Keith Black

Keith Black

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Keith Black is Managing Director and Program Director of the FDP Institute, a self-study program designed to educate financial professionals about the emerging field of data science and its practical applications in the financial sector. At FDP, he has a professional designation as an author, researcher, and lecturer on alternative investments, machine learning, alternative data, and artificial intelligence. Prior to FDP, he served as Managing Director of Content Strategy at the CAIA Association. Keith has over 30 years of financial market experience, serving approximately half of that time as an academic and half as a trader and consultant to institutional investors. His prior experience includes commodities derivatives trading, stock options research and CBOE floor trading, and building quantitative stock selection models for mutual funds and hedge funds. Keith has contributed to the CFA Digest, and has published in The Journal of Wealth Management, The Journal of Trading, The Journal of Investing, and The Journal of Alternative Investments, among others.

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Keith Black's Affiliations

  • Board of Directors, Starlight's Youth Theater

  • Board of Trustees, Pioneer Valley Performing Arts

  • Editorial Board, CFA Digest

  • Editorial Board, Global Commodities Applied Research Digest

  • Editorial Board, Journal of Investment Consulting

  • Editorial Board, Journal of Alternative Investments

  • Editorial Advisory Board, Real Assets Adviser