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Kathryn M. Kaminski, PhD

Founding Partner & CIO

Alpha K Capital

Kathryn M. Kaminski is a Founding Partner of Alpha K Capital, and acts as acts the Chief Investment Officer for the firm. Alpha K Capital is a thematic fund of funds focused on offensive strategies for tail risk management. Prior to starting Alpha K Capital LLC, Kathryn worked in investment management as a Senior Investment Research Analyst at RPM, a fund of hedge funds in Managed Futures. While at RPM, she coined the phrase "crisis alpha" to describe Managed Futures strategies with her work for the CME Education Group as a market commentator. She also has quant experience in both emerging fixed income and credit markets. Kathryn earned her PhD at the MIT Sloan School of Management where she did research on financial heuristics in collaboration with Professor Andrew W. Lo as part of the MIT Laboratory for Financial Engineering. Her research interests are in the area of portfolio management, asset allocation, financial heuristics, behavioral finance, and alternative investments. She has held academic lecturing positions in the areas of derivatives, hedge funds, and financial management at the Stockholm School of Economics, the Swedish Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), and the MIT Sloan School of Management.