William Goetzmann
Edwin J. Beinecke Professor of Finance and Management Studies  
Director of the International Center for Finance

William N. Goetzmann is an expert on a diverse range of investments. His past work includes studies of stock market predictability, hedge funds and survival biases in performance measurement. His current research focuses on alternative investing, factor investing, behavioral finance and the art market. Professor Goetzmann has written and co-authored a number of books, including Modern Portfolio Theory and Investment Analysis (Wiley, 2014), The Origins of Value: The Financial Innovations that Created Modern Capital Markets (Oxford, 2005), The Great Mirror of Folly: Finance, Culture and the Crash of 1720 (Yale, 2013) and most recently, Money Changes Everything: How Finance Made Civilization Possible (Princeton, 2016). He teaches portfolio management, alternative investments, real estate and financial history at the Yale School of Management. 

K. Geert Rouwenhorst 
Robert B. and Candice J. Haas Professor of Corporate Finance
Deputy Director of the International Center for Finance

Professor Rouwenhorst specializes in international finance and asset pricing. His research interests include business cycle theory, the empirical tradeoff between risk and return in developed and emerging stock markets, and portfolio choice. His recent work examines hedge fund strategies, mutual fund settlement, commodity investments, and the history of financial innovation.    

Lloyd Baskin
Executive Director

Lloyd is responsible for directing initiatives in the areas of asset management and financial markets, working closely with the extended Yale community and  practitioners in the finance industry. Prior to joining the ICF, Lloyd worked for the Yale SOM Career Development Office where he advised students and managed employer relationships in the financial services industry. Previously, Lloyd spent his career focused on private equity (US and Latin America), venture capital (Israel) and investment banking (Europe and Latin America).  Lloyd is a graduate from Yale University and the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.

Leigh Ann Clark
Assistant Director

Leigh Ann has been with ICF since 2008 directing the administration, business operations, and program activities of the Center. Prior to joining ICF, Leigh Ann spent over 13 years in the banking industry in commercial acquisitions and student lending.


Electra Ferriello
Senior Administrative Assistant

Electra joined the ICF team in 2015 as the senior administrative assistant to the Center.  She is the primary assistant to William Goetzmann, Geert Rouwenhorst, Nicholas Barberis, and supports the initiatives and program activities of the Center.

Milad Nozari
Research Coordinator

Milad is the Research Coordinator for the ICF and is responsible for supporting all phases of empirical research at the Center.  He will carry out a range of analytical activities in support of academic financial research, develop solutions for faculty research needs and create statistical models, programs, and tools for ICF research projects. Milad received his Ph.D. in Finance from Bocconi University where he did research on the alternative investments, asset pricing, and financial econometrics.  Previously, he was a visiting scholar at the Yale School of Management.  He also has a business and engineering background.