Thomas Schneeweis, Ph.D., is a founding Board Member of the CAIA Association and a managing partner of S Capital Management, LLC. Until his retirement in May 2013, he was the Michael and Cheryl Philipp Professor of Finance at the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he also launched the Center for International Securities and Derivatives Markets (CISDM) and served as director. He was the founding editor of CAIA’s publication, The Journal of Alternative Investments. Tom has served in various advisory at both the Managed Funds Association and the Alternative Investment Management Association. He is also an outside trustee of The AMG Funds. He was on the advisory board for the Dow Jones - AIG Commodity Index, as well as holding a similar position at the London Metals Exchange. He was also Director of Research at an approximately $4 billion hedge fund managed account platform. He has published widely in academic and practitioner journals in the areas of traditional and alternative investment, has been quoted in most major financial publications, and has provided commentary on various US, Europe, and Asian financial news programs. Tom holds a Ph.D. from the University of Iowa, an M.A. from the University of Wisconsin, and a B.A. from St. John's University.