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Faculty: Marty Dirks

Marty Dirks
Marty Dirks, MBA
Title(s):
Adjunct Professor
School(s):
Business
Campus(es):
San Francisco
  • 415-442-6500

Marty Dirks has deep and extensive knowledge in equity investing based on fundamental research, long/short equity hedge funds and investment portfolio management. He is an investment consultant to pension plan, endowments and foundations in Millimans San Francisco office.

At Golden Gate University, Marty developed the Portfolio Management course primarily utilizing business school cases and industry articles. Leading investment industry experts visit the class to share their special expertise with students (except when taught online).

Marty has authored two business school cases focused on long/short equity investing. He also acts as an expert witness in complex financial litigation cases.

COURSES TAUGHT

FI 350
Portfolio Management

RESEARCH INTERESTS & AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

  • Hedge Funds
  • Alternative Investments
  • Investment Management
Industries:
  • Investment Management
  • Information Technology
  • Industrial
  • Medical Technology / Life Sciences
  • Retail

EDUCATION

  • MBA, Harvard Business School
  • BS (Engineering Physics), Bemidji State University

PROFESSIONAL & TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • 2006 - Present: Adjunct Professor, Golden Gate University
  • 2010 - Present: Board Member, Federated Retirement System for the City of San Jose
  • 2012 - Present: Senior Investment Consultant, Milliman, Inc.
  • 2010 - 2012: CA Equity Analyst/Director of Research, McCullough & Associates
  • 2000 - 2010: Analyst/Portfolio Manager, ISA Capital Management

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • Selling Short: Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Ivey Publishing. 2012
  • Short Selling - A Primer, China Opportunities. 2010
  • Cypress Semiconductor Corporation and SunPower Corporation, Ivey Publishing. 2009
  • Selling Deep-in-the-Money Calls as an Option Writing Strategy: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association Journal. Winter 2007