Dr. Chincarini is currently a professor of finance and economics in the School of Management at the University of San Francisco.  He is the author of one of the classic books in the field of portfolio management entitled Quantitative Equity Portfolio Management and the book which introduced formally the idea of crowding as an alternative view of causes of the financial crisis with the appropriate title The Crisis of Crowding.  He has published numerous articles in finance and economics.  He also writes an annual Nobel blog.  He is also an advisor to United States Commodity Fund Investments.  Prior to that, he was a member of the academic council of Index IQ (now NY Life), where he was instrumental in creating and developing some of the newest alternative ETFs, like QAI (the first hedge fund replicator), CPI (the first real return-inflation hedged vehicle), and MNA (the first risk-arbitrage ETF), as well as others.  He was on academic council to Future Advisor, one of the early robo-adviser firms (now Blackrock).  He was Director of Research at Rydex Global Advisors (now Invesco), where he co-developed the S&P 500 equal-weight index, designed the successful ETF, RSP and helped launch the Rydex ETF program.  Prior to Rydex, he helped build the internet brokerage firm, FOLIO Investing, designing its innovative basket trading and portfolio management platform.  He also worked at the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) and Schroders.    He wrote one of the first robo-adviser business plans in 2003 and a plan for Robo Advisor 2.0 in 2018. He received a PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an BA from the University of California at Berkeley.