Zask has been actively managing, consulting, teaching, advising, writing and speaking on hedge fund and investment management issues for over two decades. A graduate of Princeton and Columbia universities, he has founded a successful hedge fund focused on currency and interest rate arbitrage; advised and raised assets for hedge funds and fund of funds; conducted hedge fund manager searches; and managed large scale trading operations and strategic positions for money center banks.
Mr. Zask has worked as a testifying expert in a number of cases for the Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), the Government of Canada, the NASD and numerous major law firms. He has testified in FINRA/NASD arbitrations; ICC arbitrations; AAA and JAMS arbitrations; U.S. District Court (Criminal); New York Supreme Court (Civil); the Delaware Court of Chancery; U.S. Tax Court; Bankruptcy Court; and SEC Administrative Proceedings.
Mr. Zask has studied, and taught, at some of the nation’s most prestigious educational institutions. Upon graduating with honors from Princeton University, he attended Columbia University, where he earned an M.A. and M. Phil. and was the recipient of the Columbia University President’s Fellowship; the New York State Herbert Lehman Fellowship; and the National Science Foundation Thesis Grant. He has taught graduate-level finance classes at Yale and Princeton universities, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Carnegie Mellon. He continues to be involved in the world of academia at Fordham University, where he is presently an Adjunct Professor at the Graduate School of Business.
Mr. Zask is the author of “All About Hedge Funds, 2nd Edition,” “Global Investment Risk Management,” “The E-Finance Report” and “Grow Your Wealth: How to Manage Your Portfolio and Control Risk Like a Pro.”