Biographical Sketch of Keith Christopher Brown



Keith Christopher Brown currently holds the positions of University Distinguished Teaching Professor and Fayez Sarofim Fellow in the Department of Finance at the McCombs School of Business, University of Texas at Austin.  He received his M.S. and Ph.D. in Financial Economics from the Krannert Graduate School of Management at Purdue University.  Since leaving school in 1981, he has specialized in teaching Investment Management, Portfolio Management and Security Analysis, Capital Markets, and Derivatives courses at the BBA and MBA levels and has received eighteen awards for teaching innovation and excellence.  In 2006, he was elected to the University’s prestigious Academy of Distinguished Teachers.  Keith's publications have appeared in such journals as Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Review of Economics and Statistics, Financial Management, Journal of Financial Markets, Financial Analysts Journal, Journal of Portfolio Management, Journal of Investment Management, Journal of Fixed Income, Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, and Advances in Futures and Options Research.  He received a Graham and Dodd Award from the Financial Analysts Federation as a co-author of one of the best articles published by Financial Analysts Journal in 1990 and a Smith-Breeden Prize from the Journal of Finance in 1996.  Keith is also a co-author of two textbooks, Interest Rate and Currency Swaps: A Tutorial (with Donald J. Smith) and Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management, 10e (with Frank K. Reilly).

Keith is the co-founder and Senior Partner of Fulcrum Financial Group, a portfolio management, business valuation, and investment advisory firm located in Austin, Texas and Las Vegas, Nevada.  For more than fifteen years, he has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of The MBA Investment Fund, LLC, a private capital appreciation fund managed by students at the University of Texas and also was the Director of the Department’s Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst Center for Private Equity Finance.  From May 1987 to August 1988 Keith was based in New York as a Senior Consultant to the Corporate Professional Development Department at Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company.  He has also lectured extensively in the global Executive Development programs for companies such as Fidelity Investments, Commonfund Institute, FTSE, JP Morgan Chase Bank, Merrill Lynch, Lehman Brothers, Chase Securities, Union Bank of Switzerland, Chemical Bank, Chase Bank of Texas, USAA Investment Management, Security Commission of Malaysia, The Beacon Group, Motorola, Halliburton, Association for Investment Management and Research, and spent thirteen months as a senior planner with a San Diego, California-based financial planning firm.  In August of 1988, Keith received his charter from the CFA Institute.  He currently serves as Advisor to the Board of Trustees of Teacher Retirement System of Texas and the Board of Directors of University of Texas Investment Management Company and as Associate Editor for Journal of Investment Management, Journal of Behavioral Finance and International Journal of Portfolio Analysis & Management. For five years he held the position of Research Director for the Research Foundation of the CFA Institute.


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