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Faculty: Marty Dirks

faculty bio
Marty Dirks, MBA
Title(s):
Adjunct Professor
School:
Business
Campus:
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.

RESEARCH INTERESTS AND AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

Hedge Funds

Alternative Investments

Investment Management

Industries, including:

  • Investment Management
  • Information Technology
  • Industrial
  • Medical Technology / Life Sciences
  • Retail

EDUCATION

MBA, Harvard Business School

BS (Engineering Physics), Bemidji State University

PROFESSIONAL AND 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

1994 - 1999
Equity Analyst/Portfolio Manager, Harvard Management Company

1991 - 1993
Equity Analyst, Odyssey Partners

1989 - 1991
Equity Analyst, Feshbach Brothers

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