Sanford J. Grossman

DEFINITION of 'Sanford J. Grossman'

An American economist and CEO of the hedge fund Quantitative Financial Strategies (QFS), which he founded in 1988. Sanford Jay Grossman was born in 1953 in New York City and holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago. He has held academic appointments at Princeton, been an economics professor at the University of Chicago and held the position of Steinberg Trustee Professor of Finance at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

BREAKING DOWN 'Sanford J. Grossman'

Dr. Grossman's areas of expertise include corporate structure, risk management, securities markets and property rights. He won the John Bates Clark Medal in 1987. QFS hedge fund implements a variety of investment strategies through its currency program, macro program, fixed income program and portable alpha program.

RELATED TERMS
  1. Booth School of Business

    One of the leading business schools in America, located at the ...
  2. Wharton School

    This is one of America's top business schools and is located ...
  3. Paul Krugman

    Paul Krugman is an economist and writer from the United States, ...
  4. Chicago School

    An economic school of thought that originated at the University ...
  5. Merton Miller

    A prominent Chicago school economist. Miller was born in 1923 ...
  6. Jeffrey Sachs

    An American economist who is director of the Earth Institute. ...
Related Articles
  1. Professionals

    Get An Academic Finance Career

    Working nine months a year and earning a six-digit salary might seem like the high life, but these jobs are not easy to come by.
  2. Investing

    Want A Career In Asset Management? Read This First

    When it comes to landing that job at an asset manager, not all degrees are created equally. Here's a look at the best schools for the job.
  3. Personal Finance

    6 World Class Universities In New York City

    A starter guide to six of the many world-class, respected and highly rated universities and colleges in New York City.
  4. Managing Wealth

    University Donations: Which Schools Got the Most

    A closer look at the staggering $40.3 billion donated to colleges and universities in 2015.
  5. Financial Advisor

    3 Accomplished People Who Dropped Out of Wharton

    People who became successful despite dropping out of the legendary Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
  6. Financial Advisor

    The Best Schools for Financial Planning

    Among the best universities for financial planning are the University of Georgia, Boston University, The College of Financial Planning, Texas Tech, San Diego State, Baylor, Fairleigh Dickinson ...
  7. Personal Finance

    Studying in the United States: Chicago

    Would you enjoy going to college in Chicago? Here's what it's like to study and live in the Windy City.
  8. Personal Finance

    Top Choices For College In Chicago

    Check out these colleges and universities if you want to study in Chicago, one of America's most vibrant cities.
  9. Personal Finance

    5 Top Business Schools in America

    These schools produce many of the most successful business grads and offer some of the best education in business and management.
  10. Financial Advisor

    Where the Ultra-Wealthy Go to School

    Want to concentrate on the best chance for building an ultra-wealth clientele? Start with their schooling ... and always bet on Harvard.
RELATED FAQS
  1. What are the best MBA programs for corporate finance?

    Read about the best MBA programs for students who want to pursue a career in corporate finance, including those at Harvard, ... Read Answer >>
  2. What schools did Warren Buffett attend on his way to getting his science and economics ...

    Learn how Warren Buffett became so successful through his attendance at multiple prestigious schools and his real-world experiences. Read Answer >>
  3. Can you invest in hedge funds?

  4. Do hedge funds manipulate stock prices?

    Learn how authors of a 2012 study say they found evidence of manipulation of stocks by hedge funds on the last trading day ... Read Answer >>
  5. How do hedge funds determine what assets to own?

    Learn about the various types of investments that hedge fund managers use, and explore basic hedge fund management trading ... Read Answer >>
  6. What is the purpose of a hedge fund?

    Find out what a hedge fund is, how it is set up and why it is different than other forms of investment partnerships like ... Read Answer >>
Hot Definitions
  1. Dove

    An economic policy advisor who promotes monetary policies that involve the maintenance of low interest rates, believing that ...
  2. Cyclical Stock

    An equity security whose price is affected by ups and downs in the overall economy. Cyclical stocks typically relate to companies ...
  3. Front Running

    The unethical practice of a broker trading an equity based on information from the analyst department before his or her clients ...
  4. After-Hours Trading - AHT

    Trading after regular trading hours on the major exchanges. The increasing popularity of electronic communication networks ...
  5. Omnibus Account

    An account between two futures merchants (brokers). It involves the transaction of individual accounts which are combined ...
  6. Weighted Average Life - WAL

    The average number of years for which each dollar of unpaid principal on a loan or mortgage remains outstanding. Once calculated, ...
Trading Center