Meet the Team
Fall 2012 UMass Boston Student Managed Fund
Arindam Bandopadhyaya – Faculty Advisor
Arindam Bandopadhyaya, Ph.D., is the Chairman and Professor of Finance in the Accounting and Finance Department at UMASS-Boston. He is also the Director of the College of Management’s Financial Services Forum (FSF). A two-time recipient of the Dean’s Award for Distinguished Research, Dr. Bandopadhyaya has published in journals like the Journal of International Money and Finance, Journal of Empirical Finance, Journal of Banking and Finance, and Review of Economics and Statistics. Dr. Bandopadhyaya teaches courses in the areas of corporate finance, international finance and managerial economics. He has received coveted teaching awards in the College of Management, including two-times the “Professor of the Year Award” and the Betty Diener Award for Teaching Excellence.
Mark Richard - President
Mark Richard is the current President of UMass Boston's Student Managed Fund. He is a senior graduating from the College of Management with a Finance concentration. As an active trader, Mark applies financial theory in real time to invest in the equity markets using technical analysis tools such as the MACD and RSI coupled with fundamental analysis of companies to screen for potential market opportunities. He is enrolled for Level I in the Chartered Financial Analysts ("CFA") program and plans on pursuing a Masters in Business Administration. After graduation, he will be seeking positions as an equity analyst.
Hunter Gamuciello – Executive Vice President
Hunter Gamuciello is a senior graduating from the College of Management with a concentration in Finance in May 2013, he is eager at the opportunity to apply his raw talents in a financial institution. He plans to pursue a JD Degree to provide opportunities for full immersion into the corporate world. While his college career has refined his interpersonal and leadership skills, and has allowed him to showcase his strong work ethic, it has also exposed him to a field in which interests him a great deal. He applies the logic, reason and analytical concepts that have been the benchmark of his academic career to the student managed fund.
Henry Montas – Vice President
Henry Montas is a junior majoring in Finance and Economics, anticipating graduation in December 2014. He is a self-motivated and hardworking student who supports the president with the fund’s management. After graduation Henry plans to work in a venture capital firm to strengthen his understanding of investments in start-ups which he will utilize in his long term entrepreneurial goals. Henry is a member of the Alpha Lambda Delta honor society and the Delta Sigma Pi Business Fraternity.
Stephen King – Vice President
Stephen King is senior from the University of Massachusetts Boston and is majoring in Management with a concentration in Finance, anticipating graduation date of May 2013. He is an ambitious and studious person with a strong work ethic. In addition to supporting the president and the oversight of the fund, he spends much of his time in the Bloomberg terminals researching different technical analysis to pinpoint trends for the SMF. Stephen is currently Bloomberg Proficient, with certificates in Commodity, Equity, Fixed Income, and Foreign Exchange Essentials. After gaining experience in the financial industry, he plans to work toward getting his MSF and CFA.
Douglas Dias – Chief Accountant
Douglas Dias recently earned his associates degree in Business Management from MassBay Community College and is currently a junior at UMass Boston. Doug is a hardworking student pursuing a bachelor’s degree with a concentration in Finance, with an expected graduation date of May 2014. Having traded stocks since he was 16 years old, Doug is still an active trader of his own stock portfolio and specializes in technical analyses. Doug is currently in the process of becoming Bloomberg certified, and will enroll in a CFA program upon graduation.