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New York, London, Beijing, June 11, 2009 — The Global Association of Risk Professionals, the leading professional association dedicated to the advancement of the risk profession, is pleased to announce a new College Chapter at Baruch College, City University of New York (CUNY).

Dr. Dan Stefanica and Dr. Attilio Meucci have been appointed College Chapter Directors. Dr. Stefanica is currently an Associate Professor and Director of the Financial Engineering MS Program at Baruch College, CUNY. Dr. Meucci is an Adjunct Professor in the Financial Engineering MS Program at Baruch College, CUNY and the Head of Research at Bloomberg ALPHA.

Dr. Stefanica stated “Our mission for the GARP College Chapter at Baruch College is to deepen the knowledge and appreciation of the importance of risk management among the alumni and students of the Baruch College Financial Engineering MS program and among the financial community in the extended New York area.” Jeffrey M. Peck, Professor and Dean of the Weissman School of Arts & Sciences at Baruch College, CUNY, supports the efforts of a GARP College Chapter on Campus.

To network with Dr. Dan Stefanico, Dr. Attilio Meucci and local GARP members, join the Baruch College, City University of New York (CUNY) Chapter Group on GARP’s On-line Community by clicking here.


About Dr. Dan Stefanica

Dr. Dan Stefanica has been the Director of the Financial Engineering MS Program at Baruch College since its inception in 2002. Under his stewardship, the application number has increased ten fold, while the admission rate has most recently been 10%. Dan was also instrumental in developing a very strong community around the graduates, students and faculty of the Baruch MFE Program, an out growth of that being the Quant community for quants in the New York area, which is the second most popular forum for financial engineering education after Wilmott.

Dan also taught at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and at New York University. He is the author of A Primer for the Mathematics of Financial Engineering, the reference text for individuals interested in pursuing graduate studies in financial engineering.

Dan has a Summa Cum Laude Bachelor in Mathematics from University of Bucharest and a PhD in Applied Mathematics from the Courant Institute, NYU.

About Dr. Attilio Meucci

Dr. Attilio Meucci is the Chief Risk Officer at Kepos Capital LP. Concurrently he is an Adjunct Professor in the Financial Engineering Master Program at Baruch College – CUNY, where he teaches the intensive Advanced Risk and Portfolio Management bootcamp.

Previously, Attilio was the head of research at ALPHA at Bloomberg LP, a researcher at Lehman Brothers, a trader and risk manager at the hedge fund Relative Value International, and a consultant at Bain & Co.

Attilio is the author of Risk and Asset Allocation – Springer and several other publications in practitioners and academic journals. He teaches graduate courses on quantitative risk- and portfolio-management worldwide and he is frequently invited as a speaker to conferences, financial institutions and universities.

Attilio Meucci holds a BA summa cum laude in Physics from the University of Milan, a MA in Economics from Bocconi University, a PhD in Mathematics from the University of Milan and he is a CFA charterholder. He is also fluent in six languages.