Dr. Erik Benrud Authors Book Chapter

Dr. Erik Benrud recently authored a chapter in the book “Historical Evolution of Dividends” The Blackwell Companion to Dividends and Dividend Policy.   

Benrud holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®), Financial Risk Manager (FRM®), and Chartered Alternative Investment Advisor (CAIA®) designations. His current research in alternative investments examines trends in alternative investment allocations and the trend in hedge-fund lockup periods and fees.  

Benrud has documented and modeled the current trend of funds willing to offer lower fees for longer lockup periods.

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