SOURCE: Berkeley Research Group, LLC

Berkeley Research Group, LLC

July 19, 2012 12:00 ET

William Goetzmann Joins Berkeley Research Group as a Director

EMERYVILLE, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 19, 2012) - Global expert services and consulting firm Berkeley Research Group recently added William Goetzmann to the firm. He is the Edwin J. Beinecke Professor of Finance and Management Studies and director of the International Center for Finance at the Yale School of Management, where he has been since 1994. Professor Goetzmann teaches classes on topics including investments, real estate, mutual funds, hedge funds, and financial history.

Professor Goetzmann is an expert on a diverse range of investments, including stocks, bonds, real estate, and art. His research topics include asset pricing, housing as an asset class, equity risk premium, arbitrage strategies, selecting investment managers, global investing, and financial history. His work has been featured in most major financial news publications, and his academic research has been published in all major academic finance journals.

"We are honored to have Will join Berkeley Research Group," said BRG Chairman and Principal Executive Officer David J. Teece. "His impressive expertise and thought leadership will be a great addition to BRG's esteemed group of experts and consultants."

Professor Goetzmann's published books include The Origins of Value: The Financial Innovations that Created the Modern Financial Markets (Oxford, 2005); The Equity Risk Premium: Essays and Explorations, with Roger Ibbotson (Oxford, 2006); Modern Portfolio Theory and Investment Analysis, with Elton, Gruber & Brown (John Wiley and Sons, 2006 et seq.); and The West of the Imagination, with W.H. Goetzmann (Oklahoma, 1986 and 2009).

Professor Goetzmann's recent research focuses on operational risk, securitization, credit risk, and behavioral finance.

About Berkeley Research Group, LLC

Berkeley Research Group, LLC (www.brg-expert.com) is a leading global expert services and consulting firm that provides independent expert testimony, authoritative studies, strategic advice, data analytics, and regulatory and dispute support to Fortune 500 corporations, government agencies, major law firms, and regulatory bodies around the world. BRG experts and consultants combine intellectual rigor with practical, real-world experience and an in-depth understanding of industries and markets. Their expertise spans economics and finance, data analytics and statistics, and public policy in many of the major sectors of our economy including health care, finance, banking, information technology, energy, construction, and real estate. BRG is headquartered in Emeryville, CA, with 20 offices in the United States and London, UK.

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