Robert De Rito has some twenty years of experience in the investment field, including quantitative research, quantitative portfolio management, trading, clearing, consulting, and risk management. He is a member of both the AIMA Council (Board of Directors), at which he represents the Americas, and AIMA’s Investor Steering Committee. Mr. De Rito was recently Head of Investment Control Financial Risk Management at APG Asset Management US where he had risk-management responsibility for APG’s Americas investments, including hedge funds and other alternative investments. Prior to his investment career in New York, Mr. De Rito was Geophysicist at the United States Geological Survey in Menlo Park, California. He has PhD and MS degrees from the University at Buffalo.