Friday, December 10, 2021
Ceremony Time TBA
2020 Commencement Speaker
Founding partner, Laurel Canyon Partners
Mark Britten-Jones (Ph.D. ’96)
Mark Britten-Jones was a founding partner of Laurel Canyon Partners, a quantitative global macro hedge fund. Prior to that, Britten-Jones was a managing director at BlackRock, where he managed a variety of research and strategy groups at BlackRock/Barclays Global Investors covering equities, fixed income, currencies and commodities. He has created and implemented strategies managing billions of dollars. He has a Ph.D. in finance from UCLA and was an assistant professor at London Business School for five years, where he conducted research into derivatives, risk management and the statistics of portfolio optimization that was published in the leading academic and practitioner finance journals.