Lecturer; Director of Career Management, Master of Quantitative Finance Program
Ronnee Ades is the Director of Career Management for the Master of Quantitative Finance Program at Rutgers Business School where she guides students through a customized series of lectures, workshops and other activities to educate, develop, and assists them in establishing their career path in the challenging and changing field of Finance. She is also an Adjunct Professor in the Finance and Economics department teaching a proprietary graduate course titled "Indexing & ETFs."
The Rutgers MQF program ranks #18 in North America by QuantNet’s 2019 ranking of Financial Engineering (MFE) programs.
Ronnee is the founder of RAA Consulting Services, an independent consulting firm focused on providing intelligence on Indexing & ETFs, and career guidance in the financial services industry. Prior to joining academia, she served as Head of U.S. Index Business Development at Markit, where she was responsible for managing Fixed Income Index and ETF business development and driving the commercialization of index and data products working with clients including asset managers, banks, ETF Sponsors, Hedge Funds, Liquidity Providers, Market Data Vendors and Exchanges. In 2009 she led a strategic new business development initiative at Bloomberg in the Data Solutions Group. Ronnee was previously Global Head of the Alternatives Business Unit at Index Provider FTSE Russell and a Senior Director at Dow Jones Indexes, where she led the Equity Institutional Business Development team targeting pension funds, foundations and endowments, and Taft Hartley Funds, and the consultants serving them.
Ronnee received a bachelor’s degree (with high honors) in economics from SUNY Stony Brook and an MBA in finance from the Fox School of Business at Temple University.
Professor Ades teaches an overview of Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) as part of the highly regarded EMBA Powerhouse lecture series. Her hands-on session, leveraging extensive experience in the world of Indexes and ETFs on Wall Street, equips Rutgers EMBAs with an overview of passive and active investment strategies implemented using ETFs, covering multiple asset classes while addressing the challenges, pitfalls, misperceptions, and opportunities involved.
B.A., Economics, SUNY – Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY
M.B.A., Finance, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA