Professor of Professional Practice
Dr. Longo is Professor of Professional Practice in the Finance & Economics at Rutgers Business School, and Chief Investment Officer and Portfolio Manager for Beacon Investment Advisory Services, a registered investment advisor with $2.5 billion under management. Beacon is a subsidiary of Provident Financial Services (NYSE: PFS), founded in 1839. Dr. Longo is part of a team that manages a mutual fund and series of partnerships / hedge funds.
Dr. Longo has appeared on CNBC, Bloomberg TV, Bloomberg Radio, Fox Business, BBC World, wsj.com (video), GreatInvetors.tv, The (Ron) Insana Quotient and several other programs. He has been quoted in the The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, Thomson Reuters, Dow Jones MarketWatch, U.S. News & World Report, CNBC.com, The Chicago Tribune, The Star Ledger, Hedge Fund Alert, FundFire, and dozens of other periodicals.
He is author / editor of Hedge Fund Alpha: A Framework for Generating and Understanding Investment Performance. He is a member of the Editorial Boards of The Journal of Performance Measurement and The Journal of Financial Planning & Forecasting. He has served as a consultant to many firms on a global basis and three times led Rutgers students to a personal visit with Warren Buffett. Previously, he was a Vice President at Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc. and served on the Advisory Board of Bloomberg’s educational subsidiary, The Bloomberg Institute.
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Ph.D., Rutgers University; Finance
M.B.A., Rutgers University; Finance
B.A., Rutgers University; Economics and Computer Science
Professor John Longo conducts a workshop on hedge funds for Executive MBA students. Dr. Longo discusses the history of the hedge fund industry, its role in individual investment portfolios and several sample hedge fund trades. Perhaps the highlight of the session is when several EMBA groups have to pitch their own investment ideas in front of the class. The investment ideas pitched by the EMBAs are captivating, with many taking copious notes to prepare them to put their own capital to work. Professor Longo also teaches a workshop on investments.
Professor Longo has served as the lead faculty adviser to a team of Rutgers Business School finance students who won the coveted CFA Institute's Global Investment Research Challenge four out of seven times at the national level.