Craig Ruff

Craig is responsible for developing the research strategies for the firm. In addition, he serves on the investment strategy committee.

Craig serves as a Clinical Associate Professor of Finance at the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University. He was formerly a vice president in the Educational Products department at the CFA Institute (formerly, the Association for Investment Management and Research) and associate editor of the Financial Analysts Journal. He has also worked in the areas of equity valuation and quantitative portfolio analysis for Atlanta Capital Management, an institutional money management firm. Prior to originally joining Georgia State in 1991, Dr. Ruff was a Senior Economist at the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta, where he specialized in interest-rate-risk modeling and mortgage-derivative products.

His research and practice interests are in investments, and he has published articles on interest-rate risk and hedging in both academic journals and practitioner publications. He has also co-authored a set of cases on international asset management that now reside in the Darden and INSEAD case collections.

Craig earned his Ph.D. in Finance at Virginia Tech and has won the college-wide teaching awards at both Georgia State University and Georgia Tech. Dr. Ruff is a CFA charter-holder, a trustee for the CFA Society of Atlanta, and a member of the Editorial Advisory Team for the CFA Magazine.

An avid indoorsman, Craig enjoys reading and watching educational television. Despite his affinity for the great indoors, he does enjoy traveling. His recent destinations have included Abu Dhabi, Cairo, Paris, Bratislava, Prague, Budapest, and Istanbul, and long meditations at the cafes of Vienna and Paris. He is also the very happy father of two children, ages 17 and 22.