Eric Petroff

Eric Petroff is the director of research of Wurts & Associates, an institutional consulting firm advising nearly $40 billion in client assets. Before joining Wurts & Associates, Petroff spent eight years at Hammond Associates in St. Louis, another institutional consulting firm, where he was a senior consultant and shareholder. Prior to Hammond Associates, he spent five years in the brokerage industry advising retail clientele and even served as an equity and options trader for three of those years. He speaks often at conferences and has published dozens of articles for Investopedia.com and the New Zealand Investor Magazine. Additionally, Petroff serves as a subject matter expert for Becker Professional Review in its efforts to develop study materials for CFA exam candidates, and has taught CFA review courses as well. Petroff has been a CFA charterholder since 2000, has an MBA with an emphasis in finance from Webster University, and a bachelor's degrees in economics and Russian from DePauw University. He also served as president of the St. Louis CFA Society and chairman of its Education Committee.

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  1. Budgeting & Savings

    All-Inclusive Vacation Keeps Travelers On Budget

    Vacationers are faced with a major financial risk: spending too much money. Find out how to avoid it.
  2. Credit, Loans & Mortgages

    Borrowing Smart In A Debt-Filled World

    Leveraging your money can have many perks, but it's not always the smartest financial plan.
  3. Credit, Loans & Mortgages

    Rate Freeze To Cool Mortgage Meltdown

    The U.S. government is offering help to subprime borrowers. Is this a cure or a curse?
  4. Mutual Funds

    Mitigate Your Equity Risk

    If you think holding a few different stocks is enough, you may be in for an unpleasant surprise.
  5. Retirement Living

    High-Risk Retirement Portfolio Not Always Taboo

    Find out how much risk your portfolio can take and whether your money will last.
  6. Alternative Investments

    How Will The Subprime Mess Impact You?

    The subprime collapse could mean doom and gloom for housing, equities and the overall economy.
  7. Mutual Funds

    Who Is To Blame For The Subprime Crisis?

    From lenders to buyers to hedge funds, it appears everyone has blood on their hands.
  8. Retirement Savings

    Bear-Proof Your Retirement Portfolio

    Find out how to protect your assets so you can live out your dreams in style.
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