{ "instructor": { "name": "Deborah Weir, CFA", "Current position": [ "Deborah is a senior executive with over 30 years of securities industry experience. She entered finance as a fixed-income trader and institutional portfolio manager with a predecessor firm of DWS Investments - Scudder, Stevens & Clark. Her clients included the Mayo Clinic, United Technologies and Rockwell International. Her work for institutions includes the development of portfolio immunization, duration analysis and asset-backed security management. She invested in options and futures for ultra-high net worth individuals. " ], "past positions": [ "She has specialized in alternative assets since 1985. She has facilitated the growth of some of the most successful commodities pools and funds of hedge funds with introductions to high-net-worth individuals, family offices, corporations and public pension funds." ], "expertise": [ "Alternative Assets" ], "education": [ "B.S. at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio", "MBA with a concentration in finance at New York University"], "licenses":["Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Series 1, 7 and 63"], "publications":["Author, Timing the Markets, Wiley, 2005"] } }